Beverly Kennedy

Partner. Melbourne.

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Beverly Kennedy is the partner in charge of our Melbourne Planning Environment and Local Government group and has an outstanding track record in major infrastructure projects (PPP and otherwise). She has acted in some of Victoria’s highest profile environmental impact assessments and is an expert in planning, environment and regulatory approvals. She has been the key adviser to Victorian Government on projects such as the Victorian Desalination Project, Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project and Victorian Advanced Resource Recovery Initiative.

Beverly is also a recognised expert in legislation drafting, statutory interpretation and policy and regulatory reform. She is the regular adviser to a number of statutory authorities across a broad range of issues, not limited to planning and environment.

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Beverly Kennedy is the partner in charge of our Melbourne Planning Environment and Local Government group and has an outstanding track record in major infrastructure projects (PPP and otherwise). She has acted in some of Victoria’s highest profile environmental impact assessments and is an expert in planning, environment and regulatory approvals. She has been the key adviser to Victorian Government on projects such as the Victorian Desalination Project, Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project and Victorian Advanced Resource Recovery Initiative.

Beverly is also a recognised expert in legislation drafting, statutory interpretation and policy and regulatory reform. She is the regular adviser to a number of statutory authorities across a broad range of issues, not limited to planning and environment.

Although based in Melbourne, Beverly has a vibrant and developing practice in Perth, servicing Energy and Resources clients, including international miners.

Her practice is informed by up-to-date knowledge of sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change developments and creativity in dealing with the legal challenges posed by technological innovation.

“A client-oriented, practical and strategic lawyer with impressive knowledge and experience” Chambers Global Guide
Beverly Kennedy

Beverly's Expertise

  • Key adviser to the Victorian Government Victorian Desalination Project, Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project, Victorian Advanced Resource Recovery Initiative, and (past) supplementary environmental impact assessment for the Port of Melbourne Corporation Channel Deepening Project.
  • Adviser to statutory bodies and incorporated associations Environment Protection Authority, Victorian Urban Development Authority, Gippsland Ports, V/line, Port Phillip Housing Association
  • Energy and resources adviser Cape Lambert Magnetite Mine, Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine, Cawse power station, Mundaring water treatment plant and (past) Otway Basin Geosequestration Project and Tasmanian Gas Pipeline
  • Private sector planning and environmental Broad range of clients including BP, Vodafone, APAM and Australand.
  • Legislation and policy Current adviser to the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development on a very significant National Applied Law reform for which Victoria is the host State. Past advice to Office of Water, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victorian Urban Development Authority, Major Projects Victoria and Victorian Department of Primary Industry.

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Planning & Environmental” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 & 2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Climate Change” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2010-2014
  • “Leading Lawyer - Environment” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2011-2014
  • “Has an excellent knowledge of the roles of the various government agencies and their key personnel, and of the various regulatory requirements.” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “Preeminent Lawyer - Planning and Environment (VIC)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2011-2013
  • “Very impressive service” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Water” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014

Beverly's Thinking

  • Carbon Price Legislation introduced into Parliament 23 September 2011
    A number of significant changes have been made to the Bill since the exposure draft was released in July this year. This article highlights a number of key changes that impact on the operation of the CPM.
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  • Carbon Price. Be Prepared. 14 July 2011
    Partner in Charge of our Melbourne Planning, Environment and Local Government group, Beverly Kennedy, talks about the implications of the carbon price.
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Beverly's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth India Focus Group Member
    Projects Leadership Team Member
  • Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association Member
  • Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association Victorian Committee member
  • Law Institute of Victoria Member