New South Wales Archive

New South Wales signs up to environmental approvals ‘one stop shop’ (7 November 2013)

Australia’s Federal Government has signed the second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a State Government aimed at to create a one-stop shop for environmental approvals – removing the need for environmental approvals to be obtained from two levels of

Mr Dave Stewart leaves Projects Queensland to head up New South Wales Department of Transport (17 October 2013)

Projects Queensland Executive Director, Mr Dave Stewart, is leaving Queensland to take up a position as Director-General of the New South Wales Department of Transport. Mr Stewart leaves Queensland after a career spanning more than three decades in the

AGL Energy to construct 155 megawatt solar power plant in New South Wales (2 August 2013)

On 31 July 2013, Australia’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mr Mark Butler, announced that construction will start in January 2014 on the largest solar power station in the southern hemisphere after the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reached

New head of Victoria’s Department of Treasury and Finance to be appointed as Mr Grant Hehir heads north (23 July 2013)

The Victorian Government has announced that the Secretary of Victoria’s Department of Treasury and Finance is expected to leave to take up the position of Auditor-General in New South Wales. Mr Hehir has been the Secretary of the Department

Australian Government announces that plantation hardwood timber harvested has exceeded native forest production (9 June 2013)

Releasing the publication, Australian forest and wood products statistics, Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), Mr Paul Morris, said that for the first time in Australia in 2011–12, the volume of

Event: Registrations now open for Australian Public Sector Anti Corruption Conference (posted 23 May 2013)

The 4th Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC) will be held at the Hilton Sydney, from 27 to 28 November 2013, with workshops being offered on November 26. The 2013  Australian Public Sector Anti Corruption Conference theme is ‘Vision.Vigilance.Action’ 

Will changes to native vegetation laws in Australia lead to unsustainable land clearing? (13 May 2013)

The Governments of three of the larger Australian States – New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria – have announced their intention of amending vegetation management legislation – with the aim of reducing regulation faced by land-owners. (See below for

New South Wales: Planning White Paper released for public feedback (17 April 2013)

NSW Premier Mr Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Mr Brad Hazzard have released a Planning White Paper which outlines how the planning system will be transformed through what was described as the biggest overhaul of the

New South Wales: Environmentalists question adequacy of coal seam gas waste water regulations (2 April 2013)

Poisonous water could wash into the Murray-Darling because an opportunistic mining company is taking advantage of the NSW government’s ‘piecemeal approach’ to coal seam gas (CSG) waste water regulations, environmentalists say. Despite the government banning evaporation ponds – which

Significant reforms to the New South Wales public sector (4 March 2013)

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced two sets of reforms to the NSW public service – ‘reforms to improve public service integrity’, and ‘reform of public sector management to focus on the frontline’. Reforms to Improve Public Service Integrity