Sallyanne Everett

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

Sallyanne Everett is consistently acknowledged by clients for her "unique skills" in the handling of "particularly complex planning and environment issues". One referee characterising her as "always reliable, punctual, considered, knowledgeable and very calm under pressure: faultless."

– Chambers Asia Pacific


With over three decades of experience in environment, planning, heritage and land acquisition law, Sallyanne specialises in guiding clients through the intricacies of securing project approvals for significant development and infrastructure projects. She has played a pivotal role advising on complex planning and environmental law issues for some of Victoria's most contentious projects.

Notable Work
  • North East Link Program: acting on the assessment and approval processes for the State's largest road infrastructure project, and on associated land acquisition and compensation issues and claims.
  • West Gate Tunnel Project: acting on all planning, environmental and heritage issues necessary to secure project approvals and during project delivery including land access and acquisition.
  • Level Crossing Removal Program: advising on all planning, environmental and heritage issues relevant to the delivery of this extensive program of level crossing removals and related infrastructure.
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation: advising on approval processes under State and Federal legislation for the Victorian component of the Inland Rail project.
  • Rail Projects Victoria: advised on the strategic approach to securing planning and project approval for Melbourne Airport Rail.
  • Department of Transport and Planning: advising on legislative and policy reforms to streamline assessment and approval processes for major transport projects.
  • Planning assessment and approval: provided legal advice to multiple State Government agencies on planning assessment and approval avenues for urban renewal precincts, contributing to efficient development processes.
  • Planning and environmental approvals: Advised on planning and environmental approvals required for a number of wind farm projects in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
  • Development projects: Advises private clients on diverse and intricate development including mixed-use, residential and commercial projects. Clients include Pacific National, Geelong Port, Stockland and RACV.
  • Environment incidents and alleged non-compliances: advises corporate clients facing environment incidents and alleged non-compliances on the full range of enforcement measures under all planning, environmental and heritage legislation including the Environment Protection Act 2017 and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
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