Our specialist environment and planning team has years of experience and the practical know-how to advise clients on a wide range of environmental and planning issues.
We provide strategic land use and planning pathway advice and regularly act in complex environmental, planning and compulsory acquisition litigation. Our team has deep expertise in project infrastructure provision, native title, heritage, climate change, biodiversity, contamination, pollution, water and renewable energy law.
Our strong relationships with state-based regulators means that we are often consulted about new legislation, enabling us to offer our clients unique insight into the latest developments in environment and planning law.
Good people to work with who are highly experienced in all aspects of planning and environment – they have a good network of barristers and other expert consultants when needed. The quality of work is consistently good and delivered on time. They provide regular, free updates in changes of law and other interesting developments in the market.
Advised TransGrid on its rights to access land and install infrastructure under the Electricity Supply Act, compulsory acquisition rights and processes and planning issues associated with the Powering Sydney’s Future project. The matter involved preparing protocols and internal governance documentation concerning land tenure arrangements.
Advised on voluntary planning agreement and project delivery agreement for the redevelopment of One Carrington Street above Sydney central CBD subway station at Wynyard including extensive upgrade of Wynyard Station concourse. The matter involved drafting and negotiating project documentation with the developer to ensure delivery of works, allocating project risks and managing interfaces with other major transport infrastructure projects simultaneously underway around the project site.