PE Law advises on all aspects of planning and environment law.

 We have particular expertise with respect to issues arising under the following Acts:

  • Planning and Environment Act 1987
  • Subdivision Act 1988
  • Environment Protection Act 2017
  • Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
  • Valuation of Land Act 1960
  • Land Acqusition and Compensation Act 1986
  • Water Act 1989
  • Local Government Act 1989
  • Road Management Act 2004
  • Environment Effects Act 1978
  • Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009
  • Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)

 Major projects and Environment Effects Statements

 Our experience includes the following:

  • appear for RMIT University at the Melbourne Metro Rail Project EES Inquiry
  • act for council clients in relation to the Desalination Project, West Gate Tunnel and North East Link EES Inquiries
  • act for group of 6 councils in relation to Environmentally Sustainable Design Local Planning Policies
  • appear for Bayside City Council before the Public Housing Standing Advisory Committee (SAC)

 Contaminated land and pollution

  • act for Bayside City Council in relation to a judicial review application challenging a clean-up notice regarding lead contamination at Merindah Park
  • act for a council in relation to water pollution charges 
  • represent numerous clients regarding notices issued by the EPA
  • negotiate complex rehabilitation and after-use agreements for landfills and quarries
  • advise on environmental provisions in property transactions, infrastructure deeds and share purchase agreements


  • draft native vegetation credit trading agreements for Trust for Nature, Peninsula Link and Western Highway Duplication Project
  • advise Whittlesea Council regarding protection of River Red Gums in context of PSPs for Northern Growth Corridor and Melbourne Strategic Assessment, achieving an 80% scattered tree retention requirement 
  • represent responsible authorities in enforcement proceedings under the Planning and Environment Act 1987
  • draft settlement agreements to resolve unlawful clearing incidents 

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