Environmental law & regulation

Ward Keller has an experienced team of lawyers that deal with environmental issues.

The Northern Territory has a wonderful and unique natural environment. As the Northern Territory grows environmental law and regulation is increasingly important at the local, national and international level for Territory businesses and projects.

Ward Keller has in depth and practical experience in assisting clients with all forms of environmental procedures, assessment, reporting, licensing and approvals as well as offences and penalties.  This experience covers the application and processes of the Environmental Assessment Act and the Environmental Assessment Administrative Procedures as well as the Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) along with licensing and approvals under the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act (“WMPCA”) and the Water Act and the environmental duties and offence provisions under the WMPCA as well as the Mining Management Act and the Petroleum Act.  Ward Keller has experience in dealing with the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority and their powers under the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Act.

Ward Keller has represented a wide variety of clients, from small businesses to large corporations, on all matters concerning the environment.  Ward Keller can advise on:

  • Pollution and spills
  • Pollution abatement notices
  • Waste management
  • Waste licensing
  • Water licences
  • Water discharge licences
  • Environmental offences, prosecutions and penalties
  • Environmental assessment processes and procedures
  • Environmental approvals
  • Carbon initiatives in the Northern Territory