Jillian Button

  • Environment and Planning Partner, Allens
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I assist clients in a range of sectors to comply with environmental laws and secure outcomes through planning processes. I work primarily in the transport, waste, water, energy, urban development and industrial sectors.

Some of my recent work has included assisting clients to successfully navigate land access and approvals processes for major port and airport development projects in Victoria. I also regularly assist government clients with smaller scale projects and transactions in the waste and water sectors.

On the private sector side, I assist property developers to realise a range of developments by advising on strategic and statutory planning, heritage, EPBC and land contamination remediation matters. I also help clients in a range of other sectors, primarily energy and manufacturing, to address any environmental issues that may arise as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible. Generally these relate to planning issues, pollution incidents, contaminated land, industrial waste management and biodiversity/native vegetation.

My practice also extends to sustainability and climate change. Recently I have helped clients to comply with emissions reporting legislation, as well as helping clients to manage the physical impact of climate change on infrastructure and planning processes.