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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


New Land Access Ombudsman to take referrals of disputes about CCAs and make good agreements
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 8 2017

The Land Access Ombudsman would be an independent body to investigate and make recommendations on resolving disputes involving a conduct and


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


Court applies precautionary principle to asbestos contaminated fill material
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

A recent decision of Justice Pepper in the Land & Environment Court in Wollondilly Shire Council v Foxman Environmental Development Services Pty Ltd


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


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


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


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


The GasFields Commission Review - the Queensland Government responds
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

The State Government has accepted the majority of the GasFields Commission Review's recommendations, and consultation on legislative changes will


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