State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) Amendment (Resource Significance) 2013

State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) Amendment (Resource Significance) 2013 The NSW Government is seeking feedback on amendments to the Mining SEPP which: • Ensure the significance of the resources (major or minor) must be considered in the decision-making process as an important, but not the only, factor; • Stipulate the […]

New trigger for federal environmental approval commences and associated draft significant impact guidelines released

New trigger for federal environmental approval commences and associated draft significant impact guidelines released Herbert Smith Freehills LLP John Ware and Madeline Simpson Australia July 24 2013 Author page » Author page » What has happened? Parliament has passed legislation that imposes a federal layer of environmental approval on coal seam gas (CSG) and large […]

Draft guidelines for new water trigger under the EPBC Act released for public comment

Draft guidelines for new water trigger under the EPBC Act released for public comment Norton Rose Australia Andrew Muir and Rebecca Hoare Australia July 19 2013 Author page » Author page » Introduction The Federal Government has released the Draft significant impact guidelines – Coal seam gas and large coal mining developments: impacts on water […]