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Recent Changes in Environmental Legislation

Updated: May 30

The Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 was passed (with amendment) in QLD Parliament yesterday (29 March 2023).

Some of the changes include:

  • Modified contaminated land provisions including: section 389, requiring documents be in the ‘approved form’ and accompanied by certification by an auditor in the ‘approved form’; and changes to the auditor function

  • Changes to the EIS process

  • Launching EA for trials, based on only limited supporting information, to support new and emerging technologies and innovation (for a maximum of three years).

  • Doubling of threshold amounts for material and serious environmental harm.

  • Further information on the Bill can be found here:

Epic Environmental is well positioned across multiple market sectors to help our clients navigate through the practical application of these legislative changes, and we are interested to see how some of these changes will affect our industry.


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