Baird Government: Mining companies first, communities second

Baird Government: Mining companies first, communities second

Planning Minister Pru Goward has today announced planning reforms aimed at cutting in half the time it takes to assess mines and state significant development proposals. The Greens NSW have criticised this decision to speed up planning approvals as yet another example...
10/50 clearing laws put stop on planning decisions

10/50 clearing laws put stop on planning decisions

A Land and Environment Court decision (Johnson v Hornsby Shire Council [2014] NSWLEC 1215) delivered on the 21 October 2014 has found what opponents of the 10/50 clearing code of practice have long held to be true: that it overrides local protections for endangered...