The New South Wales Joint Expert Report Policy - reflections of an SIA practitioner

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Abstract

While concerns about the likely effects of developments on human welfare are the core business of land-use planning, social impact assessments (SIAs) – the formal documentation of these inquiries – are less consistently used. SIAs are more likely to be prepared by a proponent than a consent authority, except when a refusal is appealed in court. The New South Wales Land and Environment Court's Joint Expert Report Policy imposes a structure on this somewhat lopsided practice environment. This article explores some of the consequences of that policy on SIA expert witness reports and makes recommendations to improve the process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalLocal government law journal
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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