Kate is an experienced Environment and Planning lawyer who advises clients across the energy and resources, government services, infrastructure and property development sectors.
Kate advises across all facets of environmental and planning law with a particular focus on pollution, water licensing and approvals, native title and biodiversity.
She regularly assists her clients through the complex development assessment process, including overseeing the preparation of project applications and environmental assessments with ongoing advice provided on the implementation and compliance with approvals.
Her expertise provides effective conduct of comprehensive due diligence across a wide range of industries from mining, petroleum, transport infrastructure and electricity generators through to caravan parks, golf courses and large residential developments.
Recognised as a leading mining lawyer across the eastern seaboard with a detailed understanding of the Mining legislation and associated policies. Kate is able to provide commercial and practical legal advice to her resources clients having gained in-house experience working in various approval and legal roles for global mining companies.
Coal, Minerals & Metals
Advising countless coal, mineral and metal exploration and mining companies on all stages of project development, including advising on the full range of project approvals and mining tenements, from exploration through to production.
Undertaking due diligence investigations and advising on all environmental, approval, tenement and land access aspects associated with the acquisition of mining assets across the eastern seaboard.
Acting for both proponents of renewable developments and separately for landowners on the site of proposed renewable developments in navigating the approval process and land access requirements.
Local, State and Federal Government
Acting for all levels of governments in relation to the interpretation of statutory environmental and approval obligations.
Advising various property developers on statutory interpretation matters, compliance with development consent conditions and acting for developers in relation to the negotiation of voluntary planning agreements. Developments include highway service centres, aged care facilities, caravan park operators and manufactured home estates.
Advising resource companies, agricultural operators and other landowners on water licensing, trading and approval requirements.