Expert's Report - Beware of Assumptions

Posted on 11 May 2021
Source:  Ian Neil, McCarthy Durie Lawyers Although the issues concerned an Accountant's expert report in Queensland Supreme Court civil litigation1, the Court's consideration of the issues are no doubt relevant to experts' reports in the Planning & Environment Court and Land Court jurisdictions. Indeed, it is probably fair to say that many expert reports in those jurisdictions, possibly for reasons of complacency in instructions provided or the expert's frequent e...
 

Inland Rail Resumptions

Posted on 28 April 2021
Source:  The Chronicle Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey has reiterated that land resumptions along the Inland Rail corridors in Queensland will not take place until the Environmental Impact Statements have been completed and the government is satisfied there has been "genuine" consultation with affected communities. Responding to a Question on Notice from Southern Downs MP James Lister, Mr Bailey said the EIS involved rigorous assessment of environmental, soc...
 

Water minister slams PM's Emu Swamp comment

Posted on 15 February 2021
Queensland's Water Minister has snapped back at the Prime Minister's comments about 'inaction' at Emu Swamp Dam. Regional Development and Water Minister Glenn Butcher visited the Stanthorpe site as part of his regional Queensland water tour. Mr Butcher didn't hesitate to fie up when asked about Scott Morrison's "frustrated" comments regarding the highly-anticipated irrigation dam. "The two projects he told us to get on with are being assessed by ...
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Granite Belt Irrigation Project - Project Update - February 2021

Posted on 15 February 2021
Source:  GBIP   The project has hit the ground running with a number of activities having already kicked-off for the year. Geotechnical investigations commenced last month onsite, while the board has already met for its first meeting of 2021. The project continues to work productively with Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) and the Queensland and Federal Governments, and we are continuing to work with landholders in and around the dam site and pipeline corridor. Geotechn...
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Southern Downs Regional Council locks in 585ML water deal in major step towards security

Posted on 13 January 2021
Source:  Toowoomba Chronicle A key vote submitted within the walls of the Southern Downs Regional Council chambers this week symbolised a major step forward for future water security. Council voted in favour of the Emu Swamp Dam project by agreeing to participate and acquire a 585ML water allocation and sell or lease a 450ML water allocation from Storm King Dam to the project, subject to conditions. Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said this decision was just one part of the solu...
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