The Land and Environment Court has a wide jurisdiction to hear and determine many different types of case. This section provides information on the main types of cases heard by the Court. They are grouped by the relevant class of the Court's jurisdiction.
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
These different types of cases have different practice and procedure for commencing proceedings, preparing for a resolution of the proceedings and resolving the proceedings. They have different outcomes and orders, and different judicial decision-makers.
The information provided is intended to provide guidance but it does not constitute legal advice – see