Craig Wallace
Partner
Craig Wallace
Partner

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

Craig has over 15 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.

Since being admitted, Craig has been involved 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 being part of the project team involved in major urban regeneration projects in the UK and in WA and the conduct of litigation in the Supreme Court in relation to determinations of responsibility made by the Contaminated Sites Committee.

Craig also has an interest in aged care arising from his role on the board of a not for profit organisation in Fremantle. Craig is part of a wider aged care focus group at Lavan seeking to support the varying aspects of the aged care industry in the acquisition of land, procuring the relevant approvals for aged care facilities and the ongoing efficient management of those facilities for aged care providers.

Craig currently sits on the environment committees of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Western Australia) and the Housing Industry Association (Western Australia).

CONTACT
Direct  +61 8 9288 6828
Mobile  0410 032 735
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001
craig.wallace@lavan.com.au

PRACTICE TEAMS
Agribusiness
First Nations
Land Compensation
Planning, Environment and 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

Best Lawyers Planning and Environment (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Chambers Asia Pacific recommended by clients for his expertise in environment (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)

Doyle’s Guide: leading lawyer in planning and environment (2016, 2017)

Doyle’s Guide: recommended lawyer in planning and environment (2012, 2013 and 2014)


MEMBERSHIPS

National Environmental Law Association

Urban Development Institute of Australia - environment committee member

Housing Industry Association - planning and environment committee member


PUBLICATIONS
26 October 2017
28 September 2017
03 August 2017
26 July 2017
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