Expert Planning & Environment Law Services in Sydney & NSW

  • Development Approvals & Consent Matters

  • Environmental Impact Assessments & Compliance

  • Land & Environment Court Representation

  • Subdivision Planning & Applications

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Providing Practical Planning & Environment Law Advice To:

Property Developers

Navigating complex planning regulations, development approvals, and environmental compliance to ensure successful project outcomes.

Local Councils

Providing expert advice on planning legislation, environmental impact assessments, and representing councils in Land and Environment Court disputes.

Government Agencies

Assisting with the development & implementation of planning policies, environmental protection strategies, and compulsory land acquisitions.

Landowners

Guiding landowners through the subdivision process, rezoning applications, and managing disputes related to land use & development.

Community Groups

Representing community interests in planning & environmental matters, including heritage protection, tree preservation, and public land use.

Expert Planning & Environment Law Services in Sydney & NSW

PBL Law Group is the premier provider of planning and environmental law services in Sydney and across New South Wales. Our team of highly experienced planning and environment lawyers offers comprehensive legal solutions for a wide range of matters related to land use, development, and environmental protection.

With over 50 years of combined expertise, we are trusted advisors in navigating the intricate web of planning and environment regulations in NSW. Our deep understanding of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW), the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW), and the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW) allows us to provide tailored, strategic guidance to clients across various sectors.

Rated 5-Star By Our Clients

Jye Hall
Anita Bradley has been an absolute dream to deal with. Anita's conveyancing skills and knowledge knows absolutely no boundaries along with her effective communication skills which has made selling and buying a completely stress free exchange for us. We recommend PBL Law to everyone looking for outstanding service. We will definitely be returning clients.
Kushlan Aluwihare
PBL Law Group were fantastic. Anita from PBL worked with us closely during our property search and made the exchange and settlement process smooth and stress free. Highly recommended.
Gail Whitford
PBL handled my late mothers estate, they were very obliging and patient with any and all questions that we had, thank you to David , Sharon and the other staff that we dealt with, everyone was so easy to talk to and friendly .David came to the home where my Mother was living and helped her to get her will in order, Sharon helped us through the process of executing her wishes when the time came even doing a house call which was so much easier, thank you all so much
S M
I have experienced an excellent service from PBL (especially from Anita) during the sale of my recent property on Central Coast, and during the purchase of our current property in Sydney. Throughout many challengers, especially with the sale, Anita presented her very professional and knowledgeable conveyancer, positively solving all obstacles. "Above and Beyond" Award going to Anita!!! :-)
Amanda Reitzin
The five-star reviews are well-deserved. I needed a motion and a bylaw drawn up for urgent repairs of my strata unit and the AGM was in two weeks' time. My solicitor was friendly, efficient, knew what documents to ask for, and had all the paperwork prepared well within the timeframe. She also took the time to run through all the legalese and the different possible scenarios with me to make sure I understood. I am so glad to have found this firm and I will not hesitate to use their services again in future if the need arises.
Ricky Cooper
Anita is amazing! So attentive, approachable and communicates everything every step of the way. I have now bought and sold property with Anita and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Ron Thomsen
Our Commercial Property conveyancing was handled very professionally. Anita’s experience and responsiveness was an asset in this transaction.
Trace M
I am so grateful for Anita Bradley from PBL Law Group helped me with this property settlement, she has went above beyond to ensure I understand everything because of our deafness. I will recommended Anita or their team. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for us.
Tricia Wheatstone
For almost 18 months I have been a client of Alex Ilkin. Alex is very knowledgeable and professional and has consistently provided me with thorough, honest and well set out advice, including steering my case through appeal proceedings. He always worked for my best interests with integrity and compassion. I recommend Alex and his team at PBL.

Comprehensive Expertise for Your Planning & Environmental Law Needs

At PBL Law Group, we pride ourselves on our industry-leading expertise in planning law and environmental law. Our lawyers possess multi-disciplinary qualifications in areas such as town planning, environmental engineering, and natural resource management, enabling us to offer comprehensive solutions that consider both the legal and technical aspects of your project.

Whether you are a government entity, council, or private client, our planning and environment team is well-equipped to assist you with a wide range of services, including development approvals, environmental impact assessments, rezoning applications, compulsory acquisitions, and planning and environment court disputes.

With a proven track record of success and a commitment to transparent and efficient service delivery, PBL Law Group is the ideal partner for all your planning and environmental law needs in NSW.

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Introduction to Planning & Environment Law in NSW

In New South Wales, the cornerstone legislation governing land use and preservation of natural resources is the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW). This broad, far-reaching planning and environment law empowers the Parliament to extensively regulate both the human and natural environments.

To protect the Australian environment, the NSW government has instituted laws such as the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW)and the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW). These environment law acts license pollution and criminalise activities that harm or pollute the environment.

For those involved in land and property-related matters in NSW, seeking advice from experienced planning and environmental lawyers is crucial. Our planning and environment law group at PBL Law Group possesses extensive experience advising on a wide range of issues, including contaminated land, compulsory acquisition, compliance, and development consent.

