Our consistently high quality advice encompasses all facets of town planning (including structure planning, development and subdivision proposals), the conduct of land compensation claims, representation in appeals (including proceedings in the Supreme Court, State Administrative Tribunal and before the Appeals Convenor) and project management.
Our close relationships with key decision making authorities including the Department of Planning, Western Australian Planning Commission, Department of Environment and Conservation and Environmental Protection Authority as well as local governments, enables us to engage in proactive dialogue on behalf of our clients, facilitating faster results.
Once your project is approved, we do not abandon you. The integrated resources of the Lavan Legal team mean that we can provide added value for your large projects from commencement to completion, addressing issues such as property, banking and finance, construction and contracts and litigation.
Complementing our planning and land compensation expertise is our specialised environment experience. Click here for more details.
Our team understands the challenges raised by each planning project and works proactively to manage these challenges and achieve your desired outcomes. With active memberships in the Property Council of Australia, Housing Industry Association, Urban Development Institute of Australia and Planning Institute of Australia, we understand the industries in which you operate. Our close relationships with key industry stakeholders and decision makers enable us to assist you to achieve your objectives in the most time and cost effective way.
Property and environmental litigation
In the event of disputes, we offer expert litigators who have significant experience in conducting planning appeals before the State Administrative Tribunal, ministerial Environmental Impact Assessments, licensing appeals and conducting judicial review proceedings in the Supreme and Federal Courts. We also have extensive experience in defending environmental prosecution proceedings brought under both the Planning and Environmental statutes. Our reputation as a market leader hinges upon our rapid response to problems encountered by our clients at each stage of their project.
We currently offer advice to, and act for, land owners and acquiring authorities in relation to claims for injurious affection associated with local and regional planning scheme reservations, as well as in respect to compulsory acquisition of land by government authorities. Our team benefits from having some of the most experienced lawyers in this area of law in Western Australia, with the result that we can offer you unparalleled expertise.
We provide advice on native title claims under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (including the preparation of Indigenous Land Use Agreements) and provide assistance and advice with gaining approvals under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA).