48850 Environmental Planning & Law

The objectives of this subject are: to introduce key environmental law relating to water, waste, energy and land use issues; to give a sound understanding of the history of planning with particular emphasis being placed on the NSW experience; to develop awareness of planning legislation in NSW and the need to engineer within the constraints of that legislation; to provide knowledge of the planning process and constraints on land use planning; to develop skills to identify and deal with legal problems confronting engineers in industry; to develop the capacity to communicate in both written and verbal form when dealing with legal matters relating to the environment and land use planning; and to equip students with the skills necessary to deal with legal issues in the absence of detailed lecture material. This helps students to know when to ask questions or seek professional legal advice and to introduce them to the operation of the Land and Environment Court of NSW. Students cover the following topics.

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