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Cecil­ia Rose

Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects

I pro­vide advice on envi­ron­men­tal, plan­ning and local gov­ern­ment law mat­ters and have exten­sive lit­i­ga­tion expe­ri­ence in the Land and Envi­ron­ment Court of NSW and Supreme Court of NSW. I have advised gov­ern­ment and non-gov­ern­ment clients on all aspects of plan­ning and envi­ron­men­tal leg­is­la­tion, as well as local gov­ern­ment law and admin­is­tra­tive law. My expe­ri­ence includes reg­u­lar­ly appear­ing as an advo­cate in con­cil­i­a­tion con­fer­ences and hear­ings in the Land and Envi­ron­ment Court and I have pro­vid­ed inter­nal advice as a sec­ondee to Gos­ford City Council. 


  • I have appeared and advised on Land and Envi­ron­ment Court class 1 mer­it appeals, includ­ing sub­di­vi­sions, board­ing hous­es, res­i­den­tial flat build­ings and child care centres
  • I have advised gov­ern­ment and devel­op­ers on the inter­pre­ta­tion of envi­ron­men­tal plan­ning instru­ments and devel­op­ment con­trol plans includ­ing pro­hi­bi­tions, devel­op­ment stan­dards and exist­ing use rights as well as rezon­ing applications
  • I have advised local coun­cils on their incen­tive pro­vi­sions in LEP
  • I have advised gov­ern­ment clients on gov­er­nance, pro­bity and ten­der­ing matters
  • I pro­vide advice and rep­re­sen­ta­tion for Local Court and Land and Envi­ron­ment Court pros­e­cu­tion and enforce­ment matters
  • I pro­vide advice and rep­re­sen­ta­tion at Land and Envi­ron­ment Court class 2 tree disputes
  • I pro­vide advice and rep­re­sen­ta­tion in class 3 pro­ceed­ings regard­ing the acqui­si­tion of land and rat­ing categorisations
  • I have act­ed in class 5 pro­ceed­ings for pros­e­cu­tion of non com­pli­ance with a devel­op­ment con­sent that also involved a threat­ened species


  • Plan­ning and envi­ron­ment law
  • Prop­er­ty and devel­op­ment law
  • Gov­ern­ment law

Roles, mem­ber­ships and education 

  • Bach­e­lor of Arts with a Bach­e­lor of Laws, Mac­quar­ie Uni­ver­si­ty, 2001
  • Grad­u­ate Diplo­ma Legal Prac­tice, NSW Col­lege of Law, 2002
  • Mas­ters of Envi­ron­men­tal and Local Gov­ern­ment Law, Mac­quar­ie Uni­ver­si­ty, 2010
  • Mem­ber — Law Soci­ety of NSW
  • Mem­ber — Envi­ron­men­tal and Plan­ning Law Asso­ci­a­tion (EPLA)


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