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Sweeping changes to the Victorian EPA Act are proposed to commence on 1 July 2021. This session includes a brief overview of the changes, a brief consideration of transitional provisions and will focus one of the central changes to the Act being the introduction of a new environmental duty.
The session covers the new duty and explore the relationship with the overarching duties found in occupational health and safety legislation.
In this Q&A Session with Michelle Quigley QC, Chair of the Environment and Planning section of CommBar, key discussion points include common planning disputes arising from application for planning permits from local councils, and conditions imposed on those permits, especially in unresolved matters that progress to the Planning division of VCAT.