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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Providing probity advice to the Commonwealth Government May 26, 2017

We advised the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) of the Department of the Environment and Energy in relation to the two-stage procurement of a new ice-breaker ship. Maddocks was the probity adviser to the AAD for … Continued

Latest News

Capital appointments: Maddocks Canberra office continues growth surge with addition of DLA Piper team May 1, 2017

Monday 1 May 2017 Three partners and 10 lawyers and support staff have this week joined Maddocks’ Canberra office in a significant shake up of the legal market in Australia’s capital. Anthony Willis, Caroline Atkins … Continued

Latest Article

Building regulations update May 23, 2017

The Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2016 (Bill) was passed on 11 May 2017 and is awaiting assent. The Bill was amended twice before it was passed. The amendments were mostly minor although further … Continued

Planning

Planning

Maddocks’ Planning and Environment group is one of the largest and most highly experienced in Australia. The size of the team and depth of experience of our team members enable us to advise on the complete range of planning transactions.

Our lawyers work with local, state and Commonwealth government clients as well as private sector clients in a wide range of industries. We are particularly recognised for our local government expertise.

Visit our Planning and Environment in NSW Blog and join the discussion.

 

How can we help?

Incisive, strategic management of planning and environmental concerns has become fundamental to conducting most government and business transactions. Our focus is on providing clear and very practical solutions for our clients.

Our experience includes advising on:

  • appearances before all relevant appeals tribunals, courts, advisory committees, commissions of inquiry and ministerial panels regarding the full range of planning appeals, enforcement actions and other issues
  • changes in legislation, policy and guides applied in statutory and strategic planning processes
  • the development approval process from inception to completion
  • legislation and planning agreements
  • amendments to planning schemes, planning instruments, development control plans and policies
  • planning permits
  • section 173 agreements
  • subdivision issues, including major land subdivisions and land release
  • development agreements
  • Crown land issues and Native Title
  • land compensation and contamination
  • native vegetation regulations
  • environmental issues relevant to planning cases
  • due diligence audits
  • environmental management systems and insurance products
  • storage and disposal of hazardous water
  • trade water agreements
  • valuation, rates and compensation
  • Company Law Review Act reporting requirements related to environmental concerns.

A distinctive feature of our planning and environment group is its ability to act as both solicitor and advocate for our clients.

Planning

Maddocks’ Planning and Environment group is one of the largest and most highly experienced in Australia. The size of the team and depth of experience of our team members enable us to advise on the complete range of planning transactions.

Our lawyers work with local, state and Commonwealth government clients as well as private sector clients in a wide range of industries. We are particularly recognised for our local government expertise.

Visit our Planning and Environment in NSW Blog and join the discussion.

 

How can we help?

Incisive, strategic management of planning and environmental concerns has become fundamental to conducting most government and business transactions. Our focus is on providing clear and very practical solutions for our clients.

Our experience includes advising on:

  • appearances before all relevant appeals tribunals, courts, advisory committees, commissions of inquiry and ministerial panels regarding the full range of planning appeals, enforcement actions and other issues
  • changes in legislation, policy and guides applied in statutory and strategic planning processes
  • the development approval process from inception to completion
  • legislation and planning agreements
  • amendments to planning schemes, planning instruments, development control plans and policies
  • planning permits
  • section 173 agreements
  • subdivision issues, including major land subdivisions and land release
  • development agreements
  • Crown land issues and Native Title
  • land compensation and contamination
  • native vegetation regulations
  • environmental issues relevant to planning cases
  • due diligence audits
  • environmental management systems and insurance products
  • storage and disposal of hazardous water
  • trade water agreements
  • valuation, rates and compensation
  • Company Law Review Act reporting requirements related to environmental concerns.

A distinctive feature of our planning and environment group is its ability to act as both solicitor and advocate for our clients.