Professional Development

As the acknowledged expert in public interest environmental law, EDO NSW is pleased to offer professional development for lawyers, environmental decision-makers, and others working in the environmental and planning sphere.

CPD Seminars

Our professional development seminars in Sydney CBD and throughout NSW focus on our public interest test cases and what they will mean for lawyers, planners, and your clients in the future, as well as important updates on environmental, planning, and administrative law. As community lawyers specialising in public interest environmental law, we offer top tips and insights into the operation of planning and environmental law, and help you to help your clients to be effective and compliant citizens.

We also deliver seminars on major law reforms that affect the way you work to help you ensure that you are up to speed on the latest developments in environmental, planning, and administrative law.

You can claim CPD points for all of our professional development seminars. See below for our upcoming professional development seminars.

Tailored Training For Your Workplace

We can tailor a professional development program to suit your workplace, offer half and full day options, and travel to you. We've previously worked with local councils and State Government departments around NSW to deliver targeted training to environmental decision-makers and enforcement officers.

All funds raised by our professional development program go towards our core work of helping the community to protect the environment through law. 

Our training includes:

  • Consultation with you so that we can determine the training needs and outcomes of your staff
  • Design and delivery of a training program to match the needs and outcomes identified
  • Customised learning activities relevant for your staff
  • A package of written materials
  • A summary of participant evaluations

Contact us to request a quote on your tailored program.

  • Video: EDO Insider – CPD on the Barangaroo Crown Casino Case

    Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 12:00 PM · $45.00 AUD
    McCabes Lawyers

    How did the Crown Casino get the go ahead on land that was set aside for a public park at Barangaroo?

    Get the inside story on a recent public interest test case in the Land and Environment Court that challenged the planning approval for this development. Purchase our video of the seminar and watch it in your own time. Details below.

    In Millers Point Fund Inc v Lendlease Millers Point Pty Ltd & others, a community group challenged decisions by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to approve the Crown Casino development at Barangaroo in Sydney. This complex case relates to the interaction between the approvals process under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and the provisions of the Casino Control Act.

    Jane Taylor of Counsel and Sue Higginson of EDO NSW discuss the case and the precedent that it sets.

    All funds raised from sales of this video go towards our core work of helping the community to protect the environment through law.

    You can claim CPD points for this video and all of our professional development seminars. CPD video recordings are considered private study of audio/visual material. 1 unit per hour – maximum of 5 units. Video runs for 40 minutes. Supplement by reading the judgment here.

    We are very grateful to our pro bono partner McCabes for hosting this seminar.