• Environmental Planning


Logan Environmental Offsets Estimator

Logan City Council is blazing forward with innovative implementation of its Environmental Offsets Policy (within Policy 3 of the Logan Planning Scheme 2015) via its online ‘Environmental Offset Estimate Request’ (The Estimator). The Estimator is a great tool for use in project planning and while…

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New Erosion Prone Areas Declared for QLD Coast

The Queensland Government has updated coastal hazard area mapping (erosion prone areas and storm tide inundation) to include projected impacts of climate change to 2100. In short this means that a 0.8 metre sea level rise scenario is now reflected by erosion prone area and…

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New EPBC Act Koala Referral Guidelines Released

The Department of the Environment (DoE) released new Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ‘(EPBC Act) Referral Guidelines for the Vulnerable Koala’ in late December 2014 (‘the new guideline’). The guidelines supersede the Draft Referral Guidelines that were in operation up to late last year.…

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Re-classification of Queensland Threat-listed Species

The Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Amendment Regulation (No. 2) 2014 (‘Amendment Regulation’) was published on 12 December 2014. The Amendment Regulation presents a suite of amendments to the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2014 which are primarily concerned with the re-classification of near threatened and threat-listed flora…

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Update on the Queensland Offsets Framework

02 December 2014 The Queensland Environmental Offsets Framework (the ‘Framework’) came into force on 1 July 2014, enacting a new set of requirements for environmental offsetting in Queensland. The Framework broadly consists of the Environmental Offsets Act 2014 (‘Offsets Act’), the Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014and the…

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Ecological Planning Reform Quick Guide

Recent amendments to environmental planning policy and legislation have resulted in a variety changes to the level of ecological constraint and opportunity for a variety development projects and development sites throughout Queensland. Our Ecological Planning Reform Quick Guide is a targeted review of selected ecological…

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