Land & Environmental Law
Land & Environmental law is an increasingly specialist area of the law. As a former environmental chemist, regulatory officer of the EPA and Prosecutor for Hawkesbury City Council, Frank Mersal is well placed to ensure your rights are protected.
We specialise in:
For example, a council has determined an application in the negative regardless of the merits of the proposal or in determining the application has taken into account irrelevant considerations.
Existing Use Rights
If a business has operated for so long that it was in existence before the first relevant planning law came into effect but is now prohibited by new planning law, it may have an existing use right.
These are matters where a company or individual has been charged by the Department of Environment Climate Change & Water or Local Government Authority for a pollution offence such as pollution of waters, dumping and waste offences and matters relating to contaminated land.
Mersal & Associates – for the prudent business or individual