Xavier McMahon's expertise in environment and planning law has been honed by his work on high-profile and complex major projects.

Proponents of major projects such as mining, CSG/LNG, infrastructure and development projects come to him for sophisticated strategic advice on their project approvals, including approvals strategy and environmental impact assessment processes.

Xavier also has broad expertise across a range of other environment and planning matters, including acting in planning appeals and advising in relation to environmental compliance and incident management.

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Environment and Planning

Major project approvals and environmental impact assessment

Xavier has provided advice on approvals strategy and environmental assessments for a number of major projects, across a range of industries. This includes advising in relation to the Australia Pacific LNG, Adani Carmichael Coal and Rail, Airport Link, Byerwen Coal, Cross River Rail and New Acland Coal projects.

CSG / LNG

Australia Pacific LNG's CSG / LNG project involves gas field development, and the construction of a gas pipeline from the gas fields to Curtis Island and the LNG plant on Curtis Island.

Xavier worked closely with the project team and consultants in the development of the EIS for this complex project, and advised them on the general environmental issues.

Litigation

Xavier has conducted litigation for clients in the Planning and Environment Court, Supreme Court, Land Court and QCAT across a range of different matters, such as cultural heritage issues, vegetation clearing, infrastructure charges and the validity of approval conditions.

Compliance and incident management

Xavier has assisted many clients with regulatory compliance across a range of environmental issues. He also works with clients on their environmental incident management, including training them on best practice responses.

Due diligence

Xavier has provided due diligence advice to a number of developer and resource clients in relation to a range of transactions, including the acquisition and disposal of land and mining interests.

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Energy and Resources

Major project approvals and environmental impact assessment

Xavier has provided advice on approvals strategy and environmental assessments for a number of major projects, across a range of industries. This includes advising in relation to the Australia Pacific LNG, Adani Carmichael Coal and Rail, Airport Link, Byerwen Coal, Cross River Rail and New Acland Coal projects.

CSG / LNG

Australia Pacific LNG's CSG / LNG project involves gas field development, and the construction of a gas pipeline from the gas fields to Curtis Island and the LNG plant on Curtis Island.

Xavier worked closely with the project team and consultants in the development of the EIS for this complex project, and advised them on the general environmental issues.

See Energy and Resources

Construction and Major Projects

Major project approvals and environmental impact assessment

Xavier has provided advice on approvals strategy and environmental assessments for a number of major projects, across a range of industries. This includes advising in relation to the Australia Pacific LNG, Adani Carmichael Coal and Rail, Airport Link, Byerwen Coal, Cross River Rail and New Acland Coal projects.

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Real Estate

Due diligence

Xavier has provided due diligence advice to a number of developer and resource clients in relation to a range of transactions, including the acquisition and disposal of land and mining interests.

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Water

Australia Pacific LNG's CSG / LNG project involves gas field development, and the construction of a gas pipeline from the gas fields to Curtis Island and the LNG plant on Curtis Island.

Xavier worked closely with the project team and consultants in the development of the EIS for this complex project, and advised them on the general environmental issues.

See Water

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