Environment, Planning and Resources

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon? Local nuisance and litter control bill

Posted on August 14, 2015

Consultation has commenced on the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Bill. The Bill aims to provide clearer parameters for Local…

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Development Regulation changes – what they mean for you

Posted on July 28, 2015

While we have been waiting for the draft legislation in response to the 22 recommendations made by the Expert Panel on planning reform, in…

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What comes first, the land division or the detached dwelling?

Posted on November 06, 2014

According to the ERD Court decision in Paior & Anor v City of Marion & Ors (No.3), it is only when the relevant authority approves…

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EPA Delays Release of Revised Site Contamination Guidelines

Posted on September 02, 2014

The assessment and remediation of site contamination in South Australia is governed by the provisions of the Environment Protection Act and…

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The Expert Panel’s ideas for Planning Reform

Posted on August 14, 2014

On 6 August 2014 the Expert Panel on Planning Reform released its second report, “Our ideas for Reform”. There are 27 ideas for reform…

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City of Mitcham Heritage DPA - Submissions Open

Posted on March 02, 2014

In 2011 the City of Mitcham completed a heritage survey of its council areas. The survey made recommendations in respect of a number of…

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Speak and Listen - What the expert planning panel heard

Posted on December 02, 2013

In February 2013 the Minister for Planning, Mr John Rau announced the creation of a five member expert panel to undertake a review of the…

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National Site Contamination Assessment Guidelines Amended

Posted on April 02, 2013

The Standing Council of Environment and Water has officially approved an amendment to the National Environment Protection (Assessment of…

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