Property Development & Planning Law


Who better to act for a developer than a lawyer who is also a developer, is passionate about it and understands the frustration of obtaining planning approvals. We understand, having been affiliated with development projects as developers, we have been in the shoes of the client and understand the need to obtain planning approval sooner rather than later but also ensure that the planning potential of any site is maximised without interrupting community amenity.

With recent changes to almost all Land and Environment Planning (LEPs) policies across NSW, introducing a more uniform zoning and permissibility requirements for development across NSW, planning has changed and development into the future must adapt. Having acted for client’s in a number of planning appeals and having been parties to various planning appeals as a developer, our lawyers come equipped with the experience, resources and qualifications to assess a development and its potential and push the boundary for the client when seeking development approval. We provide clients with up to date advice on environmental and planning laws and assistance with obtaining development approvals, including conducting appeals of development refusals.

We advise from the inception through to the final delivery of the project. This includes the acquisition of development property and associated purchase contracts, options, joint venture agreements, obtaining development approval, negotiating with Council and representation at Council meetings. We have in depth experience in procuring all types of development approvals including residential, commercial and industrial developments.

Having been in the developers shoes we understand the frustration often faced with not only having to comply with planning requirements but overcoming unnecessary politics and community backlash on high profile projects.