Property, Environment & Planning - Henry Davis York

Property, Environment & Planning

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Our integrated property, environment and planning team helps clients with the full scope of property, environment and planning issues.

We are proud to be acting on a number of high profile and transformational development projects in Australia, including:

  • the Bays Urban Renewal Program, which is Sydney's largest urban renewal since the Sydney Olympics, encompassing 80ha of land and 94ha of Sydney harbour
  • the WestConnex Motorway Project
  • the redevelopment of Sydney Airport.

We have acted in the majority of the major contaminated land cases in NSW in the last 5 years, including in Jeffman and Lawrence Dry Cleaners v New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, the first case that dealt with an appeal against a Management Order under the NSW Contaminated Land Management Act 1997.

Our team also acts for 7 government agencies in the area of valuation and compensation law and has acted in over 100 litigation matters in recent years in this area.

Our property lawyers have the experience and networks to provide clients with all-encompassing legal and advisory services throughout the lifecycle of their property needs. Their expertise spans all sectors of the property industry including retail, large scale residential, commercial and industrial property.

Their people are commercial and timely; it's part of the culture at Henry Davis York to come out at short notice and put together a very clear path on which to proceed

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015


Elizabeth Wild


61 2 9947 6610

61 402 890 655

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Our relevant experience

  • UrbanGrowth

    Appointed to advise on The Bays Urban Renewal Program,  which is Sydney's largest urban renewal since the Sydney Olympics, encompassing 80ha of land and 94ha of Sydney Harbour. It will be an iconic destination that sets a new benchmark for what is possible in regeneration.

  • Jeffman Pty Ltd

    Since 2004, advised on all environmental, contaminated land and remediation law aspects of the remediation of a site Jeffman owns in Waterloo, as well as acting for Jeffman in a number of legal challenges and in a mediation that ultimately resulted in a successful settlement of the legal proceedings.

  • 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.

  • WestConnex Delivery Authority

    Providing high level advice on the property acquisition strategy for WestConnex to the executive team of RMS and WestConnex and advising on the largest compulsory acquisition site for the entire project.

  • Transport for NSW and RailCorp

    Advised on the structuring of the reform of NSW's railway operations to ensure that the newly created entities had the necessary rights over RailCorp property interests.

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Independent endorsements

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific
    Real Estate
    2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
    Real Estate
    2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

  • Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
    Property & Real Estate
    2015, 2014, 2013