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Strategy, advice and advocacy across the whole of town planning and development law

We’re lawyers and town planners that see the bigger picture without losing sight of the details, to execute the most innovative strategies. Our expertise puts us in the position to achieve exceptional results for public, private and community clients.


Every successful project starts with a plan. We build bespoke strategies that meet your needs and mitigate risk. With our understanding of local government and development industries, we know what challenges to anticipate and plan how to overcome them.


Access high-quality, clear advice throughout the lifecycle of your project. From planning through to staying compliant and meeting your full suite of responsibilities, we take away the guesswork.

We advise on a range of matters including:

  • Pre-acquisition and due diligence
  • Compliance and legal interpretation
  • Existing use rights
  • Subdivision
  • Heritage

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  • Pre-acquisition and due diligence
  • Compliance and legal interpretation
  • Existing use rights
  • Subdivision
  • Heritage
  • Aboriginal Heritage
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Public open space contributions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Enforcement
  • Restrictive covenant interpretation and compliance advice
  • Removal and variation of restrictive covenants
  • Characterisation and variation of easements
  • Contamination and remediation
  • Drafting and reviewing development contributions and agreements under section 173 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
  • Water law
  • Land access, including compulsory acquisition, Crown land, and Native Title
  • Environment Effects Statements
  • Liquor and gaming licensing


When disputes arise or it’s time to make a submission, you need representation. As experienced advocates, we regularly appear at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Advisory committees, including the Priority Projects SAC and Planning Panels Victoria, Heritage Council and Supreme Court of Victoria.

  • Engaging the right people at the right time
  • Negotiating, mediating or litigating on your behalf
  • Drawing on our relationships with trusted consultants and industry experts
  • Drawing on our established relationships with counsel at the Victorian Bar
  • Experience in instructing barristers and large teams of experts in complex hearings