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Planning for Buffers and Separation Distances

Planning for Buffers and Separation Distances

By Property and Environmental Law Section.

Environment Environmental Protection Planning 



The Law Institute of Victoria has provided feedback to DEWLP's review of Planning for Buffers and Separation Distances...

The LIV supports the notion of a guideline for managing planning proposals near industry that attracts the buffer distances in Clause 53.10 to improve the interaction between the Environment Protection Act and the Planning and Environment Act.

The LIV submits various recommendations including; that consistency in treatment of buffer distances is urgently required, there is need for greater consistency between the planning system and new Environment Protection Agency, there is a need to draw a clear distinction between sites that have previously been audited and unassessed contaminated sites and avoidance of re-auditing burdens upon adjacent owners given the high costs involved and the level of appropriateness of testing required for neighbouring or surrounding land should be independently set by the EPA.

Read the submission here (PDF).

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