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Harshane Kahagalle

“I really enjoy turning the dreams and seemingly far-fetched plans of my clients into reality.”

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My work involves advising on some of the most significant and high profile development projects in Australia.  My expertise spans property and infrastructure development; mining and resources; planning, environmental and administrative law matters.  I specialise in helping clients to secure necessary development approvals, including approvals for major projects.


I am currently acting for clients in landmark major project and environmental litigation on high value projects.   I am also acting for clients in a number of test cases at the cutting edge of environmental and planning law and on critical “bet the company” litigation.   My strong litigation track record shows that I have helped clients to successfully secure and preserve billions of dollars in development rights in major project litigation.


After being admitted to practice in 1999, I joined Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Linklaters). In 2006 I went onto hold senior positions at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). I spent 5 years as a partner at Henry Davis York before joining Addisons in 2015.


Having trained as an architect as well as a lawyer, I hold a deep understanding of building and development processes.
 

 

Qualifications

BSc(Arch) - University of Newcastle

 

BArch - University of Newcastle

 

LLB - University of Newcastle

Latest Knowledge
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders. It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
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Australia - Parallel imports and exhaustion of trade mark rights
21 September 2018
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) was assented to on 24 August 2018. Among other changes, it amends the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Copyright Act) and the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (Trade Marks Act) to clarify the circumstances in which the parallel importation of trade marked goods does not infringe a registered trade mark.
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Interim Heritage Orders - when can they be made and what effect do they have on development
21 August 2018
Landowners, developers and purchasers of property need to be aware of the increased use by many Sydney councils of their power to make an interim heritage order (IHO) over an item that the council considers may, on further inquiry or investigation, be found to be of local heritage significance, and is being or is likely to be harmed. The effect of the making of an IHO over a property can and often does restrict and limit development plans for the property.3
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My work for clients falls mainly within the following categories:

 

  • property and infrastructure development
  • major projects
  • planning and environment
  • mining and resources
  • state and local government administration
  • litigation
     
 

Qualifications

BSc(Arch) - University of Newcastle

 

BArch - University of Newcastle

 

LLB - University of Newcastle

Latest Knowledge
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders. It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
MORE INFORMATION
Australia - Parallel imports and exhaustion of trade mark rights
21 September 2018
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) was assented to on 24 August 2018. Among other changes, it amends the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Copyright Act) and the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (Trade Marks Act) to clarify the circumstances in which the parallel importation of trade marked goods does not infringe a registered trade mark.
MORE INFORMATION
Interim Heritage Orders - when can they be made and what effect do they have on development
21 August 2018
Landowners, developers and purchasers of property need to be aware of the increased use by many Sydney councils of their power to make an interim heritage order (IHO) over an item that the council considers may, on further inquiry or investigation, be found to be of local heritage significance, and is being or is likely to be harmed. The effect of the making of an IHO over a property can and often does restrict and limit development plans for the property.3
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Lend Lease
Advised in relation to the Darling Walk project at Darling Harbour, including in obtaining a Part 3A major project planning approval and associated approvals for the redevelopment, involving bulk excavation, construction of two commercial office buildings with retail uses at ground level, a children’s theatre, basement car parking and an upgrade of the Bathurst Street pedestrian bridge.
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Lend Lease
Advising on the high profile redevelopment of the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP), including the major project planning and development approval requirements of the entertainment core facilities precinct under PPP arrangements.
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Lend Lease
Advising on the high profile redevelopment of the Barangaroo site and procuring all necessary concept plans, major project, State significant development and all other planning approvals, including approvals for multiple high rise towers.
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GPT
Advised in relation to the major redevelopment of Charlestown Square Shopping Centre from a planning and development perspective.
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GPT
I advised on the redevelopment of the Rouse Hill Town Centre, including advice in relation to master-planning of the Town Centre and formulation of necessary development applications.
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Sydney Airport
Advised and represented this client in relation to highly significant legal proceedings commenced in relation to the master planning process for the airport.
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Sydney Airport
I provided legal advice in relation to the formulation of Sydney Airport Master Plan 2033 which was approved by the Australian Government in 2014. I have also advised in relation to the proposed redevelopment of key aspects of this critical piece of national infrastructure, including from a master planning and major development planning perspective. I have advised in relation to compliance requirements under Commonwealth and State laws for the airport.
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Qube Logistics and the Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance
I have advised in relation to the development of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal, including advice on obtaining relevant Commonwealth and NSW approvals required to facilitate its delivery and operation.
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Tabcorp
Provided advice on the major redevelopment of the Star Casino in Sydney, including the formulation of the major project application for the project and procuring all necessary approvals, negotiation with relevant consent and licensing authorities and advising on the implementation of the project.
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NSW Government and Transport for NSW
I advised in relation to the proposed high rise redevelopment of Thakral House and Wynyard train station.
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NSW Government agencies
I have advised RMS, RailCorp, NSW Police and State Transit Authority in relation to obtaining relevant planning and development approvals for a broad variety of government facilities, including bus and rail facilities, police stations and court houses.
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Qualifications

BSc(Arch) - University of Newcastle

 

BArch - University of Newcastle

 

LLB - University of Newcastle

Latest Knowledge
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders. It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
MORE INFORMATION
Australia - Parallel imports and exhaustion of trade mark rights
21 September 2018
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) was assented to on 24 August 2018. Among other changes, it amends the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Copyright Act) and the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (Trade Marks Act) to clarify the circumstances in which the parallel importation of trade marked goods does not infringe a registered trade mark.
MORE INFORMATION
Interim Heritage Orders - when can they be made and what effect do they have on development
21 August 2018
Landowners, developers and purchasers of property need to be aware of the increased use by many Sydney councils of their power to make an interim heritage order (IHO) over an item that the council considers may, on further inquiry or investigation, be found to be of local heritage significance, and is being or is likely to be harmed. The effect of the making of an IHO over a property can and often does restrict and limit development plans for the property.3
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualifications

BSc(Arch) - University of Newcastle

 

BArch - University of Newcastle

 

LLB - University of Newcastle

Latest Knowledge
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders. It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
MORE INFORMATION
Australia - Parallel imports and exhaustion of trade mark rights
21 September 2018
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) was assented to on 24 August 2018. Among other changes, it amends the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Copyright Act) and the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (Trade Marks Act) to clarify the circumstances in which the parallel importation of trade marked goods does not infringe a registered trade mark.
MORE INFORMATION
Interim Heritage Orders - when can they be made and what effect do they have on development
21 August 2018
Landowners, developers and purchasers of property need to be aware of the increased use by many Sydney councils of their power to make an interim heritage order (IHO) over an item that the council considers may, on further inquiry or investigation, be found to be of local heritage significance, and is being or is likely to be harmed. The effect of the making of an IHO over a property can and often does restrict and limit development plans for the property.3
MORE INFORMATION