Jacinta’s practice covers development and project approvals and environmental assessment for residential, commercial and industrial development and a wide range of infrastructure projects, including advising on issues such as cultural and built heritage, native vegetation, threatened species, bushfire, water, waste and contaminated land. She advises clients on a wide range of issues concerning the use and development of land under relevant state and Commonwealth environment and planning legislation.
Jacinta's practice also covers compliance, responses to environmental incidents and clean up notices and EPA/regulator investigations. Jacinta regularly advises on the management of obligations and risks associated with contaminated land, waste, environmental due diligence and audits and licence requirements and compliance.
She has significant experience in environment and planning litigation and is a regular practitioner in the NSW Land and Environment Court, and related actions and appeals in the Supreme Court, Federal Court and High Court.
Jacinta's skills in identifying and managing risk, implementing policies and training programs and establishing compliance frameworks combine to give clients a comprehensive, proactive and practical position on all environment and planning matters. She is considered a trusted advisor by clients.
Jacinta is an active member of many industry bodies, including the Planning Institute of Australia, where she was a member of the executive for many years, Environmental Planning Law Association and ASBG and is recognised in Best Lawyers, Acritas and Doyles.