Planning, Environment & Government

Madison Marcus' Planning, Environment & Government specialists undertake a whole project approach to find solutions for our clients in all stages of the development process. We are experts in navigating the increasingly complex planning process from residential applications through to major projects across a broad range of industry sectors.

Madison Marcus' Planning, Environment & Government specialists undertake a whole project approach to find solutions for our clients in all stages of the development process.

Businesses today operate within a complex matrix of NSW planning and environmental laws. Madison Marcus can assist you in navigating a myriad of controls and assist you to maximise the development potential of your site. Whether that is by undertaking planning and environmental due diligence, forecasting yield potentials, guiding re-zoning applications or advising on mitigation strategies for endangered species and more.

Our Planning, Environment & Government team is renowned for its depth of expertise & comprehensive on-the-ground resources throughout the Eastern Seaboard (Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland).

We work as a team across all jurisdictions, with the benefit of strategic and commercial advice that comes with thorough local knowledge. Our practice forms part of a larger National Dispute Resolution Group within Madison Marcus, capitalising on clear synergies with our commercial, building and construction practices.

We also work in close association with our extensive property team to deliver timely and pragmatic solutions.

Our expertise encompasses all aspects of resources development including project development, licensing, contamination & more.

Much of our practice is directed at securing planning and environmental approvals for major projects across a wide range of industry sectors.

We have extensive experience in matters involving appeals, prosecutions & enforcement of planning and environmental laws. Our team also deals with compulsory land acquisition and the granting of easements for services.

Our experts at Madison Marcus can assist individuals and businesses affected the compulsory acquisition of land by the government.

Compulsory Acquisitions

Our experts have acted for dispossessed land owners in relation to the compulsory acquisition of their land for the purposes of the following government projects:

  • Sydney Metro;
  • WestConnex;
  • NorthConnex;
  • Parramatta Light Rail; and
  • South West Rail Link Extension.

Our experts have also represented dispossessed  land owners (both individuals and businesses) in the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, challenging the amount of compensation to be paid as a result of the compulsory acquisition of their land by the government.

The Planning, Environment and Government division is led by Partner, Paul Jayne. Paul is qualified as a Lawyer, Engineer and has a Masters in Environment Law.

With more than 25 years of construction and legal experience Paul and his team are well equipped to advise, assist and represent you in the full range of planning and environment matters.


For all enquiries in relation to planning, environment or government matters or disputes,  please contact our specialist team today. 

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