An independent community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law

Planning for climate change

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How NSW planning can better tackle greenhouse gas emissions

We’ve launched an important new report, Planning for climate change: how the NSW planning system can better tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

The report makes 14 recommendations on how the planning system can be improved to help mitigate the future impacts and costs of climate change.

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CSG Water Trigger Case

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Testing the ‘Water Trigger’ for CSG projects

Our new case tests the approval of more than 6,000 new CSG wells in Queensland’s Surat Basin. Our client Western Downs Alliance argues that the Environment Minister did not properly assess the impact the project will have on water as required by the ‘Water Trigger’ under national environmental law.

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What Happened to Merits Review?

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The community’s right to participate

We’ve received many calls from community groups across NSW who are concerned about the removal of their merits review rights for large resource extraction projects. In response to these concerns, we've had a critical look at merits review and the role it actually plays in the planning system.

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