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Mellor Olsson has significant experience in the areas of environmental and natural resources law and are adept at finding solutions for all kinds of businesses and individuals.

We provide clients with advice on a wide range of legal issues and assist them in their compliance with regard to water licences and water rights, wind farms, activities of environmental significance, contaminated lands, native vegetation clearance and significant trees. We regularly act on behalf of landowners who are increasingly seeking to grant usage rights and access for renewable energy projects.

We advise clients on matters relating to the Environment Protection Act, such as bringing or defending prosecutions for breaches of the Act, providing advice relating to compliance with the Act, and making applications for licences. We also represent clients before the Courts, running appeals for and against decisions of agencies and Local Governments in respect of water, waste, containers, vegetation, minerals and land use.

We are renowned for our expertise in mining law and have successfully represented landowners and representative groups in many regions of South Australia, including the Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Far North and South East, when miners have sought access to their land for exploration and mining.

Service Offering

Advice on environmental matters

Bringing and defending prosecutions under the Environment Protection Act

Contaminated land

Farming and grazing

Mining and exploration agreements and disputes

Native vegetation clearance

Significant trees

Renewable energy licences and agreements

Representation in Wardens Court and the Environment and Resources Development Court

Water licensing and water rights

Wind farm agreements