Allens has a strong track record in advising on large-scale and innovative development projects. Our team is applauded for its commercial approach and efficient management of major developments.

We have advised developers and public authorities on major integrated developments incorporating residential, retail, commercial and industrial projects, recreational facilities, and other mixed-use developments.

Our national team brings together specialists with expertise in planning and development, and funding and property issues, including acquisitions, disposals, approvals and appeals, subdivisions, leasing, environmental issues, financing, construction and infrastructure development. We also offer a leading property dispute resolution practice, and number among our staff experts in tax, stamp duty and GST issues.

We have provided advice and associated legal services for the following:

  • competitive tendering processes for the acquisition of development sites;
  • acquisition or sale documents for development projects;
  • development and sale of residential, retail, commercial and industrial land;
  • preparation and negotiation of joint venture development agreements;
  • negotiations regarding acquisition, extinguishment or alterations of easements, restrictive covenants and similar documentation;
  • advice in relation to master plans, precinct plans, development control strategies, development applications and other town-planning documents;
  • working with government on private/public partnership development, approvals from the federal, state and local governments, and preparation and negotiation of infrastructure deeds, development agreements and planning agreements with government entities;
  • advising in relation to, and appearing in, appeals and other dispute-related matters concerning approvals and resumption proceedings;
  • construction documentation and disputes;
  • environmental issues, built and natural heritage issues and native title; and
  • strategic planning and development assessment matters.