Environment and planning

Minter Ellison’s environment and planning team is renowned for its depth of expertise and comprehensive on-the-ground resources throughout Australia and in New Zealand, with Chambers Global describing its work as ‘strategic, focused and detailed’.

With the increasing focus on environmental impacts, our public and private sector clients rely on us to provide strategic advice in an area of law that is rapidly evolving and has a significant impact on business operations.

Our environment and planning law advice encompasses project design through to approval, implementation and operation. We advise on and assist in obtaining the necessary licences and permits for projects or business operations — such as environment and planning approvals, climate change and renewable energy, land resumptions, compensation and valuation, native title and aboriginal land claims, heritage, vegetation and biodiversity management, pollution and water.

Our experience spans a wide range of environmentally sensitive industries such as mining, waste, urban renewal, industrial and retail. We provide realistic response strategies to minimise risks associated with environment and planning litigation, investigations and prosecutions.

Our team is at the forefront of policy development and many of our lawyers have first-hand experience working in environment, resource and planning agencies and engaging with industry bodies. The ALB guide on Environmental Law 2009 called us ‘strategic, commercial, legally focused and technically strong and also well connected’.

This information was sourced from the Minter Ellison website.