Sarah is a projects and infrastructure lawyer with specialist expertise in managing environment and planning, land access and indigenous aspects of projects development.
Sarah advises government and private sector clients on environment and planning approvals, land tenure issues, resolving native title and heritage issues, managing compliance and incident response. Sarah has experience drafting and negotiating various infrastructure contracts and government agreements and advising on procurement processes.
Land access agreements
Negotiating a suite of compensation agreements with various mining companies for the Department of Industry (in their capacity as landholder of various Crown land interests).
Secondment to State Government Department
Seconded to the Department of Planning and Environment from January to June 2018. During the secondment, Sarah worked as part of the Development and Resources Division within the legal team.
Drafting and advising on procurement documentation and process, and drafting and negotiating contractual documents for the delivery of waste services.
Native title negotiations
Acting for various mining and energy companies in relation to tenure and land access issues, including negotiating aboriginal heritage and native title agreements.
Acting for clients across the mining, energy, property and infrastructure industries in relation to acquisitions of a range of assets. Sarah advises on environment and planning, land access, water access and indigenous aspects of project development.
Update: Council functions during the COVID-19 breakout
The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (NSW) has come into force
Council functions during the COVID-19 breakout
The key priority for councils is continuity of essential services such as waste collection and other community services