Planning and Environment

Planning and Environment Lawyers in the Sutherland Shire

Brander Smith McKnight recognises the importance of planning and environment legislation, and its impact on our clients' business and development activities in Australia.

At Brander Smith McKnight, our team in the Sutherland Shire can provide you with expert advice and assistance regarding planning and environmental legislation, including:
  • corporate and corporate officer liability for environmental offences
  • contaminated land issues
  • pollution prosecutions and appeals
  • requirements for environmental licenses and approvals
  • the powers of environmental authorities and other public agencies under environmental legislation
Brander Smith McKnight’s lawyers also have extensive experience in all areas of Australian law relating to planning issues. We provide specialist planning and legal advice including:
  • subdivision and property development
  • liaison with local council and state government authorities
  • initiating and coordinating major planning strategies
  • assessing development applications and applications for modifications of consent
  • providing advice on the statutory requirements for the processing of applications for major projects
  • reviewing the sufficiency of environmental impact statements
  • reviewing the sufficiency of species impact statements
  • advising on contamination and remediation
  • advising on existing use rights
  • advising on planning appeals
  • advising and acting in relation to prosecutions including prosecutions for planning legislation breaches
  • providing advice on heritage issues
  • advising on the application of Commonwealth environment and planning legislation in relation to major projects
  • advising on the special requirements of Statutory Authorities and State-owned Corporations under planning legislation
Contact us to find out more or to arrange an appointment.
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