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State Planning Policy 4.1 – Industrial Interface

Industrial areas and land uses play a significant role in the Western Australian economy, however, the emissions from industrial activities can impact human health, amenity and the environment in surrounding areas. As development and urbanisation increases to accommodate Perth’s growing population, planning instruments and authorities must consider the interface between industrial and sensitive land uses, […]

10th Anniversary of Glen McLeod Legal

The new Financial year heralds the 10th anniversary of Glen McLeod Legal. There is much to celebrate and many people to thank, in particular the clients, staff, professional associates, friends and families who have supported us over our inaugural decade. We have remained true to our roots as a specialist planning, environmental and land development […]

Glen presents on compensation for takings and injurious affection

Glen presented on private property rights and claiming compensation at a Planning Law & Practice in WA seminar arranged by Legalwise, held on 14 June 2022. He provided an overview of takings and compensation, including: the procedure for taking land under the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA) (LA Act); principles for valuing land taken under […]

Release of new DWER guidelines on carbon farming projects and native vegetation clearing

In April 2022, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) published the Guidelines: Applications for a permit to clear native vegetation relating to carbon farming projects (Guidelines) which provides guidance to applicants for clearing permits on how the DWER considers the presence of a registered carbon farming project when assessing clearing permit applications. The […]

Welcome to the Profession breakfast

On Friday 8 April 2022, Emiko Watanabe and Glen McLeod of Glen McLeod Legal attended the Law Society of Western Australia’s Welcome to the Profession breakfast. Nearly 200 recently admitted lawyers and other guests were addressed by keynote speaker The Hon Rene Le Miere QC. Mr Le Miere imparted valuable insights to maintain a long […]

Glen presents at Legalwise seminar ‘Property Law: Changes and Developments’

On 17 March 2022, Glen presented at the Legalwise Property Law: Changes and Developments seminar, which was held in person and via webinar. The seminar program covered topics about strata by-laws, changes to community titles, retail tenancy, construction contracts for property development, and an outlook for the WA property market. Glen presented an overview of […]

Glen McLeod Legal announces new promotions

We are delighted to announce the following promotions. Jess Hamdorf and Connor Fisher have been advanced to the position of Senior Associate. Chelsea White has been advanced to the position of Associate. This is in recognition of their contributions to the firm and wide ranging expertise in planning and environmental law. Congratulations to you all!

Common questions in relation to Development Contribution Plans

Common questions in relation to Development Contribution Plans New developments or the redevelopment of areas require the provision of new or upgraded infrastructure to meet the demands of the population in a new or redeveloped area. New or upgraded infrastructure is funded through developer contributions and, where there are multiple landowners, through Development Contribution Plans. […]

Merry Christmas!

Glen McLeod Legal would like to thank you all for your continued support in 2021. We will be closed from 25 December 2021 and will re-open on Monday 10 January 2022. We wish you a wonderful festive season.