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 May 2021 - Knowledge
The route is proposed to cross the Albert River east of Eagleby, connecting to the M1 and Logan Motorway at Loganholme.
28 April 2021 - Knowledge
Property industry confidence levels are approaching record highs as the sector leads Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
21 April 2021 - Knowledge
The Planning and Environment Amendment Act seeks to increase heritage protection, clarify compensation claims, and allow COVID-19 relief measures to stay to facilitate more transparent Victorian planning schemes.
12 April 2021 - Knowledge
Australia must have a “tough conversation” about where people should build their homes, Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud says.
07 April 2021 - Knowledge
From 1 July 2021, local councils who are Crown land managers can only grant leases or licences over community land according to its plan of management.
31 March 2021 - Knowledge
We look at some of the challenges faced by the NSW Government with its desire to implement a floodplain harvesting licensing framework by 1 July 2021.
30 March 2021 - Knowledge
We look at three Victorian court decisions that shed light on the rights to compensation claims upon the sale of land, the definition of ‘dependent person’s unit’ and the penalty terms for the Corkman Hotel demolishers.
29 March 2021 - Knowledge
The Planning Institute of Australia is committed to achieving zero net carbon from the built environment by 2050, if not sooner. But to achieve this goal it is critical that planning systems be a help – not a hindrance – by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and by adapting to climate change.
16 March 2021 - Knowledge
The Queensland Government’s recent law banning single-use plastic items could bring commercial returns for the waste industry as the sector now has opportunities to develop innovative ways to use and handle waste.
15 March 2021 - Knowledge
An aggressive agenda to fund and build infrastructure projects needed to boost the livability and productivity of major cities and regions will be essential to Australia’s recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19, according to the UDIA.
05 March 2021 - Knowledge
The Queensland Government has released the draft Environmental Impact Statements for two of the five sections of the Inland Rail project in Queensland. We look at the environmental concerns raised by some stakeholders.