Environmental, Planning and Climate Law in Queensland

Environmental, Planning and Climate Law in Queensland is a comprehensive analysis of environmental, planning and climate laws in Queensland

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351064
Release Date: March 26, 2020
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351071
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Product description

Queensland has many sites of significant ecological and cultural value, some requiring specialised regulation, and is home to many thousands of native species of animals, plants and insects found nowhere else on the planet. It continues to face significant challenges as to land use and the exploitation of natural resources.

This important new book provides a detailed analysis of the legal framework in place in Queensland dealing with environment, planning and climate matters. It utilises a case study approach to trace the implementation of environmental law into practice.

The authors examine the fragmented nature of environmental governance and the judicial application and interpretation of the law. They assess the effectiveness of this framework in the light of environmental principles. In doing so, they identify the challenges of current governance tools available to manage conflicting interests in land and resource use and discuss legal and policy options to address these issues. The jurisdiction-specific coverage makes this book an ideal resource for students of environmental law both in law schools and in disciplines such as engineering, environmental management and natural resource and planning, and it is essential reading for practitioners, government and researchers working in the area.


  • Comprehensive analysis of Queensland’s environmental law framework
  • Expert author team
  • Current, relevant discussion in fast-changing area

Related Titles

Bates, Environmental Law in Australia, 10th ed, 2019
Jessup, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Environmental Law, 2011
Martin, Understanding Sustainability Law, 2017


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Table of contents

Part 1: Environmental Law – Navigating the Commonwealth-State Maze

1. A Brief Introduction to Environmental Law in Australia

2. Environmental Law in Queensland

3. Regulation Approaches and Tools for Environmental Management

4. Nature Conservation Law in Queensland

Part 2: Planning and Development Law in the Growth State

5. Sustainability, planning law and urban development

6. Environmental Assessment

7. Mining and Gas

8. Monitoring and Enforcement

Part 3: Climate Change Regulation in Queensland

9. Climate Change Mitigation in Queensland

10. Climate Change Adaptation Law in Queensland

Part 4: Case Studies

11. Governance of the Great Barrier Reef

12. Regulation of Waste in Queensland

13. Land Use and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus