Review of Queensland Wind Farm Development Code Announced

The Queensland Government has announced a review of the Wind Farm Code (State Code 23) and accompanying guidelines used in the planning assessment of wind farm applications. Community consultation on the proposed changes will take place from Monday 7 August 2023 until Monday 4 September 2023. Read more

NSW Court of Appeal clarifies meaning of “interest in land” under Just Terms Act

The NSW Court of Appeal has confirmed that a personal interest that cannot be legally enforced is not a compensable “interest in land” under NSW compulsory acquisition legislation. This case is important for acquiring authorities, businesses and landowners, as it clarifies when compensation is payable when land occupied by a person other than the landowner … Read more

The election and the environment: what happens next?

The recent Australian Federal election has resulted in a change of government. While the government is settling in, our Environment, Planning and Communities partners set out their top 5 predictions for coming change on environmental matters, and where the priorities should lie. Read more