Environment and Planning Law


What we do

The Environment and Planning Law Sub-Committee delves into all aspects of environment and planning law, raising awareness across the legal profession and the wider community about new and upcoming changes to NSW and national legislation, as well as developments in case law and policy. The Sub-Committee brings together a network of enthusiastic practitioners to discuss their shared interest in the environment, including the areas of planning, biodiversity, agriculture, climate change, mining, forestry and water.

Our initiatives

  • The Environment and Planning Law Sub-Committee uses the collective legal skills and knowledge of its subscribers to raise the profile of environmental and planning law issues throughout the profession and the community.
  • The Sub-Committee’s work includes hands-on environmental activities, such as Clean-Up Australia Day, facilitating community forums on environmental law issues, arranging guest speakers at their monthly meetings.
  • The Sub-Committee drafts numerous law reform submissions and has also produced several publications including A Practitioner’s Guide to the Land and Environment Court (2019).
  • The Sub-Committee hosts a number of social events throughout the year, such as the Annual Trivia Night Extravaganza which raises money for charity.

Who we are

Chair: Amelia Cook
Vice Chair: Jessica Lighton
Secretary: Stephanie Miller

What’s happening

Visit our FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram pages for information about our upcoming meetings and events. 


When do we meet?

Monthly - Third Tuesday 

View agendas, minutes and online meeting details

20 February 2024 6:00pm  

16 July 2024 6:00pm

19 March 2024 6:00pm 

20 August 2024 6:00pm

16 April 2024 6:00pm

17 September 2024 6:00pm

21 May 2024 6:00pm

15 October 2024 6:00pm

18 June 2024 6:00pm

19 November 2024 6:00pm 

Policy submissions

You can view the NSW Young Lawyers Environment and Planning Law Sub-Committee policy submissions here.