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New controls proposed for large-scale solar and wind developments in NSW

Australia - September 30 2021 Proposed changes to planning controls for utility scale wind and solar energy projects (ie. Projects which export electricity to the grid) could make…

Joy Chen, Alison Packham.

Avoid a bad BDAR, a bad DA and a bad day: demonstrating avoidance of biodiversity impacts for NSW development proposals

Australia - September 30 2021 Proponents of development in NSW need to demonstrate that they have addressed the potential to avoid the biodiversity impacts of their development…

Wagih Doueihi, Samuel Wicks.

Environment and Planning 5 Minute Fix 18: Climate Change, Biodiversity, Infrastructure, Renewable Energy

Australia - September 30 2021 In June 2021, the Federal Court found that the Commonwealth Environment Minister owes a duty of care not to cause harm when exercising her powers…

Brendan Bateman, Sallyanne Everett, Damien Gardiner, Kathryn Pacey, Claire Smith, Karen Trainor, Brad Wylynko.

Refocusing energy from waste projects from Sydney to key NSW regions

Australia - September 16 2021 Energy from waste (EfW) facilities will no longer be permitted in Greater Sydney and most other areas of NSW unless they propose using waste…

Nadine Holterman, Alison Packham.

An Australian first: NSW EPA ordered to take action to address climate change

Australia - September 2 2021 In a landmark ruling with potentially far-reaching implications, the NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC) has ordered the State's Environment…

Brendan Bateman, Sallyanne Everett, Damien Gardiner, Cloe Jolly, Kathryn Pacey, Claire Smith, Karen Trainor, Brad Wylynko.