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Mellor Olsson has a reputation within South Australia and interstate as a specialist in the field of Property Development and Town Planning and is consistently recognised by independent publications, including Doyle’s Guide and Best Lawyers Australia.

We have particular expertise in instructing and defending actions for judicial review involving decisions made by Councils, as well as state agencies. This includes considering Local Government Act issues, such as appropriate delegations and meeting procedures. We also provide advice and make representations in respect of amendments to development plans and, in doing so, work closely with Council, the Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, and other State Government Departments.

We have acted in a wide range of matters, from carports to major projects, land divisions and community titles.

We regularly act for Government clients in prosecutions and enforcement proceedings for breaches of the Development Act, including proceedings in respect of Sections 44, 55, 56, 84 and 85 of the Act. We routinely advise our clients in respect of drafting notices pursuant to the provisions of the Development Act. In addition, we have advised on and undertaken proceedings pursuant to Sections 254 and 255 of the Local Government Act (as then applied) and more recently, the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act.

We have also provided advice on and assisted with the preparation of Land Management Agreements.

Service Offering

Development applications, third party objections and representations

Development Plan Amendments

Enforcement proceedings

Heritage issues

Judicial review proceedings

Land Management Agreements

Legislative review

Planning appeals

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act advice


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