Monthly Archives: January 2012

The NSW Court of Appeal has held that there is no implied condition in Macquarie Generation’s environment protection licence which limits CO2 emissions from the Bayswater power station. The case provides licence holders under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 with greater clarity about the conditions under which they operate their business. However, the issue of whether or not CO2 is a ‘waste’ remains to be determined.

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This alert highlights two significant reforms in Queensland impacting on energy & resources projects – Commencement of the new Strategic Cropping Land Act and the introduction of proposed stamp duty implications for Queensland exploration tenements."

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On 23 December 2011, the NSW Government released “Draft NSW Planning Guidelines: Wind Farms” for public comment. The Guidelines have been developed to provide a regulatory framework for the development of wind farms in NSW and to ensure effective consultation with local communities.

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Following a comprehensive revision of the Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 in June 2009 (Guidelines), the NSW Environment Protection Authority has released new draft Guidelines for public comment.

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