Planning & Environmental Law

Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors recognises the importance of planning and environment legislation, and its impact on our clients' business and development activities in Australia.

At Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, we can provide expert advice and assistance regarding planning and environmental legislation, including:

  • corporate and corporate officer liability for environmental offences
  • contaminated land issues
  • pollution prosecutions and appeals
  • requirements for environmental licenses and approvals
  • the powers of environmental authorities and other public agencies under environmental legislation

At Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors, David Newhouse has extensive experience in all areas of Australian law relating to planning issues, through former experience as a barrister practicising in the NSW Land & Environment Court. For more information about our experience, please visit our NSW Land & Environment Court page.

We provide specialist planning and legal advice including:

  • subdivision and property development
  • liaison with local council and state government authorities
  • initiating and coordinating major planning strategies
  • assessing development applications and applications for modifications of consent
  • providing advice on the statutory requirements for the processing of applications for major projects
  • reviewing the sufficiency of environmental impact statements
  • reviewing the sufficiency of species impact statements
  • advising on contamination and remediation
  • advising on existing use rights
  • advising on planning appeals advising and acting in relation to prosecutions including prosecutions for planning legislation breaches
  • providing advice on heritage issues
  • advising on the application of Commonwealth environment and planning legislation in relation to major projects
  • advising on the special requirements of Statutory Authorities and State-owned Corporations under planning legislation
  • advising on tree disputes

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McMahons Point (Head Office)
23A King George Street,
McMahons Point NSW 2060
Phone: 02 9922 1100
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Bondi Junction (Branch)
Suite 14, Level 2, 51-53 Spring Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Phone: 02 9922 1100
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