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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.

 

Rankings:

 

  • Harshane is ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2019 for Environment & Planning.
 

Qualifications

BSc(Arch) - University of Newcastle

 

BArch - University of Newcastle

 

LLB - University of Newcastle

Latest News
The Coca-Cola Co snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
02 November 2018
The Coca-Cola Co snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
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Latest Knowledge
Australian Government Proposes Scheme to Block Illegal Offshore Wagering Websites
13 December 2018
The Australian Federal Government is reviewing the possibility of introducing an Internet filtering scheme which would result in participating internet service providers (ISPs) blocking illegal offshore wagering websites which have been referred to the ISPs by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
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A State of Flux: Australia's Point of Consumption Tax - Implications for Wagering Operators
11 December 2018
The South Australian government introduced in July 2017 Australia’s first Point of Consumption Tax (‘POC Tax’) on wagering operators; throughout 2018, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have each followed suit to implement a similar POC Tax framework in those respective jurisdictions. The Northern Territory, however, has expressed opposition to the introduction of a POC Tax and Tasmania has remained silent.
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Australian Loot Box Inquiry - Harmless Gameplay Enhancement or Predatory Gambling Scheme
07 December 2018
Australia’s Loot Box inquiry has handed down its report, with the majority not recommending any change to the current regulatory regime. The view for the moment at least – is there does not need to be any regulatory intervention to address loot boxes.
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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 News
The Coca-Cola Co snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
02 November 2018
The Coca-Cola Co snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Australian Government Proposes Scheme to Block Illegal Offshore Wagering Websites
13 December 2018
The Australian Federal Government is reviewing the possibility of introducing an Internet filtering scheme which would result in participating internet service providers (ISPs) blocking illegal offshore wagering websites which have been referred to the ISPs by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
MORE INFORMATION
A State of Flux: Australia's Point of Consumption Tax - Implications for Wagering Operators
11 December 2018
The South Australian government introduced in July 2017 Australia’s first Point of Consumption Tax (‘POC Tax’) on wagering operators; throughout 2018, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have each followed suit to implement a similar POC Tax framework in those respective jurisdictions. The Northern Territory, however, has expressed opposition to the introduction of a POC Tax and Tasmania has remained silent.
MORE INFORMATION
Australian Loot Box Inquiry - Harmless Gameplay Enhancement or Predatory Gambling Scheme
07 December 2018
Australia’s Loot Box inquiry has handed down its report, with the majority not recommending any change to the current regulatory regime. The view for the moment at least – is there does not need to be any regulatory intervention to address loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
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 News
The Coca-Cola Co snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
02 November 2018
The Coca-Cola Co snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Australian Government Proposes Scheme to Block Illegal Offshore Wagering Websites
13 December 2018
The Australian Federal Government is reviewing the possibility of introducing an Internet filtering scheme which would result in participating internet service providers (ISPs) blocking illegal offshore wagering websites which have been referred to the ISPs by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
MORE INFORMATION
A State of Flux: Australia's Point of Consumption Tax - Implications for Wagering Operators
11 December 2018
The South Australian government introduced in July 2017 Australia’s first Point of Consumption Tax (‘POC Tax’) on wagering operators; throughout 2018, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have each followed suit to implement a similar POC Tax framework in those respective jurisdictions. The Northern Territory, however, has expressed opposition to the introduction of a POC Tax and Tasmania has remained silent.
MORE INFORMATION
Australian Loot Box Inquiry - Harmless Gameplay Enhancement or Predatory Gambling Scheme
07 December 2018
Australia’s Loot Box inquiry has handed down its report, with the majority not recommending any change to the current regulatory regime. The view for the moment at least – is there does not need to be any regulatory intervention to address loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualifications

BSc(Arch) - University of Newcastle

 

BArch - University of Newcastle

 

LLB - University of Newcastle

Latest News
The Coca-Cola Co snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
02 November 2018
The Coca-Cola Co snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
MORE INFORMATION
See More
Latest Knowledge
Australian Government Proposes Scheme to Block Illegal Offshore Wagering Websites
13 December 2018
The Australian Federal Government is reviewing the possibility of introducing an Internet filtering scheme which would result in participating internet service providers (ISPs) blocking illegal offshore wagering websites which have been referred to the ISPs by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
MORE INFORMATION
A State of Flux: Australia's Point of Consumption Tax - Implications for Wagering Operators
11 December 2018
The South Australian government introduced in July 2017 Australia’s first Point of Consumption Tax (‘POC Tax’) on wagering operators; throughout 2018, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have each followed suit to implement a similar POC Tax framework in those respective jurisdictions. The Northern Territory, however, has expressed opposition to the introduction of a POC Tax and Tasmania has remained silent.
MORE INFORMATION
Australian Loot Box Inquiry - Harmless Gameplay Enhancement or Predatory Gambling Scheme
07 December 2018
Australia’s Loot Box inquiry has handed down its report, with the majority not recommending any change to the current regulatory regime. The view for the moment at least – is there does not need to be any regulatory intervention to address loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION