Local Government and Planning Law

Our experienced Property Lawyers can provide you with advice on any aspect of local government and planning law.

Whether you are a commercial developer, private developer or builder, or first-time developer the detailed knowledge of our Property Lawyers will provide you with expert strategic advice.

Our Services Include

  • Advising on the development application process
  • Advising and executing appeal rights and various appeal options
  • Advising on section 94 contributions;
  • Advising on voluntary planning agreements (VPAs)
  • Advising on existing use rights
  • Advising exempt and complying development
  • Advising on State Environmental Planning Policies
  • Interpreting environmental planning instruments and policies
  • Assisting with orders issued under section 121B of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act or section 124 of the Local Government Act;
  • Conducting class 4 civil proceedings in the Land and Environment Court (LEC)
  • Conducting class 5 criminal proceedings in the LEC
  • Conducting class 2 proceedings in the LEC – tree related matters
  • Conducting local Court prosecutions and civil proceedings

Local Government Law Services

PDC Lawyers and Town Planners provides a niche practice in prosecuting and defending offences under the Local Government Act 1993.

Our strong understanding of the Local Government Act 1993 allows our experienced team to advise on all matters relating to Local Government regulation.

We can advise you on all matters relating to local government law, including:

  • Development Control Orders;
  • Reclassification of land;
  • Use and misuse of community land;
  • Orders issued under section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993
  • Avenues of appeal
  • Freedom of information (Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009)
  • Offences under the Local Government Act 1993
  • Local Court and Land and Environment Court proceedings

Given our experience in these matters, we can provide competitive fixed fees for each stage of the process so that there are no hidden surprises.

We appreciate these matters can be sensitive and relate to issues of public importance. Contact us for a confidential discussion and how we can assist.


Whether you are looking for advice or need assistance don’t hesitate to contact us on (02) 4288 0150 or send an email