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Victorian Planning Bill makes number of objectors a relevant consideration for decision-makers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 11 2015

The proposed changes are a conscious step by the Victorian Parliament to afford decision-makers the express means by which to consider strong


Owners of NSW contaminated or heritage constrained land may be entitled to lower rates and land tax
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

Recent Land and Environment Court rulings suggest that landowners of contaminated or heritage constrained land may have been paying higher rates and


Reforming Queensland's planning laws takes next step with release of draft bills
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 17 2015

Consultation drafts of the Planning Bill 2015 and the Planning and Environment Court Bill 2015 have been released with submissions being accepted


New streamlined planning and environmental processes in the ACT
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

On 7 April 2016, the ACT Legislative Assembly unanimously supported the Planning and Development (Efficiencies) Amendment Bill 2016 which was


A new line in the sand for coastal planning in Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

The Queensland Government has recently released draft maps of the "coastal management district" (CMD), an area declared under the Coastal Protection


De-risking environmental and planning decisions: getting the process right
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 20 2015

Administrative decisions on environmental or planning approvals are under increasing scrutiny, and errors in the decision-making process can derail a


Better planning for Queensland bills released for public comment
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 11 2015

Three draft bills released yesterday for public consultation represent the Queensland Government's much anticipated planning reform proposal. The


Common Provisions Act: what you need to do to get ready for its imminent commencement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 18 2014

The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (Qld) (CP Act) was passed on 9 September 2014 and is to commence on a date to be fixed


National framework for remediating contaminated sites in the pipeline
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

It has long been recognized that Australia has no standalone legislation at a national level that deals specifically with the remediation (as opposed


Resumption processes to be streamlined under new amendments to the Acquisition of Land Act 1967
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 9 2013

The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 3 May 2013. The aim of the Act is to