Local Planning in a Global Environment: NSW Government proposes to limit conditions of consent regulating overseas impacts

Amendments have been proposed to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) and the State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 (Mining SEPP) that will impact on how greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are considered in assessing mining projects and the conditions of consent that may be imposed. The Environmental…

Planning in NSW – where to from here?

Following the dramatic climax at the end of last year for NSW’s planning reforms, many would be left wondering about the direction of the NSW Government’s planning reform agenda. Strong indications exist, however, through the Government’s activity during the end of year break as to where we are headed. Below we recap, and make observations…