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Anneliese specialises in environment and planning law and acts for a range of government authorities along with major corporations, developers and financial institutions. She has extensive transactional experience and is also an experienced litigator.

Anneliese specialises in environment and planning law acting for both a range of government authorities including Sydney Trains, RailCorp, Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW and major corporations, developers and financial institutions.

Anneliese has extensive transactional experience, including advising on planning requirements for major projects and numerous other major developments under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (NSW). She also advises her clients on all aspects of contaminated land including purchase, disposal and ownership along with drafting remediation agreements, remediation contracts and negotiating with the EPA.

Anneliese is an experienced litigator, acting in or advising on all forms of environmental and planning disputes. She represents clients in the Land and Environment Court and Court of Appeal, covering matters relating to planning, compulsory acquisitions, licensing and enforcement issues, clean up and other notices, and various other matters under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 NSW.


  • BA LLB (Hons I) MEL (Masters of Environmental Law)

Industry associations

  • Member of the Environmental Planning Law Association of NSW

Anneliese's Recent Experience

Sydney Trains

Acting for Sydney Trains in relation to general environment and planning law matters.

Roads & Maritime Services

Acting for RMS in several land acquisition matters for major infrastructure projects, and advising on a wide range of environmental and planning issues.

Breen Property Pty Ltd

Acting for Breen, the owner and developer of a significant parcel of prime ocean-front land in a southern suburb of Sydney. This major project has involved extensive negotiations at State and local government level to secure a rezoning and development approval for a $250m residential project.

Anneliese's Recent Insights

Key changes under the new draft Site Auditor Guidelines

  • 17 Nov 2016

Last month the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) released a draft version of the new Site Auditor Guidelines (the Draft Guidelines). The Draft Guidelines introduce new roles for EPA Accred...

Landmark reforms for compulsory acquisition of land

  • 19 Oct 2016

On 18 October 2016, the NSW Government announced landmark reforms to the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (Just Terms Act).The Just Terms Act governs the process by which land ca...