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Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales

Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales

3rd edition

By Rosemary Lyster, Zada Lipman, Nicola Franklin, Graeme Wiffen and Linda Pearson


The key changes in this edition concern planning and assessment, energy and climate law. The book continues to provide effective integration of planning and assessment provisions with environmental law topics such as pollution control, broadly defined; the protection of biodiversity and heritage; natural resource issues such as energy and water; global and domestic attempts to deal with climate change; and corporate social responsibility. The focus goes beyond NSW to take account of international as well as national developments, including detailed analysis of the relevant Commonwealth law.


Overview of Environmental Law in Australia
Managing Environmental Conflict
Land Use Planning
Development Control
Environmental Assessment in New South Wales
Commonwealth Assessment and Approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
Energy and Climate Law
Integrated Natural Resource Management
Conserving Biodiversity
Protected Areas
Waste and Contaminated Land
Chemicals and Dangerous Goods
Corporate Social Responsibility
Table of Cases / Table of Statutes / Index


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


Published 27 February 2012
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862878525
Australian RRP $95.00
Direct Price $90.00
International Price $90.00
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