Environment & Planning

Our clients enjoy access to an integrated and comprehensive range of services, supporting the delivery of all elements of their property and environment/planning projects on time and within budget and thus, providing real value.

The Addisons’ team is active in all stages of projects from the early stages of due diligence and scoping, through the planning and approvals process, contracting, financing, operations and ultimately disposal/acquisition.

Our clear objective from the outset of such projects is to bring the project to a successful conclusion, as defined by our clients, not to put frustrating road blocks in their way. Whilst legislation can be read by anyone, it is how discretion under that legislation is exercised, and how stakeholders respond, that forms part of the planning law matrix. We collaborate with clients and their consultant teams to assist in and deliver their strategy. Our team has great depth and experience in advising on NSW planning and environment law including team members with environmental science qualifications and experience advising in the public sector.

Addisons expertise includes infrastructure projects such as CBD commercial properties, mining, ports, hotels and resorts, energy, transport and logistics, pipelines, residential development and shopping centres.


  • Aboriginal and European heritage implications
  • Compulsory acquisition and land valuation including land tax appeals
  • Dispute resolution and Land and Environment Court appeals
  • Environmental compliance and regulation
  • Planning and environmental risk due diligence
  • Planning and environmental approvals
  • Rezoning
  • Voluntary planning agreements
  • Water licensing


Harshane Kahagalle


Penny Murray


Helen Macfarlane


Pauline Adraskelas

Special Counsel

Natalie Rodwell

Special Counsel

Lee Cone

Senior Associate

Anna Lindeman-Jones

Senior Associate


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Environment & Planning
Doyle's Guide - Leading Environment & Climate Change Law Firms - NSW
Doyle's Guide - Leading Town & Planning Law Firms - NSW


Stockland , Woolworths, Dexus, Toga, Merivale