Planning government
infrastructure & Environment

Planning government infrastructure and environment expertise

Our solutions represent sensible and commercially focused outcomes that 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 master planned residential communities, retail and commercial projects, residential and tourism projects and industrial and resource projects
  • Preparation and review of structure plans and other planning instruments for greenfield and infill urban developments
  • Preparation and review of planning instruments including planning schemes, planning scheme policies and temporary local planning instruments
  • Resolution of planning and environmental disputes

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 and review 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 local government

Infrastructure Services

Our group is recognised for our expertise 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, water supply and wastewater treatment
  • Preparation and review of infrastructure planning instruments including infrastructure planning scheme policies and priority infrastructure plans

Environment Services

Our group is recognised for our legal excellence in environment and sustainability issues, and are experts in:
 
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental compliance
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental licensing
  • Environmental enforcement
  • Environmental contamination

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.

We have more than 50 years' experience of planning, designing and executing 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 reputation

Our Planning Government Infrastructure and Environment group has built long and trusted relationships through continuous and exceptional performance.

We understand that exceptional performance is the foundation of success, and we apply our philosophy of critical thinking and our process of strategy to ensure an unparalleled level of planning, design and manoeuver to achieve that success.

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

Our credo

Our credo is to Lead, Simplify and Win with Integrity.

We therefore partner by integrity, lead by planning, simplify by design and win by manoeuvre.
 

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, 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 Knowledge

  • Planning and development

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The year in review: A look at the NSW waste industry in 2018

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  • Planning and development

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The year in review: A look at NSW Planning in 2018

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  • Construction
  • Environment

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NSW civil construction market program grants announced in effort to reduce waste

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  • Environment
  • Planning and development

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Waste industry in the spotlight: how are waste operators in NSW regulated?

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  • Local government
  • Government
  • Planning and development

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"Uncapping" section 94 contributions: explained

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