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Dumped: When a tenant walks out, who is responsible for abandoned waste?
Insight 22 Jul 2021

The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a prevention notice requiring a landlord to clean up hundreds of tonnes of hazardous e-waste abandoned by its tenant. ...

Federal Budget 2021-22: 'Below baseline' crediting scheme to go ahead
Insight 13 May 2021

The Federal Government has earmarked $280 million in its Budget 2021 for the roll-out of a 'below baseline' crediting scheme, which was a key recommendation of an expert review led by Grant King (King Review). Here we briefly considers what this means for large emitters. ...

Allens advises LOGOS consortium on $1.67bn logistics acquisition
News 06 Jul 2021

Moorebank Logistics Park is Australia's largest freight infrastructure project and will link Port Botany direct to rail terminals and warehousing on a 243-hectare site, greater than the size of the ...

Allens advises Morrison & Co and Future Fund consortium on $2.8 billion investment in Telstra's InfraCo Towers
News 02 Jul 2021

Allens is pleased to be advising Morrison & Co and the consortium led by the Future Fund Board of Guardians and including Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and Sunsuper Superannuation Fund on the acquisition of a 49% interest in Telstra Corporation's telecommunications network tower business ...

Victorian EPA reforms
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Our environment and planning hub serves up everything you need to know about the upcoming reforms to Victoria's new environmental protection regime. We analyse key aspects of the changes to help your business prepare. Victoria has passed ...

Proposed Design and Place SEPP – creating further complexity in our planning system?
Insight 06 Apr 2021

The Explanation of Intended Effect for the proposed Design and Place SEPP, presently on public exhibition, signals major change to the assessment requirements for all development in NSW. Improving design outcomes in the built environment is important, but will the proposed SEPP be the right vehicle to achieve this objective, or will it add another layer to an already complex planning system? ...

Investor state arbitration and the environment: preparing for change in 2021 and beyond
Insight 15 Mar 2021

The overlap between international investment and environmental protection is expanding, eg with environmental protection provisions featuring in recent International Investment Agreements (IIAs) and international Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and environment-related investor-state disputes. ...

NSW becomes the second Australian jurisdiction to pass a PFAS ban
Insight 02 Mar 2021

Knowledge of the risks posed by PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances), its behaviour in the environment and potential PFAS remediation options continue to evolve rapidly. Following South Australia's PFAS ban in 2018, New South Wales has just passed regulations to restrict the sale and use of PFAS firefighting foam. ...

Immediate reforms recommended by Final EPBC Act Review Report
Insight 10 Feb 2021

The Final Report of the of the once-in-a-decade review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) has identified new, legally enforceable National Environmental Standards, independent oversight and enforcement, and indigenous engagement as key actions ...

Allens advises ACCIONA on 923MW MacIntyre Wind Farm partnership
News 19 Mar 2021

Allens has advised the energy division of ACCIONA on its agreement with Ark Energy Corporation, a new subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company, in relation to the 923MW MacIntyre Wind Farm development project in Queensland. ...

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