QLD 2020-21 Financial Provisioning Scheme Annual Report released

    On 15 September 2021, Queensland Treasury released its annual report for the Financial Provisioning Scheme (FPS) governed by the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Act 2018 (Qld) (FP Act). The annual report provides insight into risk outcomes, status of transition, contribution fund and surety balances, and planned expenditure. Snapshot Of the aggregate $7.4 billion … Read more

    Have your say on NSW Planning Regulation

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has released a draft Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 (NSW) for consultation. The regulation will make changes to numerous aspects of the planning system, including in relation to development applications and modifications, designated and complying development and assessments under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW). Read more

    Court imposes consent condition requiring management of PFAS

    The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has granted a development consent subject to conditions requiring PFAS-contaminated material be removed and impacted land remediated. The PFAS-contaminated material had been placed for soil improvement and was discovered during a site view for the proceedings. Read more