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Natalie Rodwell

Special Counsel

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"I simplify environment and planning law and help clients to secure, protect and comply with approvals, particularly in relation to high profile urban renewal projects."

Natalie advises private and public sector clients particularly in relation to landmark major projects on a range of planning and environment issues including biodiversity, heritage, urban design, contamination, planning agreements and development contributions. Natalie has particular experience in obtaining planning approvals for SSD, SSI, Part 4 and Part 5 applications including via the Land and Environment Court.

Natalie often acts for clients in Class 1 (planning appeals), Class 3 (compulsory acquisition and valuation) and Class 4 (judicial review and civil enforcement) litigation in the Land and Environment Court. Natalie advises multi-national companies in relation to environment protection licences, contamination, environmental compliance, waste regulation, pollution incidents and responding to regulatory action. Natalie also advises clients on valuation and compulsory acquisition compensation claims.

Lendlease — acted for Lendlease in judicial review proceedings in the Land and Environment Court brought by a public interest group challenging the rezoning of its Mt Gilead (now called Figtree Hill) site for residential uses.

Sydney Zoo — acted for Sydney Zoo in 4 judicial review proceedings in the Land and Environment Court, brought by a Sydney Zoo competitor.

Lendlease Communities (Wilton) Pty Ltd — acted for Lendlease Communities in obtaining development consent for over 700 residential lots in Bingara Gorge.

Lendlease Communities (Calderwood) Pty Ltd — providing ongoing strategic planning advice for state significant development at Calderwood.

Autorecyclers — acted in judicial review proceedings in the Land and Environment Court commenced by a commercial competitor.

Mirvac Australian Technology Park — advised Mirvac in relation to the approval of the State Significant Development Application for the redevelopment of the Australian Technology Park including commercial office, retail, community uses and public domain works.

Environmental advice — advising clients in relation to breaches of environment protection licences, EPBC Act offences, POEO Act offences, contaminated land and the acquisition of and sale of major contaminated sites.

Gazcorp — advised Gazcorp in relation to shopping centre development at Liverpool, Orange Grove including advice regarding permissibility of retail development, advice regarding planning proposals and the preparation of planning agreements.

Mirvac Marrickville Hospital — advised Mirvac regarding the development application for the mixed used redevelopment of the Marrickville Hospital site particularly in relation to clause 4.6 variations, the delivery agreement and development contributions.

Stockland — provided advice on redevelopment options for a complex site in Sydney.

Committees and memberships

Member, Law Society of New South Wales

Member, UDIA Greenfield Land Development Committee



Building and Construction

Energy & Resources



Mining, Oil & Gas


Property and Commercial Development

Real Estate


Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney