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New Flood Risk Management Manual: Liability implications

16 Nov, 2023

Introduction On 10 November 2023, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Flood Planning) Regulation 2023 (EPA Reg Amendment) was published on the NSW legislation website. It amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 (EPA Reg) and replaced references to the Floodplain…

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The Importance of BDARs: Biodiversity Assessment under the BC Act

3 Aug, 2023

Two development applications were recently refused by the Land and Environment Court due to unacceptable impacts on biodiversity values and deficiencies in a proponent’s biodiversity development assessment report (BDAR). The poor appreciation of proponents’ obligations under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016…

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Climate Change Policy and Action Plan finalised by the NSW EPA

14 Feb, 2023

On 20 January 2022, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (‘EPA‘) released its final Climate Change Policy and Action Plan. The policy and plan follow the landmark case of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action Incorporated v Environment Protection Authority [2021] NSWLEC…

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