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
18 January 2021 - Knowledge
In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we look at the crisis that affected government last year and how the circumstances call for change in 2021.
09 December 2020 - Knowledge
A reminder for those who hold land in NSW via a discretionary trust, you may need to amend your trust deed by 31 December 2020 to avoid additional charges.
09 December 2020 - Knowledge
We provide a summary of recent amendments to the Victorian Planning Provisions and planning schemes aimed to streamline the planning process and support economic recovery.
08 December 2020 - Knowledge
On behalf of the Australian Government, the ARENA has announced $341,990 in funding to Diffuse Energy Pty Ltd (Diffuse Energy) to demonstrate the effectiveness of its innovative micro wind turbine technology for use on off-grid telecommunications towers.
25 November 2020 - Knowledge
The final report acknowledges that natural disasters will be more frequent and more severe, and warns that consecutive and compounding natural disasters will place increasing stress on existing emergency management arrangements. The report focuses on what can be done to improve national natural disaster coordination arrangements.
10 November 2020 - Knowledge
We look at the latest complex and sensitive issues following widely publicised protests of the Western Highway upgrade regarding the destruction of culturally significant trees.
04 November 2020 - Knowledge
The Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 has been in place since 1 July 2020. We examine how the changes impact council certifiers.
27 October 2020 - Knowledge
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has fined a company that reconditions waste chemical containers after EPA officers found sludge that contained Prescribed Industrial Waste (PIW) being discarded in a general waste skip bin on its Sunshine West site (14 October 2020).
13 October 2020 - Knowledge
The escalating risk from natural hazards anticipated for years in Australia is now manifest and is outstripping the nation’s preparedness to manage the fallout, a Royal Commission hearing was told last week. The hearing heard Australia faces more frequent and intense disasters due to climate change and now is the time to make policy changes.