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Court recommends approval of an application for a mining lease and EA for The Kevins Corner Mine in the Galilee Basin
The negative environmental impacts were outweighed by the benefits that would result from the development of the mine.
Australia
14 Oct 2018
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Queensland Government proposes significant reforms to the financial assurance and rehabilitation framework for resource activities
The Bill also establishes a financial provisioning scheme to deal with the environmental impacts of resource activities.
Australia
13 Jun 2018
3
Federal Court dismisses challenge to the decision by the Environment Minister to approve Carmichael coal mine.
Litigation concerning the statutory tests under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Australia
12 Jun 2018
4
Coal export terminal at Abbot Point to progress after unsuccessful challenge to the Environmental Authority
Application by Whitsunday Resident Group challenging lawfulness of decision was dismissed on number of grounds discussed here.
Australia
12 Jun 2018
5
Land Court of Queensland refuses to strike out one claim for compensation but prevents another after finding an estoppel
Interesting Queensland case involving a claim for compensation, development offence, abuse of process and estoppel.
Australia
12 Jun 2018
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Lapsed development approval revived where applicant misunderstood effect of related approvals.
Recent case concerning an application to extend the currency period of a DA for a material change of use.
Australia
12 Jun 2018
7
Adaptive reuse of heritage building, Athol Place - a powerful ground in support of proposed commercial development
Court held there were sufficient planning grounds to justify approval of the proposed development of heritage building.
Australia
12 Jun 2018
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Development approved despite being in conflict with Maroochy Plan 2000
Development approved due to need for a shopping complex and the fact that Maroochydore Centre was already congested.
Australia
12 Jun 2018
10
Queensland Court of Appeal dismisses claims of procedural unfairness and upholds validity of Environmental Protection Order
The Court of Appeal held that the grounds attacking the validity of the EPO must fail and upheld the validity of the EPO.
Australia
1 Jun 2018
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Queensland Supreme Court found that the usual rules as to costs applied, despite the public interest character of the proceeding
The Court decided that there was no reason to depart from the usual order as to costs or to reduce the quantum of costs.
Australia
1 Jun 2018
12
Queensland environmental laws prevail over Commonwealth Corporations Act
The Court also held that the liquidators were "executive officer"s to comply with the environmental protection order.
Australia
5 Apr 2018
13
The Court has a discretion to grant an order for costs when an application is brought without a reasonable prospect of success
The Court found that the owner never had any reasonable prospect of success and ordered that the owner pay all costs.
Australia
5 Apr 2018
14
Contamination and pollution incidents in NSW: what is the difference and what are your duties?
Developers are advised to seek advice to help manage risk, protect the environment and safeguard land values.
Australia
13 Feb 2018
15
NSW EPA announced civil construction market program grants in an effort to reduce waste
NSW EPA has introduced a major recycling incentive for the construction industry in their efforts to reduce waste.
Australia
7 Feb 2018
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Far reach of chain of responsibility law in Queensland
All "related persons" should develop and implement an adequate due diligence, risk-assessment and management strategy.
Australia
14 Jun 2017
17
Powers of entry for environmental investigations and procedural fairness
NSW environmental authorities are not required to give notice of entry prior to entering the land for an investigation.
Australia
7 Jun 2017
18
Chain of responsibility amendments to the Queensland Environmental Protection Act
Investors and financiers and others who fall within the "related person" test should be aware of these amendments.
Australia
3 Apr 2017
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Planning and environment in NSW: a recap of 2016 and what to expect in 2017
NSW experienced rapid and significant planning and environment changes and anticipates further legislative amendments.
Australia
9 Jan 2017
20
Wind Energy Planning Framework for NSW - cancelling out the white noise
The NSW government aims for more clarity around the wind farm development process by its Wind Energy Planning Framework.
Australia
1 Nov 2016
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