Planning and Environment

Protect your business's interests across all matters relating to the natural and built environment


McInnes Wilson Lawyers provide all necessary legal services regarding both the natural and built environment.

Their lawyers set defined goals and deadlines with you to give you control over how much time and money is spent on your legal matters.

McInnes Wilson Lawyers understand that legal terms can get confusing. They offer a step-by-step breakdown of your legal process so you can understand your situation clearly when discussing the law.


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Who mcw Planning and environment lawyers can help

McInnes Wilson Lawyers act for clients at all levels, including state and local governments, developers, individuals and significant businesses across all aspects of planning and environment law.

local and state government

town planners

environmental consultants


property owners

How mcw PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT lawyers can help you

Complex and ever-changing Local, State and Commonwealth laws can be hard to navigate. McInnes Wilson Lawyers understand that. They have experienced staff to provide legal services relating to all matters regarding both the natural and built environment in a cost-effective and timely manner.


Planning and developing infrastructure must remain compliant with Local, State and Commonwealth laws. Take the measures necessary to ensure you have legal guidance that will preserve and protect your interests throughout all stages.

Development Application Process Advice

Unique developments create unique issues and may require different processes for your application to be approved. Make sure you are aware of the necessary steps to go forward with strategic advice to help your company navigate the development application process.

Heritage Protection

Ensure you are taking the right steps to protect and preserve Local, State and cultural heritage, now and in the future.

dispute resolution

Challenges can arise in the midst of any stage of development. Be sure to have the right legal guidance and protection for your business's interests against any obstacles that may appear.

Infrastructure Charges, Agreements, And Advice

It is important that infrastructure charges are calculated correctly. Be sure to have reliable legal assistance that will safeguard your development interests.


Taking care of the land, addressing constraints and preserving environmental values is an essential task. Ensure you have a solid legal strategy to preserve all current and future interests for land use.

Contaminated Land Management

Managing or remediating contaminated land in order to protect public health can be complex and time-consuming. Know and address your obligations and duties with sound legal guidance and assistance.

Environmental And Development Offences

Take the steps needed to ensure the protection of your environmental and development objectives in cases where an alleged breach of these regulations has occurred.

Environmental Regulation And Enforcement

Environmental regulations are required to protect Queensland’s environment and communities. Understandably, external factors make it hard to control and enforce these regulations sometimes. Make sure you receive reliable legal assistance to remain compliant.

Valuation Appeals

Ensure you have sound legal assistance that will defend and promote your business's interests throughout all stages of the legal process.


It is imperative to maintain a legally compliant structure when organising development plans and stages. Make sure you have legal assistance working to defend your current and future interests.

Appeals, Negotiations, Dispute Resolution And Negotiation

Development challenges can arise at any time. Be sure to have sound legal guidance and protection during these times.

Compulsory Acquisition And Compensation Disputes

Ensure you have solid advice up-front to pursue and maximise compensation for compulsory acquisition of land whilst minimising dispute costs and delay.

Planning Instruments

Managing the development rules and regulations of your sector alone can be confusing, as well as time-consuming. Make sure you have reliable legal guidance and assistance by your side to ease the burden.

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