Sarah Wilson


Areas of expertise


Sarah works with public and private sector clients to advise on environment and planning issues with a particular focus on compliance with State and Federal environmental laws.

She has experience in advising on mining, forestry, threatened species, vegetation clearing and aquaculture. She specialises in advising project proponents on referral requirements and general compliance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.


Sarah’s focus is on the provision of complex environment and planning law advice to public and private sector clients.

Examples of her experience include:

  • Advising developers on contentious and non-contentious planning and environmental law matters;
  • Advising energy clients on compliance with the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 with a particular focus on environment protection notices;
  • Appearing in the Federal Court for proceedings under the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;
  • Coordinating environmental prosecutions in the Magistrates Court;
  • Assisting with planning appeals in the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal; and
  • Assisting with judicial review proceedings of natural resource management decisions.

Sarah is a member of the National Environmental Law Association and regularly contributes to professional environment and planning law journals and publications. She is currently studying a Master of Laws (Environmental Law) at the Australian National University and has practised in government, the not-for-profit sector and private practice including in London and the Pacific.

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