Katherine Edwards Senior Associate

Katherine is a senior associate in the planning and environment team at Colin Biggers & Paisley.
 
Katherine is a specialist in environmental, contamination and pollution issues under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW) and the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW), with a particular industry focus on the waste industry having worked in house for a large waste management facility previously. She advises clients regarding contaminated sites, land owner obligations, public authority powers and regulatory enforcement orders such as clean up notices, show cause notices and prevention notices. 
 
She also regularly advises on planning and environmental matters for complex development projects involving commercial, mixed-use and residential developments. She has also assisted in the preparation of claims for compensation for the compulsory acquisition of land under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW). 
 
Katherine assists with the preparation of:
  • Advice work 
  • Claims for compensation
  • Due diligence for site acquisitions 
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Statements of Environmental Effects
  • Environment Protection Licences
  • Plans of Management 
  • Operational Environmental Management Plans
She has also appeared in a number of classes of the Land and Environment Court and has experience in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Criminal Appeal.
 
Katherine has acted in a number of large litigation matters including:
  • Clearstate Development Co Pty Ltd v Liverpool City Council [2018] NSWLEC 1279
  • Al Maha Pty Ltd v Huajun Investments Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 245
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council v Mansfield [2018] NSWLEC 107
Katherine liaises with government authorities such as the Environment Protection Authority, local councils and the Department of Planning and Environment. 
 
Katherine also advises state and local governments, and corporate and commercial clients, as well as property developers, resource recovery facilities and mining corporations. 
 
In addition to her Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Katherine also has a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Sciences (Distinction). 
 
Katherine joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2017 and was promoted to senior associate in 2019.