These pages describe criminal cases that may be heard by the Land and Environment Court. These are for offences against a variety of planning, environmental and mining laws (environmental offences). The particular laws are specified in
s 21 of the
Land and Environment Court Act 1979 (“the Court Act”).
The most common types of prosecutions are for:
Cases of this kind are allocated to Class 5 of the Court’s jurisdiction. Criminal proceedings in Class 5 of the Court’s jurisdiction are heard and disposed of in a summary manner, by a judge alone without a jury.
These pages outline:
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