Legal and legislative support

Our thorough understanding of state and Commonwealth planning frameworks ensures that you are provided with accurate advice that meets the legislative requirements of your projects. Our strong working relationships with determining authorities allow us to explore efficiencies in the approvals process, saving you time and money.

Recognised by clients and determining authorities alike, Niche provides expert advice on environmental legislation and policy review. We are currently engaged by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure to review state significant development applications and we provide expert advice to the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and local government authorities.  We also act as expert witnesses in the Land and Environment Court.

We have proven experience in:

  • Peer review
  • Adequacy review
  • Policy development and legislative input
  • Government agency liaison and advocacy
  • Planning approval pathway advice
  • Responding to public submissions
  • Acting as expert witnesses in the Land and Environment Court
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