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Lucinda acts for clients in relation to a diverse range of environmental and planning law matters. She has acted for private owners, universities, planning consultants, builders, certifiers, insurers and others.

Lucinda specialises in all classes of litigation, primarily in the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court.


Lucinda’s recent experience includes:

  • acting on behalf of a government agency, councils and developers in relation to various merit appeal class 1 proceedings
  • acting on behalf of developers, private owners and community groups in LEC class 4 proceedings challenging development consents
  • acting for rural landholders on the acquisition of parts of their property for the Inland Rail Project
  • drafting and negotiating multiple planning agreements, development agreements, environmental offset agreements and contaminated land agreements
  • providing advice in relation to acquisition related matters for councils
  • representing owners and developers in relation to easement and section 88K proceedings
  • acting on multiple development control order appeals in the LEC for private owners
  • acting in strata renewal matters
  • conducting legal audits and due diligence in relation to environment and planning matters
  • acting on behalf of an insurer in multiple class 5 proceedings defending environmental prosecutions by the EPA
  • acting for a university relating to the redevelopment and subdivision of a campus. This included advice and assistance in obtaining EPBC Act approvals, drafting environmental offset agreements and negotiations with councils and the Crown.


Law Society of NSW
Environment and Planning Law Association NSW


14 December 2023 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin: Four steps for valuing easement acquisitions in NSW

#Government, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

The compensation amount for easement acquisitions depends on factors such as the property involved, the type of right being acquired and its appropriate construction.