Reysson Pty Ltd v Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2020] NSWCA 281 (11 November 2020) (Bell P at [1], Gleeson JA at [2], Payne JA at [3])


Catchwords:


ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING – words and phrases – whether primary judge erred in finding identification of “coastal wetlands and littoral rainforests area” in s 6 of the Coastal Management Act 2016 (NSW) being land identified by State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018 (NSW) as “being land which displays the hydrological and floristic characteristics of coastal wetlands or littoral rainforests” or adjoining such land not a jurisdictional fact

ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING – words and phrases – whether the “proximity area” in the Coastal Wetlands and Littoral Rainforests Area Map corresponds in meaning to “adjoining” land in s 6(1) of the Coastal Management Act – whether proximity area or buffer zone is both rational and proportionate as a legislative device to serve the objects of both the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and the Coastal Management Act

ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING – words and phrases – Governor’s power is to make an environmental planning instrument – whether Governor must have regard to, approve or do anything at all in relation to making the Coastal Wetlands and Littoral Rainforests Area Map