The Cooperative Research Centre of Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), in consultation with the National Remediation Framework Steering Group, has released the National Remediation Framework (Framework). Continue reading
Category: New South Wales
The design and construction of buildings in NSW are now subject to a new regulatory framework. This will affect many practitioners in the building industry including builders, building designers, building product manufacturers and suppliers, project managers and certifiers. Continue reading
A community group of bushfire survivors has commenced proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC) against the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to encourage or compel the development of policies to address NSW’s greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading
Infrastructure contributions in NSW is set to be overhauled, with a package of proposed reforms on public exhibition and a NSW Productivity Commission review to be completed by the end of the year. Continue reading
The Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (Alliance) has been joined as a party in judicial review proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court (Court) challenging the refusal of development consent for a coal mine in Bylong Valley, NSW. Continue reading
More complex, taking longer, and less certain. The Productivity Commission (Commission) confirms that there is scope for improvement for regulatory processes, including reduced duplication of Commonwealth and State assessments and approvals. Continue reading
Proponents of projects under construction in NSW can now take advantage of relaxed work day restrictions under new COVID-19 amendments. Continue reading
New guidance from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) may help to determine when financial assurance is likely to be required. Continue reading
- NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) will have a greater role in the rezoning process for key, strategic priority precincts.
- Local councils are expected to benefit from increased collaboration with NSW Government agencies and a more consistent infrastructure planning framework to deliver rezoning proposals and precincts.
- However, for some precincts, the transition of responsibilities between State and local council planning bodies may result in delays.
In November 2019, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, announced the NSW Government’s new approach for precinct planning in Greater Sydney. The Minister stated that the new precinct planning framework would clear the decks of planning proposals stuck in the system, refocus the State’s planning efforts and empower local councils to plan strategically. Continue reading
The NSW Government has introduced the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Territorial Limits) Bill 2019 (NSW) (Bill) into the NSW Parliament. Continue reading