Property Development & Town Planning

Mellor Olsson is well recognised in South Australia for advising on all aspects of town planning and at all stages of property development projects, both large and small, public and private, metropolitan and regional.

Mellor Olsson has been involved in a wide range of property developments and town planning projects, including:

  • Shopping centres & Department stores
  • Office buildings
  • Industrial plants
  • Waste disposal and recycling businesses
  • Sports centres
  • Residential development (small & large scale)
  • Marinas
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Racetracks
  • Medical offices & other professional services
  • Farming areas (including piggeries & wineries)

We have capabilities in all areas of property development, including due diligence, site contamination and other environmental issues, licences, planning and development approvals, heritage issues, building contracts, disputes with neighbours, fit out issues, and sales and leasing. We regularly deal with State and Local Government as part of this process. 

In the area of town planning, Mellor Olsson has been a prominent legal adviser for many years, representing individuals, large and small developers, and numerous metropolitan and regional Councils. In addition, Mellor Olsson has acted for the representative body for Local Government and some of its regional subsidiaries.

We provide advice and conduct litigation for clients on all aspects of town planning, including development applications, enforcement proceedings under the Development Act, planning appeals, advice on planning matters, significant tree issues and judicial reviews of decisions of administrative bodies. We also provide strategic advice to clients on Development Plan Amendments and changes to legislation.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Due diligence
  • Land divisions
  • Site contamination
  • Development Act advice
  • Licences
  • Development applications, third party objections and representations
  • Heritage issues
  • Planning appeals
  • Land Management Agreements
  • Building contracts
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Judicial review proceedings
  • Fit out issues
  • Legislative review
  • Sales and leasing
  • Development Plan Amendments
  • Significant trees

Download our Planning & Development Law Brochure here

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5th Floor, 80 King William Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
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