Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects

Building a future together


We recog­nise that to be suc­cess­ful in the prac­tice of law in a com­plex envi­ron­ment, it is impor­tant for us to have an inter­est in and under­stand­ing of you and your busi­ness­es, a prob­lem-solv­ing, prac­ti­cal approach and a high­ly engaged, col­lab­o­ra­tive team sup­port­ed by the most advanced and appro­pri­ate tech­nol­o­gy. We cov­er the gamut of ser­vices required to effec­tive­ly car­ry out large scale trans­ac­tions as well as sup­port you in your day to day needs. This exper­tise includes prop­er­ty law, con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing, plan­ning, envi­ron­ment and government.

Prop­er­ty law experience

We have expe­ri­ence in pro­vid­ing trans­ac­tion and advi­so­ry ser­vices to prop­er­ty own­ers, investors, land­lords and ten­ants through­out Aus­tralia. We are sought out by lead­ing land devel­op­ers as well as gov­ern­ment agen­cies for our exper­tise. We work with our clients to devel­op, nego­ti­ate and doc­u­ment deals. 

We believe ear­ly involve­ment and under­stand­ing your needs min­imis­es unex­pect­ed com­pli­ca­tions which can delay trans­ac­tions. Based on our exten­sive indus­try expe­ri­ence, we offer you a full range of ser­vices and prac­ti­cal advice at a local and nation­al level. 

Plan­ning, envi­ron­ment and government

We are proud of the rep­u­ta­tion we have as a lead­ing team of experts in land use plan­ning & devel­op­ment, envi­ron­ment and gov­ern­ment law. We are sought out by both lead­ing land devel­op­ers as well as gov­ern­ment depart­ments and agen­cies for our exper­tise and the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion of our knowl­edge to facil­i­tate com­mer­cial out­comes. We have an envi­able record of achiev­ing the desired objec­tive for our clients. 

Plan­ning and Envi­ron­ment lawyers spe­cialise in a range of mat­ters relat­ing to the use of land, includ­ing obtain­ing approvals to build on and use land, the re-zon­ing of land, pol­lu­tion and con­t­a­m­i­na­tion, land clear­ing and bio­di­ver­si­ty off­sets, land acqui­si­tion, and dis­putes with neighbours.

Con­struc­tion and engineering 

There are many things to con­sid­er when embark­ing on a con­struc­tion or engi­neer­ing project, for instance, the con­tract mod­el must be appro­pri­ate for your cir­cum­stances. We can help you decide what pro­cure­ment strat­e­gy is suit­able for your project and assist you doc­u­ment and imple­ment it, keep­ing a close eye on the pro­tec­tion of your busi­ness.

Dur­ing the life-cycle of a project, we are on hand to pro­vide advice and assis­tance to ensure you achieve your objec­tives. We are expe­ri­enced in com­plex and dif­fi­cult dis­putes, includ­ing medi­a­tion, expert deter­mi­na­tion, arbi­tra­tion and con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing litigation. 


  • Advice on shares and units in struc­tures own­ing prop­er­ty assets
  • Advice on com­plex prop­er­ty own­er­ship structures
  • Due dili­gence on prop­er­ty portfolios
  • Draft­ing prop­er­ty joint ven­tures or partnerships
  • Nego­ti­at­ing prop­er­ty joint ven­tures or partnerships
  • Off-the-plan con­veyanc­ing
  • Dis­pos­al / Acqui­si­tion of res­i­den­tial & com­mer­cial property
  • Dis­pos­al / Acqui­si­tion of mixed-use property
  • Dis­pos­al / Acqui­si­tion of Hotel or Hospitality/​Licensed premises
  • Dis­pos­al / Acqui­si­tion of rur­al and indus­tri­al property
  • Dis­pos­al / Acqui­si­tion of vacant land for development
  • Mul­ti-res­i­den­tial – prop­er­ty development
  • Mul­ti-res­i­den­tial – sale or acquisition
  • Land sub-divi­sions
  • Ease­ments
  • Water access licenses
  • Leas­ing – Com­mer­cial, indus­tri­al, retail & fran­chise property
  • Pre­pare stra­ta titles for developments
  • Pre­pare com­mu­ni­ty titles for development
  • Stra­ta renewal
  • Stra­ta bloc deeds
  • Advis­ing Own­ers’ Corporations
  • Stra­ta schemes man­age­ment compliance
  • Devel­op­ment applications
  • Envi­ron­men­tal assessments
  • Devel­op­er plan­ning agreements
  • Plan­ning advice
  • Plan­ning appeals (Land & Envi­ron­ment Court)
  • Secu­ri­ty agree­ments – com­mer­cial property
  • Reg­is­tra­tion of Mort­gages & Per­son­al prop­er­ty secu­ri­ties reg­is­ter (PPSR)
  • Build­ing and project man­age­ment contracts
  • Build­ing defect claims
  • Put and Call option deeds
  • Liquor Licens­ing
  • Con­sul­tan­cy Agreements
  • Reme­di­al Con­tract Draft­ing Construction
  • Reme­di­al Ten­der / Consultancy
  • Access Deeds / Bound­ary Disputes
  • Com­pul­so­ry Acqui­si­tion Claims
  • Judi­cial Review / Admin­is­tra­tive Law
  • Envi­ron­men­tal Prosecutions

Use­ful Links

NSW Land Reg­istry Ser­vices (NSW LRS)

Vic­to­ri­an Land Reg­istry Services 

Busi­ness Queensland

Depart­ment of the Envi­ron­ment and Energy