What is civil enforcement by the court?

Civil proceedings to restrain or remedy a breach of environmental or planning law can be brought before the Land and Environment Court if the proceeding is one that is listed in s 20(1) of the Court Act. This section states that the court has jurisdiction to hear and finalise:

(a)  proceedings under section 44 or 153 of the Heritage Act 1977

(aa)  proceedings under section 282 of the Fisheries Management Act 1994

(b)  proceedings referred to in section 35 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

(ba)  proceedings under section 10 of the Uranium Mining and Nuclear Facilities (Prohibitions) Act 1986

(bb)  proceedings under section 18 of the Ozone Protection Act 1989

(c)  proceedings under section 123 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

(ca)  proceedings under section 57 of the Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985

(caa)  proceedings under Division 6 of Part 3, Part 7 and section 96 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997

(cb)  proceedings under section 96 of the Pesticides Act 1999

(cbb)  proceedings under section 108 of the Pesticides Act 1999

(cc)  proceedings under section 69S (Civil enforcement of certain conditions of approval) of the Forestry Act 2012

(cd)  proceedings under section 60B of the Pipelines Act 1967

(ce)  proceedings referred to in section 69G of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

(cf)  proceedings under section 91H of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

(cg)  proceedings under section 193 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

(cga)  proceedings under sections 127L and 127O of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

(ch)  proceedings under section 27 of the Wilderness Act 1987

(ci)  proceedings under Part 8.4 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997

(cia)  proceedings under sections 247 and 307 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997

(cj)  proceedings that have been transferred to the Court under section 149B of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (transferred civil proceedings)

(cja)  proceedings under section 100H of the Rural Fires Act 1997

(ck)  proceedings under section 147 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

(cl), (cm)  (Repealed)

(cn)  proceedings relating to elections for members of loacl boards (including relating to enrolment) under regulations made under the Local Land Services Act 2013.

(d)  proceedings under sections 673 and 674 of the Local Government Act 1993

(da)  applications under section 17 of the Restricted Premises Act 1943

(db)  proceedings under section 15D of the Mine Subsidence Compensation Act 1961

(dc)  proceedings under section 30 of the Swimming Pools Act 1992

(dd)  proceedings under Division 5 of Part 7 of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983

(de)  proceedings under section 41 of the Native Vegetation Act 2003

(df)  (Repealed)

(df1)  proceedings under sections 335 and 336 of the Water Management Act 2000

(dg)  proceedings under the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001

(dh)  proceedings under section 57 or 60 of the Plantations and Reafforestation Act 1999

(di)  proceedings under section 40 of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2011.

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