Kate is an experienced Environment and Planning lawyer who advises clients across the energy and resources, government services and infrastructure sectors.
Kate advises across all facets of environmental and planning law with a particular focus on pollution, water management, 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.
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 in NSW with a detailed understanding of the Mining Act and associated policies, Kate advises clients on both legal and commercial issues having gained hands on experience working in various approval roles at mine sites across the Hunter.
For the past three years, Kate has enjoyed sharing her in-depth industry knowledge as lecturer and course co-ordinator of the Mining Law Course at Newcastle University.
Advising countless coal and mineral exploration and mining companies on all aspects of the Mining Act and associated regulations and policies.
Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group
Providing ongoing environmental and planning advice to ensure that the operations remain compliant with all relevant approvals and legislation.
Hunter Development Corporation
Advising on planning approval pathways for development associated with the revitalisation of Newcastle.
Developers of seniors living development, manufactured home estates and caravan park operators
Advising on a wide range of environmental, planning and property issues prior to the acquisition of land for future development.