Practical guidance for environmental professionals on writing and interpreting conditions of approval

Published 3rd Jul 19 6:00 AM


Wednesday 28 August 2019


5.30pm to 7.30pm (Registration from 5.15pm) Includes networking drinks

Conditions are the major tool used to regulate activities approved under state and federal laws. Conditions of approval are important to achieving robust and sustainable environmental outcomes for projects. They must be lawful, relevant and reasonable. Writing, negotiating and interpreting effective conditions is a skill required of all environmental practitioners. They can be impose significant costs on a development and, therefore, can be very controversial. This seminar provides practical guidance on writing and interpreting conditions, particularly conditions imposed under the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) (for the development sector)and the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) (for the mining sector). It is aimed at both government staff who must write conditions and environmental professionals in the private sector who must interpret what they mean. Attendees will have access to an audio copy of the presentation afterwards.

Our workshop will be run by Dr Chris McGrath is a Brisbane barrister working in planning and mining litigation. He began his career writing and enforcing conditions as an enforcement officer under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld). He taught environmental regulation at the University of Queensland from 2010-2016. Some of his past lectures are available on his website:

Regional EIANZ Members.
If you are a regional member and would like a copy of the audio presentation, please email us at A link to the presentation will be emailed to you the week after the event at no charge. This is only available to financial regional members.

CPD Points
This event will count as 2 points towards your EIANZ CEnvP Professional Development Log.

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Student registrations
If you wish to book a student registration (non member), please email our office at with a phone number and we will book you in and call you for payment. Sadly our booking system doesn't allow us to offer non member pricing for students.

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Full refunds will be given for any cancellations made one week prior to the forum. Cancellations made less than one week but more than 24 hours prior to the forum will attract a 50% penalty. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to forum will attract the full 100% attendance fee. Delegates unable to attend are welcome to send an alternative delegate.

Event details

When: 28 Aug 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: HopgoodGanim, Lv7
Level 7 Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Cost: Student Members $30, Student Non Members $50, Members $75, Non members $95

Registrations Open: 3rd Jul 19 3:00 AM

Registrations Close: 28th Aug 19 5:00 PM

Places Available: 1

Contact: Danielle Bolton, SEQ Secretariat at, 07 5429 8480.

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Published 3rd Jul 19 6:00 AM