Bowie, L and Fulcher J, Stepping outside the box – Regional economic opportunities for a brighter future for post-mining land use, Queensland Environmental Law Association Annual Conference, Southport, Australia May 2018.

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This paper provides a snapshot of some successful examples of post-mining land uses around the world and analyses economic drivers for that success. As a primary case study, it examines the Queensland system of rehabilitation … Read More

Perissinotto, K “Planning Implications of Short Term Home Rentals” (2018) 23(94) QEPR

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This paper addresses the planning issues and implications of short-term home rentals (like through Airbnb and other providers), in advance of any findings by the Queensland Government Industry Reference Group.  It considers the ways that … Read More

Planning for post-mining land uses

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Bowie, L and Fulcher J, Planning for post-mining land uses, Planning Institute of Australia annual conference, Bundaberg, Australia 2017 This paper provides a snapshot of some successful examples of post-mining land uses around the world … Read More

Conditions Run with the land? It depends.

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Robertson, J.T.,‘Conditions Run with the land? It depends.’ (2015) 20(89) QEPR 34. It is a fundamental tenet of Queensland planning law that an approval and its conditions run with the land, binding future owners (and … Read More

Dealing with Difficult Referrals – Water and Transport

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Bowie, L.M., How to deal with difficult referrals under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 – With a focus on water and transport referrals, Planning Institute of Australia, ‘How to’ series, presented 5 March 2013 (Brisbane). Queensland has a complex … Read More

Obligations to Notify- a Practical Guide’

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Robertson, J.T.,-‘Obligations to Notify- a Practical Guide’ (2011/2012) 17 (76) QEPR 53 . Significantly expanded notification requirements will shortly be inserted by the Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2010 (Qld) (“NROLA … Read More

Owners’ Consent and State Resource Evidence

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Bowie, L.M., – Planning Institute of Australia, Part 1 of the series ‘How to make a properly made development application under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009’, presented 8 February 2011 (Brisbane) and 18 March 2011 … Read More

Two steps back and one step forward – extensions and ‘roll-ons’ for development permits

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Bowie, L.M., (Planning Institute of Australia seminar – IPA Improvement – The legal perspective, 30 May 2007). In 2007, planning legislative amendments in Queensland simultaneously made it more difficult to apply for extensions to approvals, … Read More

New Commonwealth Auditing Procedures for environmental approvals

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Bowie, L.M.,  (AMPLA News May 2007 Number 41, p4). Outlines an auditing process for projects across Australia, checking compliance with conditions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), following amendments which commenced on … Read More

The New EIS provisions

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Bowie, L.M.,  (Queensland Environmental Law Association seminar, 19 February 2002). For the purpose of Queensland’s bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), it was necessary to amend Queensland … Read More