Monthly Archives: August 2011

More on ‘Sweetwater’…

There is more to be said about the decision of Biscoe J in the Land and Environment Court in Sweetwater Action Group Inc v Minister For Planning [2011] NSWLEC 106 (7 July 2011) that was discussed in the In Focus … Continue reading

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Part 3A Repeal – State Significant Development and Infrastructure

On Thursday, 18 August 2011, a draft SEPP was placed on exhibition for public comment which identifies categories of development which will be state significant development (SSD) or state significant infrastructure (SSI) when the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 is … Continue reading

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Reform of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

On 24 August 2011, the Federal Government announced that it will significantly reform national environmental laws in response to an independent review of the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (Act) prepared by Allan Hawkes AC in October 2009.

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Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 to remain in force

On 26 August 2011, the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 was amended to provide that the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 will remain in force until 1 September 2013 unless sooner repealed.

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