Conservation Agreements - Contracts or Not?
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
November 1, 2007
Environmental and Planning Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 136-146, 2008
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/82
Beyond Environmental Law Conference: Intersections between Legal Disciplines and the Environment, February 16-17, 2007
This paper considers a contract lawyer's perspective of environmental regulation in Australia, with its emphasis on environmental agreements. Increasingly legislation is being passed in Australia that requires land owners to enter into agreements with relevant regulatory bodies concerning their behaviour that impacts on the environment. This paper considers whether they are agreements in the sense of contracts and points out some of the interesting features of these legislative agreements.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Environmental law, environmental agreements, voluntary agreements, contract law
JEL Classification: K10, K32, K12
Date posted: November 30, 2007 ; Last revised: July 1, 2013