Planning & Environmental Law

Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors recognises the importance of planning and environment legislation, and its impact on our clients’ business and development.

At Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, we can provide expert advice and assistance regarding planning and environmental legislation, including:

• corporate and corporate officer liability for environmental offences
• contaminated land issues
• pollution prosecutions and appeals
• requirements for environmental licenses and approvals
• the powers of environmental authorities and other public agencies under environmental legislation

At Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, David Newhouse has extensive experience in all areas of Australian law relating to planning issues, through former experience as a barrister practicing in the NSW Land & Environment Court. For more information about our experience, please visit our NSW Land & Environment Court page.

We provide specialist planning and legal advice including:

• subdivision and property development
• liaison with local council and state government authorities
• initiating and coordinating major planning strategies
• assessing development applications and applications for modifications of consent
• providing advice on the statutory requirements for the processing of applications for major projects
• reviewing the sufficiency of environmental impact statements
• reviewing the sufficiency of species impact statements
• advising on contamination and remediation
• advising on existing use rights
• advising on planning appeals advising and acting in relation to prosecutions including prosecutions for planning legislation breaches
• providing advice on heritage issues
• advising on the application of Commonwealth environment and planning legislation in relation to major projects
• advising on the special requirements of Statutory Authorities and State-owned Corporations under planning legislation
• advising on tree disputes

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Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation.