Environmental Approval for Perth highway Extension Challenged
Western Australia's Environmental Defender's Office is challenging state environmental approval of the Roe 8 highway extension, which will cut through the Beeliar wetlands.
NSW Cracks Down on Planning Law Breaches
Companies who wilfully dump dirty water from mine operations into nearby rivers in New South Wales or recklessly build apartments which don’t meet fire safety standards...
NSW: Planning Chaos as Court Upholds Rio Decision
The planning system in New South Wales is in chaos following a Supreme Court of Appeal decision which upheld an earlier judgement disallowing an expansion of...
NSW Set for ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Environmental Approvals
The federal and New South Wales Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work toward a one-stop shop for environmental approvals.
Queensland Closes in on Simpler Approvals
The Abbott Government is closing in on a deal with Queensland to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ for environmental approvals for major resource and infrastructure construction projects,...
Huge Gas Project Approval ‘Unlawful’
The environmental approval for a now-cancelled multi-billion gas construction project in the north-west of Australia has been declared unlawful.
Red Tape Drowns New Mining Construction Projects
Approvals for new mining construction projects are being bogged down in complex approval processes, the country’s peak resource industry lobby group says.
Red Tape Top Construction Industry Election Priority
Cutting red tape on ordinary compliance and approvals for significant developments has emerged as the single-most important business priority in the construction sector for the next...
Coalition to Slash $1 Billion in Red Tape
A one-stop-shop for environmental approval for major construction projects in Australia would be created under a plan the Coalition says would see both the carbon tax...
Adani Groundwater Plan Gets Green Light
The federal environment minister has given the green light to the controversial Adani Carmichael mine's groundwater plan, taking it a step closer to operation.
Nationals Seek Pre-election Tick for Adani
The Nationals fear vital foreign investment will be scared off and jobs lost if the coalition government doesn't finalise approvals for the Adani coal mine before...
Adani Mine in Minister's Hands: Treasurer
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has defended a hold-up in final approvals for the Adani coal mine in Queensland.
PM Denies Go-slow on Adani Approval
Scott Morrison has denied his environment minister is sitting on approvals for the Adani coal mine in Queensland as opposing forces within his government are once...