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Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales

5th edition


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Now in its fifth edition, Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales has become a standard reference work for academics, students and practitioners alike. Environmental and Planning laws continue to be among the most dynamic in terms of new developments at the State, national, and international levels, and the distinguished team of authors has thoroughly revised and updated this classic text.

For the first time, the fifth edition brings together an authorial team of academics, judges, a Commissioner and solicitors to share their expertise and fresh insights. The book continues to provide an in-depth analysis of: managing environmental conflict; development, planning and assessment; biodiversity and heritage protection; energy, climate and water law; pollution control; and corporate social responsibility.

The focus goes beyond NSW to take account of international as well as national developments, including a detailed analysis of the relevant Commonwealth law.

About the Authors
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

1. Overview of Environmental Law
2. Managing Environmental Conflict
3. Land Use Planning
4. Development Control
5. Environmental Impact Assessment in New South Wales
6. Commonwealth Assessment and Approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
7. Energy and Climate Law
8. Water
9. Conserving Biodiversity
10. Mining and the Environment
11. Protected Areas and Crown Lands
12. Heritage
13. Pollution
14. Waste and Contaminated Land
15. Chemicals and Dangerous Goods
16. Corporate Social Responsibility


Reviews of previous editions:

The book warrants a close reading for those interested in the subjects it covers. Cross-sectoral links are made which provide genuine insights into what the law does, or does not do, about particular issues, based on careful consideration of the policy framework underpinning those issues. For example, concern about climate change impacts appears as a major driver towards action in several contexts throughout the book, not just in the energy law and climate change chapter. … The strengths of the book are clear…a welcome addition to your environmental law library.

Hon Justice NHM Pain, Land and Environment Court of NSW, Environment and Planning Law Journal

This book will become a standard reference text for students, practitioners, researchers, decision makers and others requiring a quick and ready road map to guide their understanding of the regulatory framework of planning and environment matters in New South Wales.

Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law

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