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Environmental laws regulate the impact of human activities on the environment. They cover all those activities that affect land, air, water, flora and fauna. Such laws relate to mining and extractive industries, planning and property development, waste management, contamination of land and a range of other matters.

In this context, failure to navigate properly through relevant legislation can have serious consequences for a a project, or the environment, or both. A careful and stringent approach to legal advice is therefore not only sensible but will also achieve the goal of protecting all relevant interests.

Why Civic Legal?

Often, clients resort to town planners and other consultants in matters concerning environmental regulation. However, it is our experience that the input provided by lawyers can add clarity in the process of ensuring that a project meets all applicable regulatory standards.

Our team has provided  advice and representation on a range of environmental law matters, including in relation to contaminated sites, asbestos-ridden infrastructure and bushfire control operations. We also represent parties in the State Administrative Tribunal in contentious town planning matters.

Our lawyers also have experience acting in the enforcement of legislation on behalf of local governments. Our team regularly advises local governments on matters related to the interpretation of environmental legislation to assist them in how they carry out their statutory duties.

Legislation covered includes:

  • Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972
  • Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012
  • Bush Fires Act 1954
  • Conservation and Land Management 1984
  • Contaminated Sites Act 2003
  • Environmental Protection Act 1986
  • Fire and Emergency Services Act 1998
  • Land Administration Act 1997
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (Commonwealth)
  • Native Title Act
  • Planning and Development Act 2005
  • Town Planning and Development Act 1928 and associated Regulations
  • Transfer of Land Act 1893
  • Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007
  • Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Act 2007

“Civic Legal are a well-grounded organisation with experience to burn, they have a good understanding of vagaries of Local Government from a statutory and social point of view.  The Managing Principal, Mr Anthony Quahe, has put together a very well-rounded team that has the skills and knowledge to cover a wide range of issues.”


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