Profile of Emily Johnstone

Emily Johnstone

Managing Associate

About Emily Johnstone

Emily specialises in environment and planning law. She regularly advises on the planning, property and environmental aspects of commercial transactions over a broad range of sectors, and provides ongoing advice to statutory and government bodies and industrial sector clients on planning and environmental compliance, regulatory issues and a range of commercial agreements.

Emily also has broad experience providing advice to a range of industrial clients regarding environmental liability matters, including EPA enforcement measures and regulatory approvals, contamination incidents and legacy issues at current and former operating sites, and issues for the management, transport and disposal of hazardous waste.

Emily's relevant experience includes advising:

  • AGL – on planning and environmental approval requirements, native title risks and procedure and Aboriginal cultural heritage issues associated with the sale of the Nyngan and Broken Hill Solar Farms (NSW) and the Coopers Gap Wind Farm (QLD) to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund.
  • AGL – on the sale of its equity interest in the 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm.
  • Acciona Energy – on planning permit applications and objections, environmental requirements and land tenure issues in connection with wind farm projects in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.
  • Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project– advising George Weston Foods and ALE Group at the public hearings for the planning scheme amendment and environmental impacts assessment for the Metro Tunnel Project. [major projects]
  • LOGOS – advising LOGOS on site contamination issues and the redevelopment of land at two current and proposed logistics sites in western Melbourne. [insert credentials re warehouses / logistics]
  • Sunset Power– on rehabilitation obligations, environmental liabilities and land tenure issues in connection with the acquisition from Flinders Power of the Leigh Creek coalmine, Northern and Playford B Power Stations, the Leigh Creek township and the connecting railway in South Australia.
  • Energy Resources of Australia – on environmental approvals processes and regulator engagement for new proposals at the Ranger Uranium Mine, including in relation to the streamlining of regulatory compliance and impact assessments under
  • Contrary to approval conditions. She has also provided advice on the administrative law implications associated with potential challenges by third parties to various aspects of the scheme.