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
Holding Redlich Partner, Joseph Monaghan, has put together a Handbook structured around key points that have been the focus of important decisions in the Victorian planning and environment jurisdiction.Download the Handbook
29 March 2022 - Knowledge
Planning laws were brought into the spotlight by the Supreme Court of Victoria which held that such laws do not prohibit the display of political yard signs.
16 March 2022 - Knowledge
We highlight some key updates for government as city life in NSW returns to ‘normal’, agencies undergo ‘machinery of government’ changes, and the new planning regulations and consolidated State Environmental Planning Policies commence.
15 March 2022 - Knowledge
We look at how a court would hypothetically consider a challenge to the legal validity of the Basin Plan if it were challenged on environmental grounds.
09 March 2022 - Knowledge
The Climate Change Bill 2020 will create a federally legislated climate target if passed. But is it necessary to legislate our climate targets to achieve net zero?
23 February 2022 - Knowledge
Koalas are now declared endangered in Queensland, NSW and the Australian Capital Territory. How will this impact development approvals and environmental offset obligations in these states and territories?
14 February 2022 - Knowledge
We consider some of the potential issues with the NSW Government’s proposed approach to consolidate 45 existing SEPPs into 11 in a bid to make the state’s planning system more transparent and certain.
18 January 2022 - Knowledge
We examine the legal systems of Australia and California, and the impact their different approaches might have on litigation in the future.
08 December 2021 - Knowledge
Australia stands to stymie its own renewables rollout, not through a lack of generation – but transmission – if the federal government doesn’t move faster on crucial infrastructure
22 November 2021 - Knowledge
New Federal ‘housing supply deals’ could help ease housing affordability pressures by unlocking thousands of new dwellings in key areas of housing need, according to the Property Council of Australia.
17 November 2021 - Knowledge
A recent panel discussion highlights the opportunities, challenges and the role of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) in driving Australia’s transition to a green economy.
08 November 2021 - Knowledge
Australia is hurtling towards a housing affordability catastrophe but the coming federal election and pandemic economic recovery policy with a strong focus on residential construction could be a game-changer.
03 November 2021 - Knowledge
Australia’s Long Term Emissions Reduction Plan sets a ‘net zero emissions by 2050’ emission target. Is this a game-changer for the renewables sector?