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 standard rates for tailored programs are $4,450 + GST for full day and $3,050 + GST for half-day training.

These rates include:

  • 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

These rates include travel within Sydney metropolitan area. Outside Sydney, travel costs may apply and can be quoted on request.

Contact us to request a quote on your tailored program.

 

 

  • EDO Insider – The Sirius Building Heritage Case

    Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 12:30 PM · $75.00 AUD
    Colin Biggers & Paisley in Sydney, Australia

    The Land and Environment Court’s judgment in the Sirius building heritage case is a seminal judgment on the listing provisions of the Heritage Act, which has been in force for 40 years and came about as a result of the Green Bans of the 1970s in the Rocks.

    The case challenged the Minister for Heritage’s decision not to list Sirius on the Heritage Register, despite a recommendation by the Heritage Council that it be listed because of its rarity and aesthetic value.

    So what does this judgment mean for Sirius, which also came about as a result of the Green Bans, and for other buildings with heritage value? Join the legal team who ran the case, barristers Bruce McClintock SC and Shane Prince, and EDO NSW solicitor Belinda Rayment, to find out.

    Register now for this EDO Insider CPD Seminar and get the inside story on successful proceedings brought by EDO NSW client Millers Point Community Assoc. Incorporated.

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    All funds raised from this seminar go towards our core work of helping the community to protect the environment through law. You can claim CPD points for this and all of our professional development seminars.

    We are very grateful to our pro bono partner Colin Biggers & Paisley for hosting this seminar.

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  • 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.

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