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Duty to notify of land contamination

Victorian framework Victoria’s new environment protection framework (Framework), under the amended Environment Protection Act 2017 (Vic) (Act), is expected to come into…

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2021 Update to the Better Apartments Design Standards

Background In 2017 the Victorian Government implemented the Better Apartments Design Standards into the Victorian Planning Provisions and all planning…

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Australia’s national environmental legislation – on the brink of major reform

What’s the latest? The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 (New Amendment Bill) was introduced to Federal…

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Proposed changes to the Education SEPP

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is currently seeking comment on proposed changes to the State Environmental…

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Planning rules to support Victoria’s big housing build

Summary Amendments VC187 and VC190 were gazetted on 1 December 2020 and have changed the Victoria Planning Provisions to streamline…

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Queensland Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal brought by shopping centre operators against a decision to approve a mixed-use development

Background The case of Lipoma Pty Ltd & Anor v Redland City Council & Anor [2020] QCA 180 concerned an appeal to the…

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