Planning and Contaminated Land Law: Developments and Recent Cases


Melbourne Australia

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THURSDAY, 27 MARCH 2014 9.00AM TO 1.15PM $460 4 CPD Points

This half-day session will discuss the new reforms being proposed, and provide a clear understanding of the government’s aggressive plan to wind back essential protections. Update yourself on the most important Land & Environment court decisions while gaining valuable insight into the likely future shape of the proposed system and its implications as it sets out to completely revolutionise planning and environmental law in Victoria. This
seminar is an absolute must for all practicing in this area!

»» Chair: Tim Power, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Developments in Victorian Planning Law

  • Recent proposed changes and its impacts
  • Implementation of the new planning zones
    - Approved changes to Victoria’s residential, commercial, and industrial zones
  • New strategies and authorities
  • Implications for the future

»» Presented by Rupert Watters, Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers East

Developments in Federal Environmental Laws

  • Update on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
  • Current challenges and trends
  • The Water Trigger” in the EPBC Act

»» Presented by Dr Damien Lockie, Barrister and Mediator, Gordon & Jackson

Revitalisation of the Victorian Contaminated Land Framework

  • The contaminated land framework in Victoria, including the auditor system and implications of the revised NEPM
  • Recent reviews and criticisms of the system
  • What the EPA plans to do to improve the system
  • How other states approach various issues
  • The harmonisation project currently being undertaken by EPA’s around Australia
  • Case study: Spotless

»» Presented by Robert Jamieson, Partner, Ashurst

Case Law Update

  • Recent decisions of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Recent interstate and Commonwealth decisions of interest

»» Presented by Daniel Robinson, Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers East

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Ciaran O'Connell
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Supporting Organisations

Asia Plantation Capital
Diamond Energy
City Developments Ltd