Our Environment, Planning and Communities team collaborates with our property, projects and corporate experts to help government and major corporate clients deliver their most significant energy and resources, infrastructure and urban development projects in Australia. We also provide strategic environment and planning advice for Australia’s largest corporate real estate and M&A transactions.

Our key points of difference are our:

  • unique alignment with core sectors including energy, mining, infrastructure and real estate, and our deep representation in sector and industry groups both inside and outside the firm;
  • balance of government and private sector expertise, meaning our advice is well-rounded and takes into account all standpoints;
  • integrated native title offering; and
  • full front-end and back-end environment and planning offering.

Our team provides comprehensive legal services across the entire spectrum of environmental and planning issues. Our core strength is working as part of an integrated projects and real estate team on major long-term projects, from start to finish – from strategic planning and the development of robust planning approvals and integrated land access strategies, through to the development and operation phases. Throughout these projects we assist clients to obtain access to land and all statutory approvals, respond to any appeals or challenges before courts and tribunals, and negotiate with government agencies.

Peter Briggs

Peter Briggs
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5155

Heidi Asten

Heidi Asten
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1710

Melanie Debenham

Melanie Debenham
Partner Perth
+61 8 9211 7560

Christopher Blue

Christopher Blue
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6674

Madeline Simpson

Madeline Simpson
Special Counsel, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6662

Michael Voros

Michael Voros
Special Counsel, Perth
+61 8 9211 7519

Amy Carseldine

Amy Carseldine
Senior Associate, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6389

Mark Cowan

Mark Cowan
Senior Associate, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6323

Rebecca Davie

Rebecca Davie
Senior Associate, Sydney
+61 2 9322 4755

Tom Dougherty

Tom Dougherty
Senior Associate, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5533

Thomas Ellicott

Thomas Ellicott
Senior Associate, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1721

Amanda Helliwell

Amanda Helliwell
Senior Associate, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1204

Louise Kruger

Louise Kruger
Senior Associate, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6380

Ellen Tarasenko

Ellen Tarasenko
Senior Associate, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1575

Wesley Taylor

Wesley Taylor
Senior Associate, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1701

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster
Senior Associate, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5556

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson
Senior Associate, Perth
+61 8 9211 7270