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Planning Law Reform in NSW: Explaining the Revolution


6 August 2012

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR

This seminar will discuss the new laws being proposed for the development of land use plans by councils and the State Government and the settlement of planning disputes, which are due to go before parliament by years' end.

NSW planning law is undergoing generational change , with the recent release of a green paper on a new planning system for the State. This seminar will discuss the new laws being proposed for the development of land use plans by councils and the State Government and the settlement of planning disputes, which are due to go before parliament by years' end. With the new system set to revolutionise legal practice in planning law, this seminar will provide practitioners with a clear understanding of the background to the reforms and the likely future shape of the NSW planning system.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Zada Lipman is an Emeritus Professor in Law specialising in Environmental Law, especially pollution, planning and coastal adaptation law. She has over 30 years experience teaching and researching in the area of Environmental Law. She is a co-author of Environmental Law and Planning in NSW (Federation Press 3rd ed 2012) and has published extensively. She is a member of the (World Conservation Union) IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and a member of the Commissions' Special Working Group on Enforcement and Compliance and Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs. She is the New South Wales and Pollution special editor of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal and the Australian editor of the Environmental Liability Journal (UK).

Dr Robert Stokes MP is the Liberal Member for Pittwater and Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy. Before entering Parliament, Rob was a practising solicitor and Senior Lecturer with the Division of Law at Macquarie University. He holds a PhD in Law, Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Diploma in Biblical Studies. Rob has been actively involved in volunteer work in the legal profession and has written numerous articles on environmental planning and NSW tax law in a variety of books and academic journals.


Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this lecture is equal to2 MCLE/CPD units.

This event is presented by the Australian Central for Climate and Environmental Law.


Time: 6-8pm

Location: New Law Building, Common Room, Level 4

Cost: Full $50; Alumni $40; Current Students $35

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: 02 9351 0323

Email: 3b32144c112251573018182b2e200a293217504b3f763411