A Ministerial Advisory Committee was appointed in May 2015 to undertake an independent inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The Committee, chaired by Penny Armytage, provided its report to the Minister in March 2016. The … Continued
The contest between the owner of the Hazelwood Coal Mine and Power Generation Facility (Hazelwood) and Latrobe City Council (Latrobe) over who is responsible for a mining diversion drain at Hazelwood Coal Mine has concluded with delivery of judgment from … Continued
The Minister for Planning has announced the approval of the ‘Environmentally Efficient Design Local Planning Policies’ for six metropolitan councils (gazetted as the ‘Environmentally Sustainable Development’ (ESD) policies). The announcement follows the release of the combined … Continued
In our September 2015 Sustainability and Climate Change Quarterly update, we commented on the possible alignment of State Energy Efficiency Schemes (ESS). Our September 2015 update can be viewed here. As foreshadowed, on 13 October … Continued
Tarkine National Coalition Inc v Minister for the Environment  FCAFC 89 A recent decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia has shed light on the approach to cumulative impact assessments under the Environment … Continued
In our June 2015 Sustainability & Climate Change Quarterly Update, we considered the State-based energy efficiency schemes operating in Victoria. You can access that article here. In this article, we outline details of the review … Continued
A number of Victorian councils have sought to fill a perceived gap in federal and state policy regarding sustainable development. In particular, in 2014, six Victorian councils – Banyule, Moreland, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse and Yarra City … Continued
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