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Major changes to noise regulation of wind farms in Victoria

Projects, Energy & Resources

Major changes to noise regulation of wind farms in Victoria

Operators of wind farms have new obligations for annual reporting to the EPA as well as ongoing monitoring over the life of the wind farm.

26 October 2021

Santos victorious in scope 3 gas emissions case

The Land & Environment Court has this week dismissed an appeal brought by community action group Mullaley Gas and Pipeline Accord Inc (MGPA) challenging the validity of the...

21 October 2021

PJCIS recommends splitting Critical Infrastructure Bill in two to address immediate threats and provide greater certainty

The PJCIS recommends the urgent passing of the parts of the SOCI Bill that expand the scope of critical infrastructure sectors.

05 October 2021

Climate change litigation and intergenerational equity: the relevance of “indirect” emissions for project approvals

The recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal KEPCO Bylong Australia Pty Ltd v Bylong Valley Protection Alliance Inc provides a timely reminder of...

27 September 2021

Price v Spoor: The High Court considers contracting out of statutory limitation periods

The High Court’s recent decision in Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20 has confirmed that parties can effectively contract out of limitation periods imposed by statute. The decision...

08 September 2021

Greenwashing hits court room

It has been foreshadowed that companies and boards who make disclosure on climate targets face potential liability for misleading and deceptive conduct.

27 August 2021

Just when you thought you understood the law around modifying a development consent

The NSW Court of Appeal has been busy lately addressing matters relating to the modification of a development consent in NSW which the development world had no idea...

13 August 2021

IPCC report fans litigation risk flames

The comprehensive and devastating findings set out in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report carry implications for businesses economy-wide, intensifying the risks of climate change litigation.

11 August 2021

COVID-19 safety plans on construction sites

The effect of the Public Health (COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (Amending Order) is that an ‘Occupier’ of a ‘Construction Site’ in...

02 August 2021

Restrictions on construction and maintenance to further limit the spread of the COVID-19 Delta strain (NSW)

The NSW Government has announced tighter restrictions to the construction sector in the Public Health (COVID-19 Temporary Movement and Gathering Restrictions) Amendment (No 8) Order 2021 made under...

19 July 2021

Adopting an "if not, why not" approach to Government infrastructure projects

Major infrastructure projects procured by Federal and State governments are fuelling continued Australian growth and the pipeline of future projects continues to be strong.

12 July 2021

Common law duty of care not inconsistent with public authority’s statutory functions: Western Power partly liable for Parkerville bushfire

Western Australia’s Court of Appeal has found the Electricity Networks Corporation liable in negligence in relation to damage caused by the Parkerville bushfire in January 2014.

06 July 2021

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