Public Consultation opens for the Smith Bay Wharf EIS

The Minister for Planning has released the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber’s proposed port development for public comment. The EIS addresses the environmental, social and economic issues identified in the Guidelines (which were released by the then Development Assessment Commission in July 2017) and is available for review and comment from 28 March 2019 to 28 May 2019. The EIS document is available online: www.sa.gov.au/planning/majordevelopments The EIS is also available for viewing…

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Future of EPBC Act

Senior Consultant Tegan Stehbens represented the EP team at a recent seminar event in Canberra, looking into environmental law reform at the federal level. The event, “20 Years of the EPBC Act – looking back, looking forward” brought together a range of environmental practitioners, lawyers, academics and regulators to discuss proposed reforms to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Proposed reforms will have wide-ranging effects on future approvals for mining, development and infrastructure projects,…

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