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
21 August 2019 - Knowledge
The United Nations recently published a study, involving 400 experts from 50 countries, which predicted that human activities — such as industrial farming, fishing and use of petrochemical energy — will drive nearly a further one million species of plants and animals to extinction in a few decades
19 August 2019 - Knowledge
The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 requires an Environmental Protection Licence for certain activities that are likely to impact on the environment or cause pollution.
05 August 2019 - Knowledge
This article looks at a recent Land and Environment Court of New South Wales decision and what is required to achieve design excellence.
05 August 2019 - Knowledge
The team at sustainability-focused Brisbane building firm Solaire Properties has set itself a sizeable task - building a mammoth passive house, designed by award-winning architect Joe Adsett and adapted to meet stringent international design and building criteria.
31 July 2019 - Knowledge
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan and associated controversy continues to make news.
23 July 2019 - Knowledge
The perception of a crisis in Sydney’s residential apartment market snowballed after the Herald revealed another evacuation of a unit block at Zetland.
10 July 2019 - Knowledge
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan and associated controversy continues to make news. Monday night’s ABC Four Corners program ‘Cash Splash’ looked at alleged waste of taxpayer money under the multi-billion plan.
08 July 2019 - Knowledge
New housing in Australia must meet minimum energy performance requirements. What our analysis found is that four in five new houses are being built to the minimum standard and a negligible proportion to an optimal performance standard.
05 July 2019 - In the News
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National law firm Holding Redlich has announced the recruitment of two new partners and the appointment of 16 to senior positions.
25 June 2019 - Knowledge
A review of the recent case of Caligiuri & Anor v Attorney General (on behalf of the State of Victoria) & Ors (No 2)  VSC 365, which found that acquiring authorities must provide procedural fairness to interest parties, and our advice on the practical implications for acquiring authorities.
11 June 2019 - Knowledge
The recycling industry says it is ready to capitalise on election promises made by the Morrison Government to tackle Australia's waste crisis, but is warning they only address half the problem.