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5th May 2014

Construction, Operation, Regulatory and Bankability Issues for Utility Scale Renewable Energy Projects

5th May 2014

By Damian McNair

Over the past 15 years, Australia’s renewable energy market has continued to attract massive interest from developers, contractors, manufacturers, governments and local and international investors.

16th September 2013

Access and acrimony – Carrier powers and the bid to build new telecommunications infrastructure

16th September 2013

A landmark Federal Court decision clarifies the statutory access powers of telecommunications carriers but what does this mean for landowners and occupiers?
This article was first published in Law Society Journal (published in September 2013).

10th September 2013

Liability for remediation – what happens when the contract says one thing but the parties meant another?

10th September 2013

By Ben Fuller

Urban renewal and brownfield development is on the rise in Australia. While these projects have the potential for a significant commercial upside, the acquisition and development of any contaminated land comes with risk.

29th August 2012

Beware the risk of liability for contamination investigation

29th August 2012

By Ben Fuller

The regulator’s power to manage contaminated land in most Australian states is generally divided into investigation, remediation and ongoing maintenance powers. While a landowner typically focuses its spotlight on the risk of liability to remediate contamination, the cost and reputational risk issues arising from contamination investigation may also be material.

15th August 2012

Be aware the risk of regulatory change – wind industry sector

15th August 2012

By Ben Fuller

The appetite of State Governments in Australia to change the regulatory regime controlling the development of wind farms is well known to the wind industry sector. For example, in 2011 the Victorian Government introduced broad and more stringent controls for wind farm facilities. In 2012 the NSW Government is considering adopting similarly stringent controls in the as yet to be finalised ‘NSW Planning Guidelines: Wind Farms’.

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