With dedicated teams in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, who also work nationally together, we deal with state and Commonwealth laws in their commercial and practical context to deliver outstanding results and client service.
Our hands-on experience gained working both with and within planning authorities, coupled with our work for the private sector, enables us to provide practical, strategic and knowledgeable advice in relation to environmental, planning and regulatory issues.
We act for local councils, developers, institutional and other owners, investors, financiers, construction companies, energy and utility and other infrastructure providers, resource companies, government departments and agencies, including the New South Wales Department of Planning, consultants and others involved in the development, management and regulation of property, natural resources and infrastructure projects. We also have a strong reputation in connection with transactional issues, advocacy and mediation.
Our expertise includes:
Recent environmental experience
Recent transactional experience
13 November 2019 - Knowledge
The Federal Government has commenced a once in a decade review of Australia’s environmental law to tackle green tape and deliver greater certainty to business groups, farmers and environmental organisations.
17 September 2019 - Knowledge
Data released by Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor show an increase of 0.6 per cent in carbon emissions in the year to March, which he says is due to the growth in Australia's LNG exports
04 September 2019 - Knowledge
The long-awaited commencement of revised building and subdivision provisions under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act have again been pushed back, this time until 1 December 2019.
21 August 2019 - Knowledge
The United Nations recently published a study, involving 400 experts from 50 countries, which predicted that human activities — such as industrial farming, fishing and use of petrochemical energy — will drive nearly a further one million species of plants and animals to extinction in a few decades
19 August 2019 - Knowledge
The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 requires an Environmental Protection Licence for certain activities that are likely to impact on the environment or cause pollution.
05 August 2019 - Knowledge
This article looks at a recent Land and Environment Court of New South Wales decision and what is required to achieve design excellence.
05 August 2019 - Knowledge
The team at sustainability-focused Brisbane building firm Solaire Properties has set itself a sizeable task - building a mammoth passive house, designed by award-winning architect Joe Adsett and adapted to meet stringent international design and building criteria.