Stronger national planning policies, incorporating climate change considerations, key to keeping cities safe and cool, researchers say.
NSW upper house committee recommends that proposed protections for coal mines from emissions impacts in planning decisions be scrapped.
Another proposed coal mine in NSW fails to win development approval as climate impacts grow as a substanital barrier to new coal mines.
Victoria government planning amendment introduced to ensure large-scale solar projects choose appropriate locations on grid, have minimal environmental or social impacts.
Second large-scale solar project near Gunnedah gets approval, despite objections from local pistol club worried about glare.
Queensland Government gives green-light to 250MW Aldoga solar project, set to create hundreds of jobs in the coal dominated Gladstone region.
Third stage of Crookwell wind farm, in heart of energy minister Angus Taylor’s electorate, rejected by NSW Planning after opposition from local Landscape Guardian groups.
Queensland Deputy Premier’s decision to order a Brisbane council to remove future sea-level rise from its planning regulations seems rather short-sighted.
Neglecting to take action can be considered criminal as a doctor or a politician, but what of accountability for climate change?