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Bushfire rebuild controls in Wye River and Separation Creek

The Minister for Planning has introduced new planning controls to facilitate the rebuilding of houses destroyed or damaged by bushfires…

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Beneficial reuse update

Changes to the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 (Regulations) are set to affect both the beneficial waste reuse…

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Proposed changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006

Proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic) (Act) are set to increase the number of successful prosecutions for…

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Recent court decision has important ramifications for land owners of areas of land eligible for GAIC

The recent Victorian Supreme Court decision of Frontlink Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue has determined the approach to be…

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Meredith Gibbs, environment specialist, awarded Fellow appointment by the Global CCS Institute

Meredith Gibbs, partner in HWL Ebsworth’s Planning, Environment and Government team, has been awarded an inaugural Fellowship with the Global…

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Case note: new VCAT car parking decision

VCAT decisions concerning the availability of on site car parking have attracted much media attention and public debate in recent…

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