Thursday 18 December 2014

All posts tagged planning


Vic govt cuts red tape for major projects

Victoria’s Premier Denis Napthine has said his conservative Liberal-National state government will cut red tape and approval processes streamlined to ensure major projects in Victoria are delivered as efficiently as possible. Dr Napthine said legislation to be introduced into Parliament …

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Melbourne’s future cleaner and greener

Future building developments in Melbourne will be cleaner and greener following the introduction of new planning regulations for the Victorian state capital. The city has approved planning scheme amendment


EU turns to green infrastructure solutions

The European Union has adopted a new strategy aimed at promoting green infrastructure, and putting natural processes at the heart of its spatial planning. Under the new strategy the


Experts say flood plans ‘ignore’ climate change

Experts have warned planning laws and flood mitigation strategies in Australia do not take into account the future impacts of climate change. As a result they are leaving communities


NSW coalition rift over government’s CSG push

There appears to be a rift between the New South Wales state government coalition partners over the government's draft plan to regulate mining in the state. The National Party,


Environmentalists claim wind farm rules cost Vic $556m

The environmental lobby group Friends of the Earth (FoE) has come up with a new assessment of the losses it says have resulted from the changed regulations in


Vic govt approves Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Spanish global renewable energy developer, Acciona Energy, has received final approval from the Victoria’s conservative Liberal-National state government to build the 63 turbine Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm in


Climate alliance challenges Vic/NSW wind farm claims

There is no credible evidence that living near turbines is bad for people’s physical well-being according to a leading alliance of health and welfare groups and they have


Ombudsman: Vic water project had no proper plan

Victoria’s ombudsman has found that a $2 billion project to upgrade the state's northern water infrastructure began without enough planning and became involved in improper dealings. In a report


Victorian solar subsidy cut puts regional jobs at risk

The clean-energy industry has hit back at the decision of the conservative Victorian state government to cut the feed-in tariff for solar energy, warning if could cost hundreds

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