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New third-party enforcement rights in the Victorian Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018
Insight 15 Oct 2018

This Insight examines the third-party enforcement rights introduced into the Environment Protection Act 2017 (Vic) by the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (Vic), which passed Victorian Parliament in August 2018 ...

Victoria's 'general environmental duty': What is it, and what can I do about it?
Insight 02 Oct 2018

The recently passed Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 will transform Victorias environmental protection law including by imposing a general duty on all Victorian industry and community members to prevent and minimise environmental harm ...

Accelerating build-to-rent in Australia
Insight 29 Sep 2018

The build-to-rent (BTR) model continues to gain pace in Australia as several projects prove the local viability of this asset class. ...

Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 becomes law, in a root and branch overhaul of Victoria's environmental law
Insight 30 Aug 2018

The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 has passed the Victorian Parliament The Act is an ambitious overhaul of Victorian environmental law and plants the seeds for a robust new environmental regime ...

Solar farm wins court approval despite conflicts with planning schemes
Insight 27 Aug 2018

The Queensland Planning and Environment Court has approved a solar farm located on good quality agricultural land despite high level conflicts between the proposed development and the provisions of the relevant planning schemes Partner Bill McCredie and Special Counsel Rosanne Meurling review the ...

A new era for Victoria's environmental protection
Insight 26 Jun 2018

The Environment Protection Amendment Bill is the first major overhaul of Victorias environmental law in almost 50 years introducing a general environmental duty requiring all Victorian businesses, industry and community members to prevent environmental harm. ...

Insight into the workings of Queensland's Planning Act 2016
Insight 04 Jun 2018

Queensland's Planning and Environment Court recently delivered three significant decisions that provide insight into the operation of the Planning Act 2016. The decisions separately address service requirements for submitter appellants, the operation of the transitional provisions in the Act and the ...

Comments open for North East Link EES scoping requirements
Insight 31 May 2018

The draft scoping requirements for the proposed North East Link projects Environment Effects Statement have been released and are open for public comment until 12 June 2018 ...

National Energy Guarantee - development of Emissions Requirement
Insight 03 May 2018

Following the recent release of the National Energy Guarantee High Level Design Document Partner Anna Collyer and Senior Associate Karla Drinkwater report on the proposed Emissions Requirement of the National Energy Guarantee which seeks to lower emissions in keeping with international commitments ...

New planning and community engagement guidelines for solar farms in Queensland
Insight 27 Mar 2018

New guidelines for planning and community engagement for solar farm development in Queensland will encourage local governments to adopt a consistent approach when assessing solar farm development proposals Partner Bill McCredie and Senior Associates Julieane Materu and David Thorpe look at the ...