Land and Environment Court of NSW

Types of cases

The Land and Environment Court has a wide jurisdiction to hear and determine many different types of case. This section provides information on the main types of cases heard by the Court. They are grouped by the relevant class of the Court's jurisdiction. 

Class 1: Environmental planning and protection appeals

Proceedings in Class 1 involve merits review of administrative decisions of local or State government under various planning or environmental laws. 

These different types of cases have different practice and procedure for commencing proceedings, preparing for a resolution of the proceedings and resolving the proceedings. They have different outcomes and orders, and different judicial decision-makers. 

The information in this section is intended to provide guidance but it does not constitute legal advice. See disclaimer

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