Town Planning

Town Planning Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading town planning lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have wide experiences and industry knowledge in town planning law. We adopt a problem-solving and practical approach that aligns with the desired outcomes of our clients.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with leading town town planning lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, this places you in the best position to be well looked after and cared for by lawyers that appreciate all aspects of a town planning matter.

We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a broad range of clients from first home buyers to property developers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the Central Highlands region. We understand that town planning law requires lawyers that have industry knowledge, technical expertise, and can deliver practical outcomes.

Our team of leading town planning lawyers are there to provide practical and technical advice that is outcome focused and community oriented.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in town planning legal solutions to create positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our town planning lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in their industry.

Your town planning experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent town planning legal services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our town planning team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality town planning legal services.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we operate and maintain a trust account that is regularly reviewed and audited so that you can have a peace of mind when you transfer your money with us, it is protected and secure.

We understand that you want to feel financially comfortable knowing that you are supported by the right people with the right resources.

That’s why we ensure that our trust accounts are properly audited and reviewed. Our town planning lawyers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also assisted by a team of support staff.

We make accessing our town planning legal services easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels complete and assured.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your chosen town planning lawyers, we are committed to providing you accessibility. We have physical offices fully staffed with support teams situated across Central Highlands: Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford. Our head office is situated in Ballarat.

When engaging us, you can also connect with us online, by telephone, or by email. We are committed to ensuring high quality customer service so that your town planning legal experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our town planning lawyers are there to ensure that their technical capabilities and strategies align with clients’ desired outcomes.

With experience and industry knowledge, our lawyers are able to navigate complex town planning legal issues. Our lawyers work closely with clients to understand their circumstances, develop strategies and implement strategies that align with their town planning needs.

Furthermore, our town planning lawyers understand that legal issues should not be viewed in a vacuum, and that a practical approach should be adopted.

Guided by expertise and experience in town planning law across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are an asset and resource to the start of your legal journey because of our ability to understand legal issues from the outset of a project through to its ongoing management, and address complexities with aptitude and skill.

“We ensure that our legal services in town planning at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers are practical and reliable so that your experience with us is at ease.”

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Are you looking for a town planning lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our town planning team.

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What is a Town Planning Lawyer?

Urban planning and planning law is a dynamic area of law that shapes the built environment, urban landscape and social dynamics. A planning lawyer is a lawyer with experience in planning law, local government law, and understands the processes involved with how local governments operate. Planning lawyers are often specialised and may have multi-disciplinary qualifications in planning, construction, geography, environmental science, architecture or surveying.

They are equipped to provide practical and strategic advice and can navigate the complex legal issues associated with planning regimes that affect the daily lives of everyday people. The services of a planning lawyer may involve:

  • Land Use Regulations
  • Due diligence on Development Sites
  • Strategic and Statutory planning
  • Zones
  • Enforcement orders and Prosecutions
  • Planning Compliance
  • Planning Schemes
  • Heritage Law
  • Planning Controls
  • Overlays
  • Administrative Law
  • Planning Appeals
  • Section 173 Agreements
  • Planning Permits

With expertise in planning, planning lawyers understand statutory compliance and are able to guide clients in complex planning matters that may involve appearances at VCAT and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our town planning lawyers are complemented by the firm’s expertise in property development, real estate and construction.

Our town planning lawyers also adopt a multi-disciplinary approach and have the technical expertise to provide practical advice on compliance, development, land use, planning disputes, objections and appeals.”

What Practice Areas are in Town Planning?

Practice areas within planning law relate to the understanding of planning principles, regulations, processes and regulatory frameworks. With relevant expertise and technical capabilities, planning lawyers are able to advise on all legal aspects in planning law ranging from private individuals and entities to local municipalities.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our planning lawyers can assist you in all aspects of town planning law:

  • Planning Permits and Approvals
  • Reviewing, Negotiating and Drafting Section 173 Agreements
  • Subdivisions
  • Planning Disputes at VCAT and Planning Panels Victoria
  • Planning Objections
  • Advisory on Planning Controls and Land Use
  • Interpretation of Planning Schemes
  • Planning and Environmental Compliance
  • Heritage Laws
  • Variation of Restrictive Covenants
  • Representation in Enforcement Proceedings
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Due Diligence of Development Sites
  • Statutory Planning

Frequently Asked Questions.

A section 173 agreement is an agreement entered by a responsible authority, and owner of a land in an area covered by a planning scheme.

The Victorian Planning Provisions are an approved standard planning provisions prepared by the Minister that is intended to assist with providing a consistent and co-ordinated framework for planning schemes in Victoria.

A planning scheme for an area seeks to further the objectives of planning in Victoria within an area covered by the scheme.

The planning scheme may make provisions that relate to the use, development, protection, or conservation of any land in an area.

Heritage building carries a statutory meaning in the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic). It is a building which is a place, or forms part of a place, that has been given heritage protection under a planning scheme.

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Our Town Planning Team.

Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Frank Frawley

Special Counsel

Peter Glare

Senior Lawyer

Jason Koutes

Senior Associate

Samantha Mitchell

Law Graduate

Jenny Russell

Legal Executive & Office Manager – Daylesford

Julie Dick

Accounts Administrator & Conveyancing Clerk

Lynne Meldrum

Legal Assistant – Conveyancing

Bindi O’Meara Crosswell

Legal Assistant – Conveyancing

Are you looking for a town planning lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our town planning team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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