Waste Levy Reforms – EPA Tightens the Rules

All scheduled waste facilities in the regulated area are now liable to pay the levy, including storage, treatment and transfer facilities. The Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Amendment (Contributions) Regulatio...

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Waste Facilities Reporting Requirements

As of 1 August 2015, all waste facilities, including waste facilities that do not pay waste levy contributions, must now annually report the amount of waste handled, in accordance with the Waste Levy Guidelines. The new reporting ...

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New Waste Tracking Requirements from 1 March 2015

There are 12 new New South Wales Protection of the Environment Operations Waste Regulations. Part 5 of the 2014 Regulations commenced on 1 March 2015. Part 5 restricts consignors of waste from sending waste generated in the NSW m...

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Leave Accruals Continue Whilst on Workers Compensation

A recent decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has now clarified that, in New South Wales at least, employees continue to accrue annual leave when they are absent from work and receiving workers compensation payments....

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NSW Liquor Licensing Changes Introduce Annual Fees and Risk-Based Loading

Recent changes to the Liquor Act 2007 (Part 4, Div 2A) and Liquor Regulations 2008 (Part 2A), which introduced a risk-based licence fee scheme that will apply to most liquor licences across NSW. The scheme is intended to create a ...

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Potential 10/50 (Removal of Bush Land Without Council’s Consent) Impact Treated as Reason to Refuse Development

On 21 October 2014, Commissioner O'Neill refused Development Application 199/2014 (Johnson v Hornsby Shire Council [2014] NSWLEC 1215) for a new dwelling at Beecroft, due to the ability for a significant amount of remnant Blue Gu...

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