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Matthew Rogers
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Matthew Rogers


General Experience

Matthew is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Local Government & Planning, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Building & Construction and Employment.

His particular focus is on Local Government, Planning and environmental law. Matthew regularly advises Victorian and New South Wales local governments in a diverse range of areas.

Matthew’s Litigation expertise covers a range of matters before the Land and Environment Court in NSW. In the Victorian jurisdiction Matthew appears before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for Victorian based planning appeals.

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Recent Work

  • Advising a Council in relation to biodiversity certification and defending Class 1 proceedings in the Land and Environment Court seeking to remove vegetation for a subdivision.
  • Acting for a developer and successfully overturning a Council decision to establish a primitive camping ground.
  • Advising a Council in relation to compulsory acquisition of farming land for an industrial park.
  • Issuing orders and prosecuting offenders for illegal transportation and disposal of waste.
  • Overseeing the joint tender of a group of regional Councils in relation to landfill and waste management.
  • Advising Councils on the drafting and interpretation of local environmental plans, development control plans and internal policies in NSW and planning scheme amendments in Victoria.
  • Representing a Council in defending the validity of a NSW development consent for a 75 unit tourist development on the banks of the Murray River.
  • Appealing the refusal of a planning permit of a Victorian Council to VCAT seeking to establish a quarry.

Contact

T: 02 6021 2844

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Albury Office
A: 571 Kiewa Street
Albury NSW 2640
T: 02 6021 2844
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Corowa Office
A: 73 Sanger Street
Corowa NSW 2646
T: 02 6033 1055
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Wangaratta Office
A: 15 – 17 Ely Street
Wangaratta VIC 3677
T: 03 5721 6828
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