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Mellor Olsson has an enviable reputation as a specialist in the field of Planning and Development Law and our team and a number of our staff are regularly recognised by independent publications, including Doyle’s Guide and Best Lawyers Australia.

We are experienced in all areas of property development and regularly advise on issues such as due diligence, site contamination and other environmental issues, licences, planning and development approvals, heritage issues, building contracts, and sales and leasing. We regularly deal with State and Local Government as part of this process.

We have been a prominent legal adviser for many years in the area of town planning. Our client base includes small and large businesses, as well as developers.

We provide advice and conduct litigation on all aspects of town planning, including development applications, enforcement proceedings under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act, planning appeals, advice on planning matters, significant tree issues and judicial reviews of decisions of administrative bodies. We also provide strategic advice to clients on Development Plan Amendments and changes to legislation.

Over the years, Mellor Olsson have been involved in a wide range of property development and town planning projects including shopping centres, department stores, office buildings, industrial plants, waste disposal and recycling businesses, sports centres and community hubs, small and large scale residential development, marinas, hotels and motels, racetracks, medical offices, and farming activities such as piggeries and wineries.