Town Planning, Environmental and Local Government Law

Best Hooper has an outstanding reputation for specialised town planning law, environmental law and local government.

We understand how local government works; we understand Melbourne’s town planning laws, planning laws in other parts of Victoria, and environmental regulations and processes. As such, we can drive clients through these potentially costly and time-consuming procedures.

Our lawyers regularly appear before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and panels as advocates. This saves our clients costs and ensures that the person presenting the case is the same one that has managed the file. For large and complex matters, we can discuss the option of retaining counsel.

Services Range

Our services include:

  • The effect of planning controls
  • Preparing and advising on applications
  • Appeals
  • Amending planning schemes
  • Managing environmental incidents and investigations
  • Assessing environmental management systems
  • Negotiating with regulatory authorities
  • Prosecutions


Contact us today for advice on town planning, environmental and local government law. Telephone (03) 9670 8951 or click here to find one of our lawyers.