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Town Planning & Environmental Dispute Division

Town Planning & Environmental Dispute Resolution Division

The Planning Law Division is headed up by Managing Partner Stephen Smith who has over 25 years of legal experience. He has performed numerous tribunal appearances in areas ranging from construction, to planning, to practitioner advocacy in misconduct proceedings.

Planning and Environment Act (Vic) & Environmental Planning & Assessment Act (NSW)

We provide comprehensive advice on the intricacies of the PEA (VIC) and the EPAA (NSW)

VCAT, LEC & ADT Representation & Town Planning Advocacy 

We advise on the planning process which includes:-

  • Chances of success and associated costs
  • Deployment of expert witnesses
  • Negotiation of sound outcomes

Advocacy Competence

The firm’s solicitors provide legal representation in the Land & Environment Court NSW, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. SSMITH & ASSOCIATES have also made submissions and appeared before municipalities in hearings before councilors.