Environmental laws are a complex, integrated and dynamic system – a bit like the environment itself.

We provide advice about all matters under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld), Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld), Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld), Water Act 2000 (Qld), and a raft of related legislation.

We are skilled in navigating the maze of environmental legislation and apply scientific evidence and common sense to find workable and practical solutions targeted to your needs.

We conduct and defend environmental prosecutions but we particularly seek to avoid prosecutions by ensuring compliance obligations are understood and met and that enforcement actions are outcome driven.

Environmental Offsets

Environmental offsets seek to counterbalance unavoidable impacts from development. Triggers for environmental offsets may arise under State or Commonwealth legislation.

P&E Law assists clients to navigate environmental offsets legislation to determine:

  1. whether an offset is required for a project; and
  2. whether a proponent-driven offset or financial settlement offset would be most suitable.

P&E Law also assists landholder clients to identify and realise commercially beneficial environmental offsetting opportunities on their land.

Where proponent-driven offsets are proposed, P&E Law helps clients to prepare and negotiate Environmental Offsets Agreements and related land access agreements.

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