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New building and precinct standards for reaching net zero emissions
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

On 30 November 2016, the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy released a draft National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings and draft


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


A new approach to biodiversity conservation and land management
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 24 2016

The most significant changes to NSW biodiversity laws in at least a decade provide new opportunities and obligations for developers, infrastructure


Victoria's Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act - streamlining key approvals
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 7 2010

The Act will streamline the planning and environmental assessment and approvals process for major transport projects


Accidental breach of section 77A notice leads to $40,000 fine
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 7 2010

The breach of the section 77A Notice could have been avoided through the implementation of a robust environmental compliance system


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


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


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