Articles matching Environmental & Planning Law


Save Beeliar Wetlands (Inc.) v Commissioner of Main Roads [2017] FCA 4

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

In the recent decision of Save Beeliar Wetlands (Inc.) v Commissioner of Main Roads [2017] FCA 4, the Court dismissed an application for an interlocutory...

The Heritage Ripple Effect: New regulation of development on land adjoining heritage places

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

Owners of properties adjoining heritage places will be affected by a new State assessment trigger and State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP).

Underground water laws passed by Queensland Parliament: Government exempts Adani coal mine, refuses to exempt New Acland

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law, Energy

In the early hours of Thursday morning, the Queensland Parliament passed the Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation...

The new Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act: 5 things you need to know

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

Significant changes to resources legislation in Queensland will take effect from tomorrow, Tuesday 27 September 2016. We have set out below some examples...

Groundwater extraction in mining: Government puts a plug on “unlimited right to take” water

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

The Queensland Government has introduced legislation into Parliament which, if passed, will tighten environmental laws regulating the taking of groundwater...

Costs in the context of matters with a long history: Chief Executive, DERM v Australis Mining Operations Qld Pty Ltd & Anor

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

Initial discouragement of the course of action which ultimately resolves a proceeding may be considered unfortunate, but it does not necessarily constitute...

The end of the road for Save Beeliar?

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

The Roe Highway extension (Roe 8) is a key part of the Western Australia State Government’s $1.6 billion Perth Freight Link plan to build a heavy haulage...

The Big Spill: Damages for contamination to land

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Victoria highlights the importance of particularising claims for damages at an early stage of proceedings. The...

Clarity on the recording of convictions following EHP prosecutions

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

In February 2016, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) released revised Enforcement Guidelines.

When is a Council decision on infrastructure contributions out of bounds?

Filed under: Environmental & Planning Law

Discussion of the recent judgment of the Queensland Court of Appeal which confirms that where an approval exists that has not been implemented a new application...

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