Planning & Environment

Hickey Lawyers has extensive experience in planning and environment law, delivering solutions that provide the best possible outcome for your project.

We maintain strong and positive working relationships with senior council officers in dealing with various aspects of the complicated planning and environment law landscape.

Our planning division’s expertise covers planning restrictions and advising on the development potential of sites, consulting with local authorities and government departments, coordinating advice and reports, negotiating conditions of approval and drafting submissions in opposition to applications. We have extensive experience in all aspects of the development and legislative approval process, including appeals in the Planning and Environment Court and the Court of Appeal.

We are able to provide advice to property development clients on complex planning issues and dealing with local and state authorities on all related regulatory matters.

Contact our planning and environment special counsel, Damien Hodgson.


Antony Knox

Special Counsel


Antony practices predominantly within the development and environment areas of law within Australian jurisdictions.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

Damien Hodgson

Special Counsel

LL.B – Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation

Damien specialises in commercial litigation, and planning law.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

Mark Lacy

Managing Partner

B.Com, LL.B

With over 28 years' experience, Mark’s expertise spans all aspects of the development process.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

Joe Welch



Joe specialises in property development and community title, often advising on major master planned projects.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

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