The Federation Press

Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales

Overview

The key changes in this edition concern planning and assessment, changes to Australia’s energy and climate law regime as well as an entirely new chapter on Mining and Environmental Law. The book continues to provide effective integration of planning and assessment provisions with environmental law topics such as pollution control; the protection of biodiversity and heritage; natural resource issues such as energy and water; global and domestic attempts to deal with climate change; and corporate social responsibility. The focus goes beyond NSW to take account of international as well as national developments, including detailed analysis of the relevant Commonwealth law.

Reviews

Reviews of previous editions:
The book warrants a close reading for those interested in the subjects it covers. Cross-sectoral links are made which provide genuine insights into what the law does, or does not do, about particular issues, based on careful consideration of the policy framework underpinning those issues. For example, concern about climate change impacts appears as a major driver towards action in several contexts throughout the book, not just in the energy law and climate change chapter. … The strengths of the book are clear…a welcome addition to your environmental law library. - Hon Justice NHM Pain, Land and Environment Court of NSW, Environment and Planning Law Journal

This book will become a standard reference text for students, practitioners, researchers, decision makers and others requiring a quick and ready road map to guide their understanding of the regulatory framework of planning and environment matters in New South Wales. - Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Abbreviations
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

Overview of Environmental Law in Australia
Managing Environmental Conflict
Land Use Planning
Development Control
Environmental Impact Assessment in New South Wales
Commonwealth Assessment and Approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
Energy and Climate Law
Water
Integrated Natural Resource Management
Conserving Biodiversity
Mining and the Environment
Protected Areas and Crown Lands
Heritage
Pollution
Waste and Contaminated Land
Chemicals and Dangerous Goods
Corporate Social Responsibility

Index

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