Planning government
infrastructure and Environment

Planning government infrastructure and environment group expertise

Our Planning Government Infrastructure and Environment group designs solutions which extend beyond legal and policy advice, and represent sensible, commercially focused outcomes which accommodate private interests in the context of established public interests. We are recognised for our expertise in providing strategic and tactical advice in the following areas:

Planning Services

Our group is recognised for our strategic and tactical planning of development issues and processes, and are experts in:
 
  • Planning and development of major residential communities, retail and commercial projects, residential and tourism projects and industrial and resource projects
  • Preparation and review and interpretation of structure plans, contribution plans and other planning instruments for greenfield and infill urban areas
  • Preparation, review and interpretation of planning instruments including planning schemes, planning scheme policies and temporary local planning instruments
  • Resolution of planning and environmental disputes and enforcement actions

Government Services

Our group is recognised for our in-depth understanding of government legislation, policy and processes, and are experts in:

  • Preparation and review of planning legislation and planning instruments for State and local governments
  • Advice in respect of legislation, policy and legal matters relevant to local government
  • Preparation, review and interpretation of local laws and subordinate local laws for local government
  • Review of budget and rating proposals for local government
  • Preparation and review of delegations, administrative policies, administrative procedures and authorised person appointments and related registers for State and local governments
  • Probity and governance advice

Infrastructure Services

Our group is recognised for our specialist expertise and experience in infrastructure planning, funding and delivery, and are experts in:

  • Advice and project management for major infrastructure projects including local government infrastructure, State government capital works, public private partnerships and private sector capital projects
  • Preparation and review of infrastructure agreements and planning agreements for listed and private development corporations and local governments
  • Preparation and review of agreements for local government services including waste collection, recycling, water supply and wastewater treatment
  • Compulsory acquisitions for infrastructure
  • Preparation and review of infrastructure planning instruments including planning scheme policies relating to infrastructure and local government infrastructure plans and strategies

Environment Services

Our group is recognised for our legal excellence in all areas of environmental law and policy, and are experts in:
 
  • Environmental compliance
  • Environmental conservation
  • Environmental contamination
  • Environmental enforcement
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental licensing
  • Environmental management

Planning Government Infrastructure and Environment Group

Colin Biggers & Paisley's Planning Government Infrastructure and Environment group is the trusted partner of public and private sector entities, for whom we are the legal and policy designers of strategic and tactical solutions to exceptionally challenging problems, in our chosen fields of planning, government, infrastructure and environment.

Our group has developed a longstanding reputation for continual and exceptional performance in the planning, designing and execution of legal and policy solutions for large development and infrastructure projects in Australia, including new cities, towns and communities.

We are passionate about planning, government, infrastructure and environment issues, and we pride ourselves on acting for both the private and public sectors, including private development corporations, listed development corporations, other non-public sector entities and a wide range of State and local government entities.

The solutions we design extend beyond legal and policy advice, and represent sensible, commercially focussed outcomes which accommodate private interests in the context of established public interests.

Our specialist expertise and experience

Our Planning Government Infrastructure and Environment group is recognised for our specialist expertise and experience:

Planning — Strategic and tactical planning of development issues and processes for projects, in particular major residential communities, retail, commercial and industrial developments.
Government — In-depth understanding of government legislation, policy and processes.
Infrastructure — Specialist expertise and experience in infrastructure planning, funding and delivery.
Environment — Legal excellence in all areas of environmental law and policy.

Our Team of Teams and Credo

Our group practices collectively as an East Coast Team of Teams, which is known for its Trusted Partners, Strategic Thinkers, Legal and Policy Designers and Tacticians.

Our credo is to Lead, Simplify and Win with Integrity, and we practice personally so as to partner by integritylead by planningsimplify by design and win by manoeuvre.

We believe that continual and exceptional performance is the foundation of success, and we apply our integrity and character, critical reasoning and technical process of strategy to ensure an unparalleled level of planning, design and manoeuvre to achieve that success.

 

Lead, Simplify and Win with Integrity

OUR KNOWLEDGE

  • Legal Knowledge Matters
  • Planning, government, infrastructure and environment

Written by Ian Wright, Nadia Czachor

Queensland Planning and Environment Court emphasises the importance of experts providing the basis for their opinions when giving expert evidence

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Striking a balance between principles and prescription in NSW planning law

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  • Planning, government, infrastructure and environment
  • Legal Knowledge Matters

Written by David Passarella

Environmental Mitigation Levy introduced in Victoria under the Melbourne Strategic Assessment (Environment Mitigation Levy Act) 2020 (Vic)

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  • Planning, government, infrastructure and environment
  • Legal Knowledge Matters

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Road out of COVID-19: Let's revive development in Fishermans Bend, Victoria

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