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 ability to provide full planning, development and environment services within the public and private sector across a range of industries.

Partner Kelly Alcorn and Senior Associate Johanna Kennerley regularly assist property developers, construction companies, manufacturers, resources companies, extractive industries, local authorities and public sector clients through the ever-changing and comprehensive framework involved in planning and environmental matters related to project and property development.

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

Accompanying the planning regime, 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 environment and planning 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
  • Environmental compliance
  • Incident management and defence of enforcement action
  • Environmental liability insurance policies

The Property and Real Estate Gazette 4th edition provides useful, practical and current information for real estate agents, property developers, property owners, insurers and brokers. 

The cases contained in this edition highlight the myriad of issues which can impact property owners and occupiers, managers and visitors including easements, body corporate by-laws, termination of agreements, development conditions, defects in title, liability and damages.

This edition also examines disclaimer clauses in the context of risk management strategies, and their ability to provide protection from claims of misleading or deceptive conduct

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