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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.

Congratulations Emiko!

Glen McLeod Legal is delighted to announce the admission of Emiko Watanabe to the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Emiko’s admission was moved by Glen McLeod on 5 November 2021. Emiko has been a valued part of the Glen McLeod Legal team since March 2020 and we look forward to watching her growth in the […]

Common questions in relation to land use conflict and how it can arise

With the growing demand for inner-city living and urban encroachment on the rural fringe there are many considerations for balancing competing demands from existing developments and new proposals. As new developments arise, these often come into conflict with existing land uses including potential dust, noise, odour and amenity impacts. A new development proposal will create […]

Common questions about becoming involved in planning proceedings

There are generally no third-party appeal rights in relation to planning decisions in Western Australia. Only the applicant for planning approval or a person to whom a direction or notice is given by a planning authority may appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT). In some limited circumstances it may also be possible to seek […]