Our environment and planning team has extensive experience working for both public and private sector clients across the full range of environmental and planning-related issues.

Our team advises on the planning and environmental aspects of all sizes of projects, including property development, energy and resources developments, waste disposal, and infrastructure.

We assist in the resolution of contamination and pollution issues, environmental assessment and due diligence.

We also provide regulatory and compliance related advice to facilitate the energy transition, and advise on master planning and regulatory approval of urban development and regeneration projects.

We also assist with environmental crisis prevention and management by sharing our real and practical experience in responding to major incidents and crises, which often involve multi-jurisdictional issues and coordination across specialty teams.


  • pollution and contaminated sites

  • environmental compliance

  • compulsory acquisition and land access

  • town planning

  • waste and resource recovery

  • infrastructure

  • sustainable and climate change

  • water


Advising in relation to an alleged breach of Environmental Protection Legislation. This included ensuring all proper environmental licences were in place or obtained and corresponding with the Environmental Authorities and local councils to ensure full compliance had occurred. Providing advice and assistance in relation to a Notice issued by the DOE and ensuring full compliance with the Notice.

Advised on all environmental approvals for over 50 mining projects.

Advised on environmental approvals required for the Wambo Wind Farm and the Warwick combined Solar, Wind and (firming) Diesel project. This included all approvals required for renewables projects in Australia.

Environmental and DA approvals for the development of a nonwovens manufacturing facility in Ipswich, Queensland.

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