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Property, Planning & Development

We understand the business objectives of our clients and work with them to achieve those objectives. We provide commercial advice based on our specialist knowledge of the property industry.

Property, Planning & Development

Unlike other firms, our Property, Planning & Development Group did not evolve as an add-on to other practice areas. Instead, it is one of our core practice groups. Our commercial savvy means we ‘see the deal’. We can pick the issues in the context of our client’s objectives to know when, and how best to compromise and make the right call.

Expertise

Our expertise includes:

  • ownership and development structuring and finance
  • due diligence and acquisition
  • development and construction including sustainability
  • major projects and infrastructure
  • planning and environment issues, bio-diversity
  • land titling, subdivision and governance
  • leasing, liquor licensing, asset and building management
  • off-the-plan sales and development leasing
  • retirement living
  • agribusiness and rural industries including water law
  • we have a thorough understanding of direct and indirect taxation issues and other government regulatory requirements relating to the acquisition, development and ownership of property.

Experience

We act for developers and landowners, superannuation funds, managed investment schemes, listed and unlisted corporations, banks and non-bank financiers, government departments and statutory authorities and local and overseas investors.

Recent Posts

02 June 2021 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property, Planning & Development

In this third instalment of our series on the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW), we look at the key provisions of the Act and Regulation which apply to building practitioners.

31 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property, Planning & Development

A record number of detached housing starts will occur in the 12 months to September 2021 with more than 146,000 detached houses commencing construction.

19 May 2021 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property, Planning & Development

In the second instalment of our series on the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW), we look at the key provisions of the Act and Regulation which apply to principal design practitioners.

18 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property, Planning & Development

Another 10,000 first-time buyers will be able to build or purchase new homes with a five per cent deposit under an extended federal scheme.

05 May 2021 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property, Planning & Development

In this edition, we begin our series of snapshots for each group of professionals who will be affected by the commencement of the registration and compliance provisions of the Design & Building Practitioners Act on 1 July 2021.

03 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property, Planning & Development

The pace of capital gains across Australian housing markets has been close to record breaking, with the national growth rate in March the fastest since 1988, according to the update of CoreLogic’s benchmark measure of housing values.

21 April 2021 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property, Planning & Development, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The long-awaited Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 has been quietly released. We discuss the key provisions.

19 April 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property, Planning & Development

Low mortgage rates, a swift economic recovery—which has spurred consumer sentiment—and low listing volumes have catapulted national housing values to record highs.

07 April 2021 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property, Planning & Development

The Government has released an exposure draft of the Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021 that seeks to introduce an automatic recognition scheme in July to cut red tape for contractors working in multiple states and territories.

07 April 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Local Government

#Local Government, #Property, Planning & Development, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

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.

06 April 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property, Planning & Development

Chinese investors will re-enter the Australian real estate market in the second half of this year according to Asian proptech company Juwai.

30 March 2021 - Knowledge

Important decisions in the Victorian planning and environment sphere

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property, Planning & Development, #Local Government

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.