Government/Regulations

Let's hope the Vic EPA gets to keep its teeth

Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…

Fderal minister for environment and climate change Catherine McKenna at the Canadian Wind Energy Association conference

Canada commits to renewables and retrofits

While the Australian government continues to attack renewable energy and talk up the life of coal and gas, much to the horror of progressive nations around the world, the Canadian…

Beck Dawson, centre, pictured with ex-Parramatta Lord Mayor Scott Lloyd (left) and Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore (right).

Sydney councils join together on resilience strategy

Sydney has received its Preliminary Resilience Assessment, delivered as part of the 100 Resilient Cities program spearheaded by Sydney’s chief resilience officer Beck Dawson, with increased demand for health services,…

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NSW to take action on building certification failure

Developers of deemed high-risk projects in NSW could have the ability to select their own building certifier taken away as part of sweeping changes to the building certification system designed…

Artist's impression of the West Village's Factory Lane

Brisbane’s controversial West End project called in

Queensland planning minister and deputy premier Jackie Trad has called in a controversial $800 million development in Brisbane’s West End, which had received the go-ahead from council but caused anger…