Planning & Environment

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients.

Carter Newell’s Planning & Environment team has the expertise to provide full planning, development and environmental services to both the public and private sectors.

Partner Hannah Riggs, regularly assist property developers, construction companies, manufacturers, resources companies, extractive industries, specialist industry, local authorities, regulators and public sector clients through the ever-changing and comprehensive framework involved in planning and environmental matters related to project and property use and development.

Carter Newell’s specialist knowledge of the Queensland planning regime enables us to provide timely and strategic advice targeted at successfully delivering our clients’ projects.

Additionally, the environmental legal system is a complex jigsaw comprised of a vast amount of Queensland and Commonwealth legislation and policies. Carter Newell provides expert legal advice to our clients in respect of the entire life cycle of construction, resources, extractive industries and industrial projects.

Working closely with our Energy & Resources, Commercial Property, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Construction & Engineering teams, our planning and environment lawyers can provide a complete range of practical and efficient strategies and advice to ensure our clients’ objectives are achieved.

Carter Newell's experience extends to:

  • Development approvals
  • Planning disputes
  • Project work
  • Environmental planning - permits and approvals
  • Planning and environmental compliance
  • Incident management and defence of enforcement action
  • Environmental liability insurance policies
  • Objecting to valuations
  • Objecting to resumptions and claiming compensation
  • Waste management
  • Native title

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