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
01 March 2021 - Knowledge
The annual 2021 Productivity Commission report on government services and housing reveals that the ongoing long-term reduction in the number of public housing dwellings.
24 February 2021 - Knowledge
We provide a snapshot of the recent regulatory and policy developments affecting the waste industry in Victoria, Queensland and NSW that local governments need to be aware of.
17 February 2021 - Knowledge
The Morrison Government has released Professor Graeme Samuel’s review of Australia’s Environment Laws which calls for significant reform of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
02 February 2021 - Knowledge
Green Building Council of Australia announces the launch of the first phase of Green Star Online, a new platform that allows projects to easily apply for a Green Star rating.
18 January 2021 - Knowledge
In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we reflect on both a tumultuous year for policymakers and on the delivery of government services and the changing times in which the government operates.
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.