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NSW Planning Bill finalised and introduced into Parliament
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 24 2013

After a lengthy consultation process, the long-awaited Planning Bill 2013 was introduced into State Parliament on Tuesday. According to the


Court decision on contaminated soil "treatment" may lengthen environmental approvals process
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 6 2012

The Court's clarification that earthworks such as "mounding and capping" constitutes "treatment" may mean that more development proposals will now be characterised as designated development


A guide to clearing vegetation in Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

The first step in determining whether an approval is needed to clear vegetation is to identify the type of vegetation to be cleared and the


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


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


Overhaul of Queensland's planning laws takes next step with release of draft bills
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 8 2014

The Queensland Government's overhaul of the State's planning laws has taken an important step with the release of consultation drafts of the Planning


Native title rights to fish mean state legislation is mere abalone
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 21 2013

The High Court has held that native title rights to Hunt, fish and gather can trump state legislation that conflicts with their continued exercise


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


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


Have your say on NSW's draft Guidelines for the economic assessment of mining and coal seam gas
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 18 2015

As part of the recent reforms to NSW mining policy, the NSW Government has now released the much anticipated draft Guidelines for the economic