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Protecting third party rights of appeal, protecting the environment: A Tasmanian case study


Figg, M, Protecting third party rights of appeal, protecting the environment: A Tasmanian case study, Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 31, (3) pp. 210-222. ISSN 0813-300X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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The importance of public participation in environmental and planning law is well established. Despite this, policies to "streamline" environmental approval processes are in vogue in many Australian jurisdictions, leaving public participation opportunities, including third party rights of appeal, vulnerable to restriction. Through a case study of the Tasmanian Resource Management and Planning System and an examination of practitioner experience, this article demonstrates that allowing accessible third party rights of appeal in planning systems frequently leads to better decision-making, as well as providing a means of achieving better environmental outcomes. Calls for reform should be directed at improving access issues, rather than limiting or abolishing third party appeal rights

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:environmental and planning law,Tasmanian resource management and planning system. third party appeal. decision-making
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Land use and environmental planning
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Figg, M (Ms Madeleine Figg)
ID Code:119328
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2017-07-31
Last Modified:2017-10-19

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