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Climate change impacts on the Margaret River wine region

Lea Hiltenkamp recently had the pleasure of presenting at the Piddington Society’s Margaret River Conference. Lea presented on how climate change is affecting the Margaret River wine region, with a particular focus on water allocation plans in the south-west of Western Australia and the impacts of State Planning Policy 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas. […]

Glen McLeod Legal participates in Plastic Free July

The staff at Glen McLeod Legal are taking part in the Plastic Free July challenge. Plastic Free July is a yearly challenge, supported by the Western Australian Waste Authority, where people give up single use plastic during the month of July. The aim is to raise awareness on the amount of unnecessary single use plastic […]

Offsets and the conservation of the environment: a creative approach in a difficult situation

Offsets are a problematic area for both planning and environmental decision makers and proponents. Offsets are actions that provide environmental benefits which counterbalance the significant residual environmental impacts or risks of a project or activity. Unlike mitigation actions which occur on-site as part of a project and reduce the direct impact of that project, offsets […]

Glen McLeod Legal welcomes two new law graduates

We are delighted to announce that our two law clerks, Chelsea White and Lea Hiltenkamp, have continued with Glen McLeod Legal as law graduates in 2019. We are pleased that they have decided to begin their careers in the field of environmental and planning law and look forward to their admission to the legal profession […]

Glen McLeod Legal announces new associate promotions

We are delighted to announce that Jess Hamdorf and Connor Fisher have been advanced to the position of Associate at Glen McLeod Legal. This is in recognition of their wide ranging and growing competence in planning and environmental law. Congratulations to you both!

NELA SEMINAR: The Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Glen McLeod Legal team attended a seminar hosted by the National Environmental Law Association (WA) (NELA) on the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in Western Australia (WA). In March 2019 the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia released an Environmental Factor Guideline on Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Guideline). The Guideline required major WA resources projects to […]

Connor Fisher recognised in Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession

We are pleased to announce that Connor Fisher has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession as a rising star in planning and environment. Australian Planning & Environment Rising Stars details non-partner level individuals practising in planning, environment & climate change matters across the Australian legal market who have been identified by clients […]

Glen McLeod chairs Property Law Update

It was a pleasure to have Glen McLeod chair the Law Society’s ‘Property Law Update’ on 20 March 2019. The seminar included an engaging presentation by Linda Widdup on the interaction between the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 and the general law, an update on the 2018 Joint Form General Conditions for the Sale of […]

Recognition in Doyle’s Guide 2019

Glen McLeod Legal is pleased to have been recognised as a first tier planning and environment firm in Western Australia. Glen McLeod, Principal of Glen McLeod Legal has also been recognised as a preeminent planning and environment lawyer. It is an honour to be acknowledged by our clients and peers, and we look forward to […]

Accrued rights and use classification in Western Australia

In a recent case a Developer, thinking the planning framework had been clear enough, had applied for development approval for a petrol station and accompanying convenience store (Development Application) only to find their application refused by the Southern Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP). In review at the State Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) the JDAP’s decision was […]