Melbourne’s Best Planning Lawyers

Best Hooper is a Melbourne-based boutique law firm specialising in local government and town planning law.

Established practice, solid reputation

As one of Melbourne’s oldest law firms with a history dating back to 1886, we have built a solid reputation and have experience providing legal services to a variety of clients.

The synergies we develop from these areas of practice, together with our structure as a boutique firm, enable Best Hooper’s Melbourne planning lawyers to remain accessible to our clients and offer timely and efficient legal services with a cost-effective fee structure.

Our Planning Law Services

We offer advice and represent clients in a range of areas including:

  • Town planning law
  • Planning enforcement and prosecution law
  • Environmental planning law
  • Building law
  • Gaming and liquor law
  • Land acquisition and compensation
  • Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution liability.

Our Melbourne planning lawyers understand the local government regulations and processes of councils across Victoria and can provide advice and assistance in these matters. If this is an area of law that consistently affects your business, consider engaging our Melbourne team as your town planning law consultants.

Our Planning Law Team

Best Hooper’s planning lawyers appear regularly as advocates in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), Planning Panels Victoria, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

We also act for clients and provide advice in relation to:

  • the interpretation, enforceability and variation or removal of restrictive covenants
  • the creation and removal of easements
  • land acquisition and compensation
  • appeals against valuations in rates notices and land tax notices.

Our lawyers are also experienced in advising on Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) – a new taxation scheme affecting many properties in developing areas on Melbourne’s outskirts and in regional Victoria.

Arrange a Consultation

Contact Best Hooper today to speak to our experienced Melbourne planning lawyers. Phone 03 9670 8951 or make an online enquiry.