Advised multiple entities on EPA investigations and prosecutions in the Land and Environment Court. Clients have included Multiplex Constructions, Cabonne Council, Thiess/Hochtief, Xstrata, lllawarra Coke and Coal and BHP Steel (AIS).
Contaminated development site
Represented a developer landowner in relation to an appeal by a former owner in respect to a management order issued by the EPA for the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater caused by historical manufacturing operations. The appeal was resolved by the parties resulting in a voluntary remediation agreement and then the future sale and redevelopment of the property.
Advised the financier in respect to the Huntlee New Town project in respect to a legal challenge to the planning approval and shadowed the solicitors with conduct of the defence. Conducted due diligence for a banking syndicate on the Frasers Central development which was the largest residential development finance at the time since the GFC.
Acted for AkzoNobel on the remediation and divestment strategy of land at Grand Avenue, Camellia. The land was listed on the significantly contaminated land register and was subject to a voluntary management agreement at the time of its disposal to Bilbergia.
Acted as part of a team for Elanor Investments on its environment and planning due diligence for the purchase of Auburn Shopping Central and in advising on various other planning matters.
Advised Gannet Developments on its residential flat building and boarding house developments on the northern beaches. Acted in multiple Land and Environment Court appeals - all of which (excluding one modification) were settled at conciliation conferences.
Advised Australand on planning approval strategies for Discovery Point, Avon Road Pymble and a development at Lane Cove.