Whilst a greater focus has been placed on environmental and natural resources law in recent times, Mellor Olsson has been a leading firm in South Australia in these areas for many years.
Whether it relates to laws affecting air, land or water, Mellor Olsson has a great deal of experience in dealing with these areas and finding solutions for all kinds of businesses and individuals.
We are able to assist clients with all matters relating to the Environment Protection Act, whether it is bringing or defending prosecutions for breaches of the Act, providing advice to ensure the Act is complied with, or making applications for licences.
We assist clients with advice and compliance requirements on a wide range of issues, including water licences and water rights, wind farms, activities of environmental significance, contaminated lands, native vegetation clearance and significant trees.
We have developed an expertise in mining law, successfully advising and representing landowners and representative groups in most regions of South Australia, including the Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, the Far North and the South East, when miners have sought access for exploration and mining.
Where necessary we also represent clients before the Courts, running appeals for and against decisions of agencies and Local Governments in respect of water, waste, containers, vegetation, minerals and land use.