Environment
& Planning Law

25+
years experience
in environment
and planning law
2
law society
accredited
specialists in-house
1000's
of environment
and planning law
cases represented

We have your best interests in mind, and your company’s goals are ours too. Hones Lawyers work to ensure all planning law requirements, procedures, reports and paperwork are in place to ensure your business gains approval, objections are mitigated and any damages are minimised and controlled.

With 45 years of experience and a diverse client list, past cases include wind farms, marinas, day care centres, mines, contaminated land prosecutions and land clearing. Our team consists of dual qualified planning lawyers and town planners as well as Law Society accredited specialists in Local Government and Planning law – something few other firms could boast.

Our services include:

Environmental due diligence – we ensure your company’s property or activity is thoroughly assessed, and all potential environmental risks are managed. We provide advice on how to manage liabilities with site-specific properties and activities to avoid or reduce penalties and fines.

Land contamination and audits – we prepare and organise audits and inspections to gain EPA approvals and ensure your company is protected from potential liabilities and penalties associated with contaminated land.

Environmental planning – we help to ensure your company has met its legal requirements while protecting it from any possible liabilities. We also assist in:

• development proposal preparation and variations
• negotiations of voluntary planning agreements

Environmental approvals – we prepare all paperwork for the successful approval of environmental activities to ensure all legal requirements and mitigation strategies are included regarding residents and the public for:

• road closures
• land clearing
• bushfire management

Land and Environment Court appeals – our lawyers act on behalf of councils and private clients in matters relating to development proposals, dispute management, land contamination, and so on.

For more information regarding our Environment and Planning Law services, or to make an appointment, speak to one of our experienced planning law solicitors on 02 8999 6115.