Professional Development

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

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 training 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.

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

See below for our upcoming professional development seminars, or contact us to request a quote on your tailored program.

  • EDO Insider – CPD on the Barangaroo Crown Casino Case

    Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 12:00 PM · $85.00 AUD
    McCabes Lawyers in Sydney, Australia

    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.

    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 will discuss the case and the precedent that it sets.

    All funds raised from this session 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 McCabes for hosting this seminar.