Property and Environment Law

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Our Experience

We have extensive experience advising all levels of government and large-scale organisations on acquisitions, disposals, development, redevelopment and managing property.

We understand how to navigate complex property law and environmental regulatory matters, particularly in the highly regulated Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory context.

We work closely with our clients to ensure they can achieve their objectives for major projects and programs, while ensuring the highest standards of compliance with environmental outcomes.

Our property and environmental specialists also have experience in providing commercial, policy and strategic advice to our clients.

Skills and expertise

Our advisors have acted end-to-end for clients across complex property and environment law matters, including:

  • Advising on state and territory environmental protection legislation, compliance with Commonwealth Property Management Framework requirements and Public Works Committee approvals
  • Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act approvals
  • Legislation development for the offshore energy industry and associated legal advice
  • Managing complex environmental claims.

WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Financial Review

BOSS Best Places to Work List


NewLaw Firm of the Year


Employer of Choice


Pro Bono Program of the Year


Government Team of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Diversity Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

New Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Pro Bono Program of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2017

Government Team of the Year


Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies


ALPMA / Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards

WinnerAustralasian Lawyer Magazine2016

Top 30 Innovative Firms of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2016

Australian Boutique Firm of the Year

WinnerAPAC Insider Legal Awards2015

WinnerAustralia (Acquisition International Legal Awards)2015

Contracting Law Firm of the Year

Commonwealth Panels and Marketplaces

  • Australian Government ABS Privacy Services Panel
  • Australian Government Aged Care Policy Panel
  • Australian Government Legal Service Panel

State and Territory Panels and Marketplaces

  • ACT Government Legal Services Panel
  • NSW Local Government Legal Panel

Sarah Byrne

Principal Advisor | Proximity

M 0411 235 725


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We are a leading provider of integrated consulting, commercial and legal services to government and large organisations. 

We collaborate with you to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for your needs.

Clients can engage us for our respective expertise in legal, procurement, program, project and management consulting; but more notably, we offer the full suite of support on projects. We advise from start to finish, with Proximity consultants working seamlessly with Proximity lawyers and commercial advisors to deliver the intended project outcome.

Our team members are true experts in their field, who share their insights generously, at every step of the way.

Advantages of Proximity include:

Intensive support — dedicated resources working directly with your team.

No increase to your head count — the flexibility to scale up and down as required.

High quality — highly regarded practitioners that understand your sector.

Fresh approach — the flexibility and varied experience of external advisors and the intimate knowledge and commercial focus of an in-house team.

Tailored pricing — pricing solutions that suit your needs; whether you require price certainty or flexible pricing solutions that allow you to deal with uncertain demand.

Value for money — our model eliminates expensive overheads; and you benefit from the savings.

The Proximity difference means you: