Environmental Law



 

 


Environmental Law


Contact: James Plumb, Partner; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia) 

As we reported in March, the Queensland Government introduced proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) (EP Act) would give the environmental regulator the ability to issue environmental protection orders (EPO) to parties connected with the holder of an environmental authority (related persons).

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Contact: James Plumb, Partner and Duncan Lomas, Solicitor; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia) 

Carter Newell first reported on the matter of Henry v ERO Georgetown Gold Operations Pty Ltd (ERO) [2015] QLC 13 in our previous newsletter issued in June 2015 titled ‘Material change in circumstances’. In this case, the landholder successfully applied to the Land Court claiming that there had been a material change of circumstances in mining operations on the land, since the entry by the parties into a compensation agreement in 2002. The key issue in dispute was whether the actions of ERO, in fencing off and restricting access to an existing road on the land, amounted to a material change in circumstances warranting an adjustment to the compensation paid to the landholder.

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Contact: James Plumb, Partner; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

In response to the circumstances surrounding the administration of the troubled Yabulu Nickel Refinery, the Queensland Environment Minister introduced the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2016 (Bill) on 15 March 2016.

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Contact: James Plumb, Partner and Duncan Lomas, Solicitor; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

The Mineral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (Bill) was introduced into Queensland State Parliament on 23 February 2016. Amongst other matters, the Bill gives effect to the Queensland Government’s election promise to reinstate various public notification requirements and community objection rights to proposed mining projects.

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Contact: Kelly Pain, Senior Associate; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

In a bid to relieve the increasing pressure on Queensland explorers, the Queensland State Government will allow a concession on exploration commitments over the next two years.

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