Since March 1995, open standing provisions and other legislative provisions which permit public participation in environmental decision-making have been significantly undermined by legislative amendment and enactment. The authors evaluate the significance of open standing provisions and other third party rights in NSW environmental legislation, and consider the political implications of recent legislative developments. These legislative developments impact most heavily in the area of forestry activities, perhaps due to a history of successful public interest litigation in NSW against the Forestry Commission (now known as State Forests).
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Environmental and Planning Law Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|