With over 20 years' experience in Canada and Australia, Brad Wylynko is a highly sought after environment and planning law practitioner. 

He is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global, the International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers, and in The Best Lawyers in Australia. Brad has been described as a "superlative practitioner". 

Brad leads the firm's Western Australian environment and planning team and is also co-chair of the Clayton Utz Climate Change group. He is at the forefront of environmental legislative and policy development.

Having advised and acted for some of Australasia's largest private companies and public organisations, Brad and his team understand the intricacies of this specialist area, and provide commercially astute advice.

Brad is known for his expertise in environmental compliance, planning disputes, and strategic advice.

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Environment and Planning

Planning

Brad's work includes:

  • representing clients before the State Administrative Tribunal;
  • advising clients on structure plans, development approvals and contributions;
  • liaising with government department agencies;
  • providing telecommunications, waste management, resource development and buffer advice;
  • analysing and advising on a variety of heritage matters involving both the built (European and Aboriginal) and the natural environment;
  • amending town planning schemes and planning policies; and
  • compliance advocacy.


Environment


Brad's work includes:

  • environmental management systems;
  • large and complex environment litigation; 
  • remediation strategies;
  • environmental impact assessment;
  • compliance strategies and defence work;
  • crisis management work;
  • project approvals; and
  • advisor to Boards of Directors and Senior Managers.

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Climate Change

Brad's work includes:

  • advising clients on the Clean Energy Act and Carbon Farming Initiative;
  • assisting with a number of major carbon offset projects;
  • advising on Western Australia's first geosequestration project;
  • providing advice on the acquisition of Clean Development Mechanism project credits;
  • advising on Western Australia's first trade of greenhouse credit under the Australian Greenhouse Friendly programme; and
  • advising clients on renewable energy credits and the national carbon reporting legislation.

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Energy and Resources

Brad's work for energy and resources clients includes:

  • providing resource development and buffer advice;
  • liaising with government department agencies;
  • analysing and advising on a variety of heritage matters involving both the built (European and Aboriginal) and the natural environment; 
  • compliance advocacy, strategies and defence work; 
  • environmental management systems;
  • large and complex environment litigation;
  • remediation strategies;
  • environmental impact assessment;
  • crisis management work;
  • project approvals; and
  • advising Boards of Directors and Senior Managers.


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Construction and Major Projects

Brad's work includes:

  • advising clients on structure plans, development approvals and contributions;
  • liaising with government department agencies;
  • analysing and advising on a variety of heritage matters involving both the built (European and Aboriginal) and the natural environment;
  • amending town planning schemes and planning policies; and
  • compliance advocacy.

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