Craig Wallace
Partner

Craig Wallace
Partner

Craig Wallace specialises in all aspects of town planning and environmental law as it pertains to property development and land use.

Craig has almost 20 years’ experience in his specialism working in local government, central government, boutique regeneration firms and large multi disciplinary law practices in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Craig has experience in a wide range of matters for developer and government clients including providing advice on all aspects of developments and subdivision approvals, environmental approvals (both State and Federal), advice on strategic framework and policy documents, advocacy at all levels of the decision making process in a planning and environmental context and the conduct of statutory appeals to the State Administrative Tribunal/Supreme Court (planning matters) and the Office of the Appeals Convenor/Supreme Court (environmental matters).

Craig has also had the conduct of environmental and planning due diligence for significant corporate transactions and has defended prosecutions in the Magistrates Court brought under both the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the Planning and Development Act 2005.

Craig has a particular interest in the regeneration of contaminated land and has advised on all aspects of the Contaminated Sites Act 2003, including the conduct of litigation in the Supreme Court in relation to determinations of responsibility made by the Contaminated Sites Committee.

Craig is part of a wider aged care focus group at Lavan seeking to support the varying aspects of the aged care industry including the acquisition of land, procuring the relevant approvals for aged care facilities and the ongoing efficient management of those facilities for aged care providers.

CONTACT
Direct  +61 8 9288 6828
Mobile  +61 410 032 735
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001
craig.wallace@lavan.com.au

PRACTICE TEAMS
Aged Care, Seniors Living & Disability
Agribusiness
Government
Land Compensation
Metronet
Mining & Resources
Native Title & First Nations
Planning, Environment & Land Compensation

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Planning
Environment
Land compensation


EDUCATION

Baccalaureus Procurationis, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1995)

Bachelor of Laws, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1997)


ADMISSIONS

High Court of Australia (2009)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (2008)

Supreme Court of New South Wales (2007)

High Court of Judicature in England and Wales (2002)

High Court of South Africa (2000)


RECOGNITION

The Best Lawyers™ in Australia "Lawyer of the Year" in Land Use and Zoning Law (Perth) 2021

The Best Lawyers™ in Australia "Lawyer of the Year" Perth (Planning & Environment Law) 2023

The Best Lawyers™ in Australia in Planning and Environment 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024

The Best Lawyers™ in Australia in Land Use and Zoning Law 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024

Chambers & Partners (Environment) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Doyle’s Guide Recommended Lawyer WA (Planning and Environment) 2012, 2013, 2014

Doyle’s Guide Leading Lawyer WA (Planning and Environment) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Doyle’s Guide Preeminent Lawyer WA (Planning and Environment) 2022


MEMBERSHIPS

Planning Institute of Australia 

Australian Institute of Company Directors


PUBLICATIONS
07 February 2024
16 November 2023
20 July 2023
07 July 2023
How can I help you?
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