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Environment| 09 Feb 2021
The Victorian Government is currently seeking feedback on three proposed options for regulating wind farm noise under the new Environment Protection Act 2017 (due to commence on 1 July 2021).
Property & Projects| 05 Aug 2020
As announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on 3 August 2020, employees required to attend permitted work sites during stage 4 restrictions must be issued worker permits by their employers under the Permit Scheme.
Environment & Sustainability| 27 Jul 2020
In no uncertain terms, Professor Graeme Samuel has found that the Commonwealth environmental legislation is ineffective. In this article, Partner Meg Lee considers the key findings of the Interim Report of the Independent Review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity ...
Environment| 26 May 2020
The Victorian Supreme Court last week sentenced four companies a total of $380,000 for 12 air pollution offences arising from the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire, the largest and longest mine fire ever to occur in the Latrobe Valley. In handing down fines of $95,000 ...
Property & Projects| 27 Apr 2020
The Victorian Government has passed the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020, which amends environment, planning and local government laws to assist with keeping the planning system moving. However, significant amendments to the Environment Protection Act 1970, which were expected to be ...