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Town Planning, Local Government & Environment

Planning for success, hire a team of planning permit solicitors you can trust.

Are you searching for a planning permit lawyer? Perhaps you need advice in your next town planning project?

Our team of planning permit lawyers, based in Melbourne, have years of experience in town planning. Whether you’re located in Doncaster, Hawthorn or Brunswick, we can support you every step of the way.

Planning and environment legislation is becoming increasingly complex at every level of Government. Navigating your way through Victorian planning laws can be both time-consuming and expensive.

As specialists in all areas of property, planning and construction law across Melbourne, we can provide you with unparalleled advice on the complex array of laws, regulations and policies likely to affect your projects, helping to ensure your projects get over the line.

We’ll help you at every stage of the planning process:

  • We’ll guide you through the Victorian planning regime and the implications of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) and the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPPs).

  • We’ll assist you to better mitigate development risks by assessing the interactions between the Victorian planning regime and other relevant statutes such as the Building Act 1993 (Vic), the Subdivision Act 1988 (Vic), the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (Vic), Environment Protection Act 1970 (Vic), and the Environmental Effects Act 1978 (Vic).

  • We’ll advise you on the best course of action if you have an adverse decision made against you under the Victorian planning regime. This often involves having the decision being reviewed at VCAT and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Town planning and local government advice:

There’s no denying that town planning laws in Victoria are complex. Regardless of whether you’re planning a residential, retail or commercial development, steering your project safely through to successful completion requires both a deep understanding of Local Government legislation and innovative solutions to the problems that arise along the way.

Getting it wrong can mean expensive delays or compromising on your plans, both of which can have serious financial implications for your projects.

Our Melbourne town planning lawyers have an intimate knowledge of local Victorian legislation and can help ensure your project outcomes are maximised.

Experienced town planning and local government lawyers:

Our lawyers regularly advocate for clients before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and can guide you through the process step-by-step.

Importantly, with Boutique Lawyers, you’ll speak to the same lawyer from start to finish. That means the person representing you at VCAT or during appeals is the same person who you’ve been dealing with at every stage of your project. This minimises your costs and ensures your lawyer has a deep understanding of your project and your situation.

Here’s how our town planning and local government advice team will help you:

  • Identify and advise on potential development issues
  • Prepare applications to VCAT and the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Undertake town planning appeals
  • Permit applications
  • Amend planning schemes
  • Address planning overlays (e.g. heritage overlays)
  • Apply for removals of restrictive covenants
  • Address issues regarding easements and dispensation

Experienced planning permit lawyers with specialist expertise within Melbourne:

With decades of legal experience, our team of professional planning permit solicitors will help maximise the success of your permit application.

With specialist permit application experience within Melbourne, we can assist you with your next project, whether that’s across Box Hill, Richmond or Footscray.

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Get in touch today for advice on town planning, environmental and local government law in Melbourne.