Navigating Planning & Environment Regulations

Our planning and environment lawyers have strong expertise in:

Guiding Property Developments

Our environment and planning law lawyers can assist with:

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Succeeding in Land & Environment Court Disputes

Our team of environment and planning lawyers in Sydney and NSW are highly successful litigators in the Land and Environment Court, and can help you with:

Navigating Subdivisions in NSW

Our experienced team of planning and environment lawyers can help you with:

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What Makes PBL Law Group Different​

  • Extensive Experience & Proven Track Record

    With over 50 years of combined experience, our team of environment and planning lawyers have an established track record of success in this highly specialised field. We have helped countless clients in Sydney and NSW navigate the complex legal landscape and achieve their goals.

  • Transparent & Practical Service

    We pride ourselves on our transparent and practical approach to legal service delivery. Our clients can expect clear communication, prompt responses, and fair, upfront pricing for all matters. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the highest level of service and support throughout your engagement with us.

  • Industry-Leading Expertise in Environment and Planning Law

    Our lawyers are recognised as leading experts in environment and planning law in NSW. Many of our team members have multi-disciplinary qualifications in areas such as town planning, environmental engineering, geography, and natural resource management, giving us a deep understanding of the technical and regulatory aspects of this field.

  • Tailored, Commercially-Focused Advice

    At PBL Law Group, we understand that environment issues and planning can have a significant impact on the value and utilisation of your property or land. Our lawyers provide tailored, commercially-focused advice to help you make informed strategic decisions, navigate risks, and achieve practical outcomes, even in the most complex and novel situations.

Expert Lawyers Sydney and NSW can Trust​

Raea Khan

Director Lawyer

Mark Lea

Consultant IEP Lawyer

Sharon Banning

Lawyer

Iain Mark

Special Counsel

Peggie Pantsos

Lawyer

David Prior

Lawyer

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The Difference Between Planning Law & Environmental Law

While often interconnected, planning law and environmental law serve distinct purposes and require specialised legal expertise.

Planning law primarily focuses on the legal framework surrounding land use and development, dictating the permissible locations, sizes, shapes, and impacts of new projects. It encompasses areas such as town planning, zoning, and development approvals.

Environmental law, on the other hand, is concerned with safeguarding the natural environment, encompassing aspects such as air quality, water resources, and the preservation of endangered species. It deals with issues like environmental approvals, pollution control, and remediation of contaminated sites.

“The harmonious integration of planning and environmental laws in Australia helps ensure thorough consideration of environmental impacts before any development occurs.”

The integration of these two areas of law ensures developments are granted approval only when their impact on the natural and built environments is deemed acceptable.

How Can Our Expert Lawyers Help?

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Property and strata disputes, building defects claims, setting up new Owners Corporations and more…

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Construction and building disputes, building defects, delays and claims, debt recovery and more…

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Commercial & Business Law

Starting and scaling your business, banking and business financing, bankruptcy and insolvency and more…

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Environment and planning regulation, land and environment court disputes, sub-divisions and more…

Wills & Estates

Creating, updating and contesting wills, estate planning and administration, probate applications and more…

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Jye Hall
Anita Bradley has been an absolute dream to deal with. Anita's conveyancing skills and knowledge knows absolutely no boundaries along with her effective communication skills which has made selling and buying a completely stress free exchange for us. We recommend PBL Law to everyone looking for outstanding service. We will definitely be returning clients.
Kushlan Aluwihare
PBL Law Group were fantastic. Anita from PBL worked with us closely during our property search and made the exchange and settlement process smooth and stress free. Highly recommended.
Gail Whitford
PBL handled my late mothers estate, they were very obliging and patient with any and all questions that we had, thank you to David , Sharon and the other staff that we dealt with, everyone was so easy to talk to and friendly .David came to the home where my Mother was living and helped her to get her will in order, Sharon helped us through the process of executing her wishes when the time came even doing a house call which was so much easier, thank you all so much
S M
I have experienced an excellent service from PBL (especially from Anita) during the sale of my recent property on Central Coast, and during the purchase of our current property in Sydney. Throughout many challengers, especially with the sale, Anita presented her very professional and knowledgeable conveyancer, positively solving all obstacles. "Above and Beyond" Award going to Anita!!! :-)
Amanda Reitzin
The five-star reviews are well-deserved. I needed a motion and a bylaw drawn up for urgent repairs of my strata unit and the AGM was in two weeks' time. My solicitor was friendly, efficient, knew what documents to ask for, and had all the paperwork prepared well within the timeframe. She also took the time to run through all the legalese and the different possible scenarios with me to make sure I understood. I am so glad to have found this firm and I will not hesitate to use their services again in future if the need arises.
Ricky Cooper
Anita is amazing! So attentive, approachable and communicates everything every step of the way. I have now bought and sold property with Anita and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Ron Thomsen
Our Commercial Property conveyancing was handled very professionally. Anita’s experience and responsiveness was an asset in this transaction.
Trace M
I am so grateful for Anita Bradley from PBL Law Group helped me with this property settlement, she has went above beyond to ensure I understand everything because of our deafness. I will recommended Anita or their team. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for us.
Tricia Wheatstone
For almost 18 months I have been a client of Alex Ilkin. Alex is very knowledgeable and professional and has consistently provided me with thorough, honest and well set out advice, including steering my case through appeal proceedings. He always worked for my best interests with integrity and compassion. I recommend Alex and his team at PBL.