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Lindsay Taylor Lawyers' planning and development practice provides our clients with specialist legal services relating to the following:

  • all aspects of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and related legislation
  • Land and Environment Court litigation, including appeals, prosecutions and civil enforcement actions
  • rezoning applications, including spot rezonings and rezonings for brownfield development and greenfield development
  • development applications and development consents, including staged development applications, concept plans, master plans
  • State Significant projects under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, including concept plan and project applications and statements of commitments
  • reviews of development application determinations and applications to modify development consents and Part 3A approvals
  • existing use rights
  • environmental impact assessment, including environmental impact statements
  • advice regarding the powers of consent authorities, determining authorities, the Planning Assessment Commission, joint regional planning panels, planning arbitrators and independent hearing and assessment panels (IHAP)
  • objections to rezoning applications, development applications and environmental impact statements
  • major land release projects, including zoning, development and infrastructure delivery issues
  • residential, industrial and commercial subdivision and development
  • development contributions, planning agreements and works-in-kind agreements, public-private partnership arrangements and infrastructure agreements
  • drafting and interpretation of environmental planning instruments, precinct plans, development control plans, contributions plans and other statutory planning controls
  • ecologically sustainable development
  • heritage protection
  • threatened species protection, biodiversity conservation and the protection of trees and vegetation
  • rating, valuation and compulsory acquisition of land, including just terms compensation

Our lawyers have extensive experience and expertise advising our clients on a range of legislation affecting planning and development including:

  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
  • Heritage Act 1977
  • Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
  • Contaminated Land Management Act 1997
  • Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
  • National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
  • Rural Fires Act 1997
  • Water Management Act 2000
  • Native Vegetation Act 2003

For further information about our planning and development expertise or information on how we can help you achieve your desired outcomes, please contact Dr Lindsay Taylor, Megan Hawley or Stuart Simington on 02 8235 9700 or mail@lindsaytaylorlawyers.com.au