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 Divisions 6 and 6A of Part 3, Part 7 and Division 3 of Part 10 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997,
(cb)  proceedings under section 96 of the Pesticides Act 1999,
(cbb)  proceedings under section 108 or 110 of the Pesticides Act 1999,
(cc)    (Repealed)
(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 sections 193 and 202 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,
(cga)  proceedings under Division 2 of Part 13 and sections 13.22 and 13.27 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016,
(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 57 of the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008,
(cl), (cm)    (Repealed)
(cn)  proceedings relating to elections for members of local boards (including relating to enrolment) under regulations made under the Local Land Services Act 2013,
(co)  proceedings under section 24A, 25B or 27 of the Radiation Control Act 1990,
(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 50 (Prevention of unauthorised work) of the Coal Mine Subsidence Compensation Act 2017,
(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 84 of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020,
(df)  proceedings under section 10.32, 11.13 or 11.19 of the Crown Land Management Act 2016,
(df1)  proceedings under sections 335, 336 and 336E of the Water Management Act 2000,
(dg)  proceedings under section 353D of the Water Management Act 2000,
(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,
(dj)  proceedings under sections 109, 148, 171, 350 and 385 of the Biosecurity Act 2015,
(dk)  proceedings under section 105 of the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018.

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