Environment & Planning

Law Association New South Wales

Welcome to EPLA

Advancing the knowledge of planning and environmental laws.

Who We Are

We exist to advance the knowledge of planning and environmental laws among the professions and the community generally.

EPLA provides members with current information about recent or proposed changes to planning and environmental law. EPLA hosts seminars and conferences to provide opportunities for informed debate and education about relevant issues.

Our Members

EPLA is an organisation whose members are drawn from many environmental disciplines including from the fields of planning, environment, architecture, local government and the legal profession.

Our members are drawn from city and country regions, in government and private enterprise. During this time of significant change to environmental and planning laws in NSW, EPLA helps members to stay up to date through on-line releases of latest news, the publication of the Environmental Law News and the publication of the Environmental Law Reporter.

News & Events

2023 EPLA Conference
Download Conference Registration Form  |  Download Sponsorship Prospectus   2023 EPLA Conference – Details The EPLA conference is an annual event, and this year will be held at the Sydney Zoo, Great Western Highway, Bungarribee from 10am to 4:30pm on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th November 2023. The President’s drinks follow Day 1 of the […]
Environmental Law News – Winter 2023 edition
EPLA is please to release the latest edition of Environmental Law News for Winter 2023. The Environmental Law News (ELN) is EPLA’s flagship publication, and the Winter 2023 edition includes articles on a wide range of topics, including the history of the Land and Environment Court, the Mahla Pearlman Oration, the appointment of the Honourable […]
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ICAC’s CALLING (and they’ve most likely been listening)
The ICAC is an independent body established to expose corruption and enhance public confidence in the integrity of the NSW public sector. The ICAC’s principal objectives are to investigate, expose and seek to prevent corrupt conduct in the NSW public sector, and to educate public authorities, public officials, and members of the public about corruption […]

Our Projects & Activities

EPLA is involved in a number of projects and activities to facilitate the achievement of its aims and objectives.

We encourage participation by our members towards these projects and activities by providing opportunities for feedback and suggestions.

Shape environmental and planning law while earning CLE and CPD points.


Phone (02) 8227 9600

Facsimile (02) 8227 9699

Email info@epla.org.au

Environment and Planning

Law Association (NSW) Inc

32/52 Martin Place,

Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

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