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Recovery of costs under the POEO Act by Public Authorities

9 Apr, 2018

The NSW Court of Appeal (‘Court‘) recently determined an appeal from the Land and Environment Court (‘LEC‘), where it was argued that Kempsey Shire Council (‘Council‘) was not entitled to recover its clean-up costs under the Protection of the Environment…

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Penalty for Council’s water pollution offence

26 Oct, 2012

In Environmental Protection Authority v Queanbeyan City Council (No. 3) [2012] NSWLEC 220, the Land and Environment Court considered what was the appropriate sentence to impose in respect of an offence by  the Council of polluting waters under s120 of…

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