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Anneliese is an Environment & Planning lawyer with over 22 years' experience based in our Sydney office. Her practise covers a range of specialised areas of the environment and planning space.
Anneliese regularly advises her clients in complex planning and development matters, including the State significant development process. Her clients are wide ranging from private individual clients through to mid-tier, and covers large scale projects including a recent major waste and resource recovery project. Anneliese also has deep experience advising the NSW Government on planning matters for their major projects, including projects affecting areas across the State. Having worked closely with numerous NSW Government departments for over 20 years, Anneliese is uniquely placed to advise in this area. The crossover between planning law, environmental law and contamination is also an area of focus for Anneliese that has played out across her many projects for both private and public agencies.
The compulsory acquisition space is another area of specialty for Anneliese, having acted for most of the major NSW Government acquiring authorities over the course of her career. In particular, Anneliese has recently acted for the NSW transport agencies, being involved in the compulsory acquisition of the St Peters Interchange site for the WestConnex project which resulted in the largest claim in Australia's history of over $600 million. Anneliese regularly advises both landowners and NSW Government departments in the resumption law area enabling her to bring a unique perspective to any acquisition.
Anneliese's clients call on her advice in a wide range of matters including, acquisition, heritage, pollution, vegetation management and licensing under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW). As part of this work, Anneliese has been involved with guiding her clients successfully through multiple planning approval framework, including her advice on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Additionally, Anneliese is an experienced litigator with experience acting in or advising on all forms of environmental and planning disputes. She represents clients in the Land and Environment Court and Court of Appeal, covering mattersrelating to planning including administrative law matters, compulsory acquisitions, licensing and enforcement issues, clean-up and other notices.
Anneliese has been named Next Generation Lawyer in the Environment planning category in Australia by Legal 500 APAC 2023.