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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Country/Territory
Australia
Territorial subdivision
New South Wales
Document type
Legislation
Date
1979 (2020)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to institute a system of environmental planning and assessment for the State of New South Wales.
Subject
Environment gen., Fisheries, Water, General
Keyword
Cultural heritage Indigenous peoples Basic legislation EIA Environmental planning Dispute settlement Offences/penalties Policy/planning Aquaculture Freshwater resources management Sustainable development Water conservation zone
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Indian Ocean, Oceania, South Pacific
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on 1 September 1980.
Abstract

This Act, consisting of 159 sections divided into eight Parts and completed by seven Schedules, proposes to establish a system of environmental planning and assessment for the State of New South Wales. The Act states (Part 2) the responsibilities and duties of public authorities involved in environmental planning and assessment, namely, the Minister, the corporation, the Director of Planning, the Commissioners of Inquiries, the Local Government Liaison Committees and the officers, employees and servants to whom said authorities may delegate their functions. Part 3 is devoted to the environmental planning instruments. According to section 26, an environmental planning instrument may make provision for or with respect to any of the following: (a) protecting, improving or utilising, to the best advantage, the environment; (b) reserving land for public purposes; (c) protecting or preserving trees or vegetation; (d) protecting and conserving native animals and plants, including threatened species, populations and ecological communities, and their habitats (e) controlling development. Further provisions concern environmental planning making, operation and inspection. In particular, sections 34-36 establish the steps to be taken by the competent authorities for the preparation, publication, alteration or repeal of the instrument. Consultation shall be had with the Director-General of National Parks and Wildlife about preparation of studies or instruments. The environmental planning policy is considered at the State, regional and local level, according to the criteria and procedures set out in Divisions 2-4B. Where an environmental planning instrument provides that development specified therein may be carried out without the consent of the appropriate authority, a person shall not carry out that development on land except in accordance with the provisions of that instrument. Where an environmental planning instrument requires the consent of the authority, the owner of the land or the person concerned shall make a development application in compliance with the provisions of article 77.

Full text
English
Website
www.austlii.edu.au

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Drinking Water Catchments Regional Environmental Plan No 1.

Legislation | Australia | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Potable water, Basin/catchment/watershed, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 1994.

Legislation | Australia | 1994 (1996)

Keyword: EIA, Institution, Environmental fees/charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings and Transitional) Regulation 1986.

Legislation | Australia | 1986 (2004)

Keyword: EIA

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Botany Local Environmental Plan 1995.

Legislation | Australia | 1995 (2013)

Keyword: Environmental planning, Protected area, Cultural heritage, Zoning, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Planning and Assessment Model Provisions 1980.

Legislation | Australia | 1980 (2005)

Keyword: EIA, Land-use planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hunter Regional Environmental Plan 1989 (Heritage).

Legislation | Australia | 1989 (2014)

Keyword: Protected area, Environmental planning, Cultural heritage, Policy/planning, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Great Lakes Local Environmental Plan 1996.

Legislation | Australia | 1996 (2007)

Keyword: Forestry protection measures, Forest management/forest conservation, Indigenous peoples, Environmental planning, Protected area, Land-use planning, Subdivision of land, Expropriation, Policy/planning, Water supply, Sewerage, Freshwater resources management, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Kiama Local Environmental Plan 1996.

Legislation | Australia | 1996 (2016)

Keyword: Environmental planning, Protected area, Land-use planning, Cultural heritage, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning, Freshwater pollution, Wetlands, Pollution control, Management/conservation, Biodiversity, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Jervis Bay Regional Environmental Plan 1996.

Legislation | Australia | 1997 (2009)

Keyword: Environmental planning, Protected area, EIA, Cultural heritage, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning, Basin/catchment/watershed, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

Legislation | Australia | 2001 (2018)

Keyword: EIA, Institution, Environmental fees/charges, Indigenous peoples

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Botany Bay Local Environmental Plan 2013.

Legislation | Australia | 2013 (2018)

Keyword: Environmental planning, Protected area, Cultural heritage, Zoning, Land-use planning, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Drinking Water Catchments Regional Environmental Plan No 1.

Legislation | Australia | 2006 (2011)

Keyword: Potable water, Basin/catchment/watershed, Water quality standards, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Great Lakes Local Environmental Plan 2014.

Legislation | Australia | 2014 (2018)

Keyword: Forestry protection measures, Forest management/forest conservation, Indigenous peoples, Environmental planning, Protected area, Land-use planning, Subdivision of land, Expropriation, Policy/planning, Water supply, Sewerage, Freshwater resources management, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Griffith Local Environmental Plan 2014.

Legislation | Australia | 2014 (2016)

Keyword: Forestry protection measures, Forest management/forest conservation, Cultural heritage, Indigenous peoples, Environmental planning, Protected area, Land-use planning, Subdivision of land, Expropriation, Policy/planning, Water supply, Sewerage, Freshwater resources management, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions) Regulation 2017.

Legislation | Australia | 2018 (2018)

Keyword: EIA, Mining, Environmental planning, Enforcement/compliance, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (COVID-19 Planning Bodies) Regulation 2020.

Legislation | Australia | 2020

Keyword: Hazards, Access-to-information, Governance, Public participation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development-Takeaway Food and Beverages) Order 2020.

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Keyword: Public health, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Beverages, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Use restrictions, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries Management and Environmental Assessment Legislation Amendment Act 2000.

Legislation | Australia | 2000 (2001)

Keyword: EIA, Protection of habitats, Cartilaginous fishes, Indigenous peoples, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 2017.

Legislation | Australia | 2017

Keyword: EIA, Environmental planning, Environmental fees/charges, Cultural heritage, Institution, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Act 2020 No. 5.

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 No. 1.

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Keyword: Public health, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Beverages, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Use restrictions, Authorization/permit, Certification, EIA, Enforcement/compliance, Environmental audit, Environmental fees/charges, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Vending, Food security

Source: FAO, FAOLEX