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EDO Qld LawAlert: 30 April 2018

30 April, 2018

Find out more about the tree clearing Bill; loopholes in the financial provisioning Bill; EDO Solicitor Revel Pointon takes out the top young environmental lawyer award; and read about a key decision relating to Gold Coast City Council and Boral Industries Pty Ltd. There's also a guide to help you prepare a good submission under the EPBC Act.

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Spotlight on Boral Resources (Qld) Pty Limited v Gold Coast City Council

30 April, 2018

Gold Coast City Council’s (GCCC) refusal of a hard rock quarry in Reedy Creek, West Burleigh in SE Queensland has been unanimously upheld by the Queensland Supreme Court. The decision demonstrates that local councils play an integral role in protecting their local environment through careful drafting of their planning scheme and then by robustly enforcing that planning scheme in the face of contrary developments.

 

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