The Land and Environment Court of NSW is a specialist court that deals with specific types of legal problems arising under planning, environmental and mining laws.
The Land and Environment Court has a wide jurisdiction to hear and determine many different types of case. The main types of cases heard by the Court are grouped here by the relevant class of the Court's jurisdiction
There are many ways to resolve a dispute. The Land and Environment Court promotes appropriate dispute resolution. This involves matching the appropriate dispute resolution method with the particular dispute.
If you have not been to a court before and you are not sure what to expect, this section provides helpful information on how the court works; how to prepare for your hearing and who's who in court
Information explaining the practice and procedure that applies for particular types of cases in the Land and Environment Court, or generally, to all types of cases.
Land and Environment Court decisions and heard matters are published on NSW Caselaw
Biodiversity, heritage, water and compensation for compulsory acquisition of land
Appropriate dispute resolution matches the resolution method with the particular dispute
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How the Court works: what to expect when you come to Court and how to prepare for a hearing
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