NELA Past Events


NELA (WA) Sundowner
Date: 28 November 2017

Waste Reform – What will happen to our waste this festive season?

Venue: Metro Bar & Bistro - Cnr Mills St & Mounts Bay Rd - PERTH


NELA (WA) State Conference 2017
 1 September 2017
Venue: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth
Presentations coming soon!

NELA National Conference 2017
 Friday 4 August 2017
Venue: King & Wood Mallesons, Brisbane
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Tuesday 1 August 2017
Venue: Allens Level 37 QV.1 Building 250 St Georges Terrace Perth 6000      

NELA (WA) Sundowner 
Date:  Tuesday 31 January 2017
Venue: Metro Bar and Bistro, 33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA  

Climate Change and Environmental Legislation 
Date:  Friday 17 February 2017
Venue: 90 South St, Murdoch WA 6150
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EPA Victoria Reform Agenda: Priorities for Pollution Prevention and Managing Legacy Risks
15 March 2017
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: King & Wood Mallesons, 600 Bourke Street


NELA National Conference (Melbourne)
Date: 18 November 2016
Venue: King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
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NELA (WA) State Conference
Environmental Law: Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going?
Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016
Venue: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth WA  

NELA (WA) Strategic Assessment Perth and Peel
8 September 2016
Venue: The George Perth, 216 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000  

NELA (WA) Sundowner - Networking Function
Public Participation in Environmental Law - Hopes and Fears
Date: Tuesday 29 March 2016
Venue: Metro Bar and Bistro, 33 Mounts Bay Road Perth, WA


NELA National Conference 2015
Planning, Climate & Environmental Law: Where To From Here?
Date: Friday 13 November 2015
Venue: Pullman Sydney, Hyde Park
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NELA (WA) State Conference
Current issues in environmental law: Hot topics, recent developments and reform
Date: Thursday 3 September 2015
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Perth
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NELA (WA) Seminar on Environmental Offsets
Date: Thursday 30 July 2015
Venue: Lavan Legal, Level 20, 1 William Street, Perth  

NELA (WA) Sundowner
Date: Thursday 12 March 2015
Venue: Lalla Rookh, Lower Ground, 77 St Georges Terrace  


NELA National Conference 2014
Transformation or Train Wreck? Environmental and Climate Change Law at the Crossroads

Date: 21 November 2014
Venue: Intercontinental, Sydney    

NELA (WA) Worlds Apart?
A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Law in America and Australia
Date: 25 November 2014
Venue: DLA Piper, Level 31, Central Park, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth  

2014 NELA (WA) State Conference
After the Approval - Appeals, Compliance and Prosecutions

Date: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth


Roundtable for local government leaders on integrated water management
Date: 4 December 2013
Venue: Office of Living Victoria, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 
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NELA WA State Conference Water in practice - laws for a limited resource
Date: 11 October 2013
Venue: Parmelia Hilton

NELA (ACT) and EDO (ACT) with Conservation Council ACT and Region
ACT STAKEHOLDER FORUM - IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Date: 25 September 2013
Venue: Crosbie Morrison Room, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
Speech: ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Resources, Shane Rattenbury MLA      

NELA 2013 National Conference - Delivering a Low Carbon Future
Date: 7 - 9 May 2013 
Venue: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Melbourne
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24th Annual Victorian Planning and National Environmental Law Association (VPELA) Dinner
Date: 3 May 2013
Venue: Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne    


Oceans Law and Governance Seminar – What’s New for Marine Planning in Victoria 
Date: 25 October 2012
Chair person: Associate professor Margaret Young of Melbourne Law School
Joan Phillips, Director, Victorian Environmental Assessment Council 
Amanda Cornwall, President, NELA
Dr Geoff Wescott, School of Life and Environmental Sciences    

NELA (WA) State Conference - Remembering Heritage: Expoloring the Heritage Environment
Date: 21 September 2012
Why protect West Kimberley - Dr Carmen Lawrence
Natural Heritage and EIA - Dr Libby Mattiske
Cultural Heritage - Philip Griffiths 
Heritage and Perth Revitalisation - Ryan Keys
Protecting Aboriginal Sites - Peter van Hattem
Cultural Obligations and Commerce - Kate Holloman
Aboriginal Sites register - Kathryn Przywolnik               

A celebration of World Oceans Day – An Australian Perspective 
7 June 2012
Venue: Sydney
Amanda Cornwall
EDO NSW            
Katherine Wells
Sarah Waddell              

Developments in Strategic Impact Assessments Forum
16 May 2012
Alexandra Guild, Norton Rose
Christine Wyatt, GHD
Caroline Cameron, Dept of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities    

Tips and Tricks II Best Practice in Environment Effects Statement Seminar 
15 March 2012
Venue: Melbourne
Best Practice in environment effects statements - Tim Power, Freehills
EIA Practitioner Perspective - Mark Tansley 
Navigating the EES process, Trevor Blake           


NELA WA 2011 State Conference - Compliance, Enforcement and Prosecution
Date: 23 September 2011
Speaker: Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin
Guest: Hon Bill Marmion, Minister for Environment    


2010 NELA National Conference - The Politics of Biodiversity 
20 - 23 October 2010     2010 NELA WA State Conference 
3 September 2010
Guest: Hon Donna Faragher, Minister for Environment           


NGERS Presentation
8 September 2009     2009 NELA WA State Conference
15 May 2009     NELA WA Seminar: Appeals Under the Environmental Protection Act 
Date: 25 March 2009
Presenter: Jean-Pierre Clement, the Deputy Appeals Convenor for the WA Government