Castledine Gregory Law and Mediation

Planning and Environment


Our planning and environment practice covers:



  • approvals, including planning, building, environmental approvals and State agreements
  • review of planning decisions in the State Administrative Tribunal
  • advising on and preparing planning schemes and other planning laws and policies
  • compensation for compulsory acquisition of land
  • contaminated land, waste and pollution
  • advising on State and Local Government planning powers (read more on our Local Government page)
  • prosecutions arising out of planning and environmental laws
  • project due diligence with an emphasis on planning approvals, contaminated land, environmental licences and permits (read more on our Corporate, Commercial and Governance page)
  • planning in Aboriginal communities.

Examples of our work

  • advising a major mining company on planning issues around expansion of its accommodation site (read more on our Resources, Energy and Infrastructure page)
  • advising metropolitan quarry operators on planning and environmental constraints, and representing them in review proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal
  • representing a metropolitan local government in a planning appeal regarding a shopping centre expansion (read more on our Local Government page)
  • representing parties in disputes regarding the migration of contaminated ground water, aircraft noise, the pollution of water and the dumping of waste
  • advising on the purchase and development of contaminated land, including industrial sites being redeveloped for residential use and service stations
  • acting for Local Governments and property developers in residential, commercial and industrial planning applications and reviews
  • providing advice on planning and environmental constraints including bush forever sites, native and threatened vegetation and the application of Federal environmental law
  • appealing the conditions of licences and notices issued under environmental laws
  • providing mediation services in planning disputes (read more on our Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution page).