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Planning & Environment

Russell Kennedy has one of Victoria's strongest planning and environment law teams. We provide comprehensive legal advice and regulatory services for government and private clients facing complex planning and environment matters. 

We work with the Victorian Government, more than 50 Victorian municipal councils and most of the state’s rural, regional and metropolitan water corporations. We also support private corporations in the waste and resource recovery sector, and industrial and property development clients.

We’re experts in environmental law, strategic and statutory planning, waste management, land contamination, water law, heritage law and related administrative law and governance. We guide our clients through complex planning and environment matters and are experienced with managing cases involving lengthy hearings before VCAT and legal challenges in the Supreme Court.

At Russell Kennedy, many of our lawyers have multi-disciplinary qualifications in town planning, environmental engineering, geography and natural resource management. We’re regular contributors to key industry and stakeholder groups in the areas of planning, environment, contamination, resource management and water law.

Andrew Sherman, Ian Pridgeon, Stefan Fiedler and Matthew Beazley are all recognised in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia list for Planning & Environment Law and Land Use & Zoning Law.   

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