Environment, Planning & Sustainability

Environment, Planning & Sustainability

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We work with you to manage both your obligations and commercial and reputational risks in a proactive and practical way to ensure the success of your project.

Our clients include property developers, builders, manufacturers, financiers, mining, petroleum, agribusiness, wine, and energy industry participants, and Local, State and Commonwealth Government.

We provide strategic advice across a range of environment and planning areas including land and groundwater contamination, remediation, native vegetation, Native Title, heritage, Aboriginal heritage, infrastructure projects, water rights, licences and allocations, waste management and disposal, land use planning, development applications, tender, procurement and project delivery and land tenure.

We represent industry and organisations in making submissions in respect of regulatory matters and have been involved in a wide range of policy development at both State and Commonwealth level.

Expertise

  • Environmental advice and representation

  • Assessment and remediation of contaminated sites

  • Environmental management plans; land management agreements

  • Climate change management including greenhouse reporting and green building developments

  • Planning advice and representation

  • EPBC Act approvals and compliance

  • Judicial review proceedings

  • Local Government Act; rates, governance, management of property

  • Native vegetation agreements

  • Native Title, Aboriginal cultural heritage agreements and protocols

  • Compulsory acquisition of land; statutory and common law easements

  • Water laws, including water access, aquifer recharge, and wastewater treatment

  • Mine operations planning, permissions and licensing

  • Dealing with regulators, policies, legislation, compliance and due diligence

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