Hall & Wilcox is a Leading Planning Law Firm in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2015.

Our Planning team has broad experience in providing advice on the planning and other development controls applicable to a specific project, and implementing strategies to obtain the necessary approvals. This may include, as applicable, working through all planning related matters, including heritage, water, flora and fauna, acoustic, traffic, urban design and landscaping and appearing at VCAT and the NSW Land and Environment Court and before Planning and Environmental Effects Statement panels.


  • Acting for numerous property developers in respect of obtaining planning scheme amendments and planning approvals for broad scale land subdivision.
  • Appearing at VCAT appeals on behalf of private developers in respect of broad acre subdivisions, commercial and industrial developments and residential tower developments across Victoria.
  • Advising Victorian electricity, gas and water industry proponents on the relationship between Victorian planning legislation and central industry regulation.
  • Acting for Telstra in relation to planning appeals in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia for in excess of 10 years.

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Natalie has close to 20 years’ experience in property, planning and environment law and has been recognised as a...

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