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46 Money St
Perth, WA, 6000

+61 8 6460 5179

Planning and Environment Law Firm Perth. 

Sam's Details



IN THE OFFICE  Sam is an environment and planning lawyer with skills in a broad range of areas. He has helped clients obtain effective outcomes in litigious matters that have proceeded to hearings at the State Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Sam is constantly developing his understanding of the planning and environment policies and frameworks that affect clients in land use and development proposals in Western Australia.  He works collaboratively with other professionals including town planners, engineers, environmental consultants and land valuation experts. 


Sam has recently helped clients achieve the following outcomes:

  • recovering the reasonable costs of providing a road from an adjacent subdivider under the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA);

  • contesting and deleting an invalid condition of development approval by applying to the State Administrative Tribunal for review under the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA);

  • avoiding criminal prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) through careful communication and information management during the investigation period;

  • defending charges of unauthorised clearing of native vegetation under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) and taking of rare flora under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (WA);

  • challenging and revoking a Vegetation Conservation Notice issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA)

  • removing an onerous financial penalty and reducing the replanting requirements of a Remediation Determination issued under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth);

  • preventing the liable party in a Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (WA) matter from entering and drilling bore holes on private property without a land access agreement in place;

  • obtaining fair and just compensation payments as a result of the compulsory taking of private property interests by public agencies such as Main Roads, Landcorp, the Water Corporation and local government authorities.


  • Bachelor of Laws, Murdoch University, 2013

  • Bachelor of Science (Sustainable Energy Management) Murdoch University, 2013


  • Western Australia, 2014


  • Secretary of National Environmental Law Association WA

  • Member of the Law Society of Western Australia