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.

Planning & Environment Specialist Kelly Alcornpartner Johanna Kennerley and special counsel Hannah Riggs 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
  • Waste and water

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