Town Planning and Environment

Payne Butler Lang has a broad practice in the area of Planning and Environment Law including:

  • Application of Planning and Environment Legislation
  • Development Applications to Local Government Authorities
  • Appeals to the Planning and Environment Court
  • Appeals to the Land Court
  • Compensation for Land Resumption
  • Resource Licensing decisions from Department of Environment and Resource Management
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Applications for Cultural Heritage Listing
  • Cultural Heritage Listing Appeals
  • Resource Management
  • Water Allocations
  • Water Licensing and Permits
  • Vegetation Management
  • Vegetation Clearing exemption
  • Development Applications for Vegetation Clearing
  • Vegetation Management Plans
  • Environmental Protection Act
  • Environmental Authorities
  • Contaminated Sites
  • Mining
  • Mining Tenure Applications
  • Mining Compensation

Geoff Cunningham has experience as a Research Officer with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries in areas such as Town Planning and Environmental issues. Geoff has been involved with resource management issues such as land, vegetation and water management with a range of state government departments. Geoff also has a Masters Degree in Agricultural Science and a Degree in Applied Science (Rural Technology).

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Building Disputes

We regularly act for builders and owners in disputes, which can often be very lengthy and distressing. Tony Ryan is the Solicitor for the Bundaberg Master Builders Association. We encourage the use of Mediation and Conferencing to resolve disputes as quickly and cost effectively as possible in all cases, and especially in building disputes.

Debt Collection

For our business clients we offer a cost effective debt collection service. The worry of throwing good money away chasing debts is always a problem and we work within our clients' credit control system to assist in preparation of Small Debt and Small Claims Actions and Defences to keep costs to a minimum.