Brad Wylynko talks to BRRMedia about the biggest driver in
changes to environmental law and policy
Community driving environment policies
Kate Ritchie, BRR Media
Brad Wylynko, Partner, Clayton Utz
We're joined by Brad Wylynko, who's a Partner in the
Environment and Planning Team at Clayton Utz; Brad thank you for
joining BRR Media.
Now Brad last year we saw major changes to the environment
sector, what do you think is driving that?
Clearly what's driving that along is community engagement.
People want to be involved in the decision that affect their lives
and we're seeing that more and more often in government
decision making as that desire comes through. We're seeing that
in example from the Abel Tasman fishing vessel where a specific
legislation was made just targeted at that vessel. We're seeing
that in recent NSW decisions around coal seam methane, and even out
in Western Australian with fracking.
And if you were to look to 2013, what are your predictions for
the environment sector?
I think that that community engagement will only continue to
increase. People want to be involved, they're getting involved
through things like social media, through joining action groups,
and what we're seeing is that - the governments have to respond
to that type of involvement. And clearly policy is changing; the
question is whether good policy can be made along with good
Some interesting insights there thanks for joining us Brad.
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