These pages explain and provide links to documents and information explaining the practice and procedure that applies:
for particular types of cases in the Land and Environment Court, or
generally, to all types of cases.
Legislation is the collection of acts that are used in the different classes of cases that come before the Land and Environment Court, and includes the
Land and Environment Court Rules 2007.
Practice Notes explain the practice and procedure for particular types of cases in different classes of the Court’s jurisdiction.
Directions are statements of the directions the Court will usually make at directions hearings to prepare cases for final hearing or other means of resolving disputes.
Policies explain particular aspects of practice and procedure, such as case management or site inspections, or particular procedures, such as making inquiries about reserved judgments or complaints.
Principles are statements of principles developed in judgments to guide future decision-making in development appeals and tree disputes.
Legislation relating to the Land and Environment Court's juridiction and
conferring legilsation indicates the broad range of laws applicable in this jurisdiction.
More information on the ways that different types of cases proceed through the court can be found in the section
Types of cases. The 'Fast facts' segment in each section indicates the average time taken to reach finalisation in different types of cases, and shows which dispute resolution methods are typically used.
Class 1: environmental, planning and protection appeals
Residential development appeals
Class 2: tree disputes and miscellaneous appeals
Tree and hedge disputes
Class 3: valuation, compensation and Aboriginal land claim cases
Aboriginal land claims
Claims for compensation for compulsory acquisition of land
Land valuation appeals
Class 4: civil enforcement and judicial review of decisions under planning or environmental laws
Class 5: criminal proceedings for offences against planning or environmental laws
Classes 6 and 7: criminal appeals against convictions and sentences for environmental offences by the Local Court.
Class 8: mining matters
Appeals against the Court’s decisions