Planning and Environment

McCabes planning and environment group provides clients with detailed industry knowledge and strategic advice across all facets of planning, environmental, heritage, land acquisition and government law.

Our specialist lawyers handle every type of issue related to land development and have a wealth of experience dealing with complex litigation, providing detailed legal advice and performing rigorous due diligence.

We work closely with clients and many industry professionals to ensure we achieve integrated solutions to resolve issues in a cost-effective manner. In addition, we also provide advice in relation to licensed premises and to hoteliers on lock-out laws.

Our clients include:


  • Supreme Court litigation
  • Land and Environment Court litigation in all class jurisdictions
  • Local Court litigation
  • NCAT and VCAT representation
  • Detailed planning advice work (including existing use rights entitlements, designated development, integrated development and major infrastructure development)
  • Due diligence assessments for land transactions
  • Planning agreements and works-in-kind agreements
  • Heritage and conservation agreements
  • Bio banking agreements
  • Plans of management
  • Pollution and waste licensing
  • Probity advice
  • Government information and access advice
  • Contaminated land management advice
  • Land remediation
  • Coastal protection and flooding advice


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