Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales: 4th Edition (Paperback) book cover

Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales

4th Edition

By Rosemary Lyster

Federation Press

880 pages

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The key changes in this edition concern planning and assessment, changes to Australia's energy and climate law regime as well as an entirely new chapter on Mining and Environmental Law. The book continues to provide effective integration of planning and assessment provisions with environmental law topics such as pollution control; the protection of biodiversity and heritage; natural resource issues such as energy and water; global and domestic attempts to deal with climate change; and corporate social responsibility. The focus goes beyond NSW to take account of international as well as national developments, including detailed analysis of the relevant Commonwealth law.

Table of Contents

Overview of Environmental Law in Australia

Managing Environmental Conflict

Land Use Planning

Development Control

Environmental Assessment in New South Wales

Commonwealth Assessment and Approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)

Energy and Climate Law


Integrated Natural Resource Management

Conserving Biodiversity

Mining and Environmental Law

Protected Areas and Crown Lands



Waste and Contaminated Land

Chemicals and Dangerous Goods

Corporate Social Responsibility

About the Author

Rosemary Lyster is Professor of Climate and Environmental Law at Sydney Law School, University of Sydney.

Zada Lipman is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Law, Macquarie University.

Nicola Franklin is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney.

Graeme Wiffen taught Heritage Law and Planning Law in the School of Law, Macquarie University, Sydney, and writes on legal aspects of the protection of natural and cultural heritage.

Linda Pearson is a Commissioner, Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and a Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Law University of New South Wales.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
LAW / Environmental
LAW / Land Use
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology