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
10 July 2019 - Knowledge
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan and associated controversy continues to make news. Monday night’s ABC Four Corners program ‘Cash Splash’ looked at alleged waste of taxpayer money under the multi-billion plan.
08 July 2019 - Knowledge
New housing in Australia must meet minimum energy performance requirements. What our analysis found is that four in five new houses are being built to the minimum standard and a negligible proportion to an optimal performance standard.
05 July 2019 - In the News
#Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Property & Real Estate, #Intellectual Property, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Personal Injury, #Construction & Infrastructure
National law firm Holding Redlich has announced the recruitment of two new partners and the appointment of 16 to senior positions.
25 June 2019 - Knowledge
A review of the recent case of Caligiuri & Anor v Attorney General (on behalf of the State of Victoria) & Ors (No 2)  VSC 365, which found that acquiring authorities must provide procedural fairness to interest parties, and our advice on the practical implications for acquiring authorities.
11 June 2019 - Knowledge
The recycling industry says it is ready to capitalise on election promises made by the Morrison Government to tackle Australia's waste crisis, but is warning they only address half the problem.
29 May 2019 - Knowledge
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) will introduce a mobile app giving residents access to the latest hazard data for their homes. ICA says MyHazards, available early next month, will help reduce “information asymmetry” between insurers and their customers, and increase pricing transparency.
21 May 2019 - Knowledge
#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy, #Immigration Law, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Renewable Energy, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services, #Taxation – Disputes & Litigation, #Workplace Relations & Safety
After a momentous weekend in federal politics, all eyes are now turning to what policies are set to be delivered and what their impact will be on business and the economy.
14 May 2019 - Knowledge
The Green Building Council of Australia is preparing to evolve its Green Star rating system, encouraging the built environment to achieve net zero carbon emissions.
30 April 2019 - Knowledge
The attorney general has asked the privacy commissioner to investigate Aussie Farms and called on states to increase trespass penalties in response to the animal rights group.
16 April 2019 - Knowledge
The controversial plan to build an Apple store at Melbourne's Federation Square is doomed after heritage authorities blocked it because it would "adversely" affect the cultural heritage of the square
02 April 2019 - Knowledge
The Government’s population policy includes investing $75 billion in road, rail and air infrastructure across the country and more in congestion-busting infrastructure through the $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund