Louise Camenzuli

Partner. Sydney.

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Louise Camenzuli

Known for her dedication and results driven approach, Louise has been involved in a number of significant State projects. She is an accomplished legal specialist and was awarded a doctorate of Juridical Studies by the University of Sydney in 2010.

Louise has successfully assisted clients obtain planning approval for major controversial residential, retail, industrial and commercial developments across New South Wales.

She has particular expertise in advising on environmental and planning issues relating to major Government road, light rail, telecommunications and infrastructure projects. Louise has also acted and advised on significant mining and coal seam gas projects.

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Known for her dedication and results driven approach, Louise has been involved in a number of significant State projects. She is an accomplished legal specialist and was awarded a doctorate of Juridical Studies by the University of Sydney in 2010.

Louise has successfully assisted clients obtain planning approval for major controversial residential, retail, industrial and commercial developments across New South Wales.

She has particular expertise in advising on environmental and planning issues relating to major Government road, light rail, telecommunications and infrastructure projects. Louise has also acted and advised on significant mining and coal seam gas projects.

Louise has drafted and negotiated numerous planning agreements. She provides invaluable strategic advice in obtaining approval for the rezoning of land and major projects and also regularly advises on various environmental matters, including climate change and threatened species. In addition she is able to offer strategic advice on communications with regulators following pollution and contamination incidents.

Louise has acted in criminal prosecutions for environmental offences and complex administrative law appeals, and regularly acts in valuation and compulsory acquisition proceedings. She has extensive experience in Classes 1-5 of the Land and Environment Court's jurisdiction and has acted in numerous Federal Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal proceedings.

“Extremely responsive, very easy to deal with and passionate about her work” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Louise Camenzuli

Louise's Expertise

  • Australia’s largest urban renewal project ($8bn) Acting for Leighton Properties, Mirvac and Landcom in relation to the proposed mixed use development at the Green Square Town Centre, including drafting and negotiating the related planning agreement and advising on risks and issues associated with the adoption of green infrastructure.
  • New South Wales’s biggest housing project Negotiating several planning agreements and advising and appearing in two sets of Land and Environment Court proceedings and Court of Appeal proceedings for a $1.5bn rezoning and development of land for a whole new town in the Hunter Valley.
  • Panthers Acting for the Panthers Partnership in relation to its $800m masterplan for the development of its land at Penrith to facilitate seniors living, retail and residential apartments.
  • Woolworths Acting for Woolworths in multiple successful Land and Environment Court proceedings and advising in relation to numerous developments involving retail and industrial land uses.
  • Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure Acting in numerous compulsory acquisition proceedings associated with the M5, Westlink M7, Pacific Highway upgrade, the South West Rail Link and various road upgrades. As well as providing advice on Part 5 approvals and environmental impact statements.
  • Stockland Acting in successful litigation leading to planning approval for, the redevelopment of the Merrylands Shopping Centre, a mixed use development at Little Bay and Shellharbour Shopping Centre.
  • Qenos Provision of environmental advice from 2005 to date associated with the acquisition by ChemChina Corporation of petrochemical facilities at Botany (NSW) and Altona (Victoria).
  • NBN Co Advising on various planning and environmental matters associated with the roll our of the National Broadband Network.
  • Dart Energy Acting in complex administrative law proceedings relating to a pilot exploration well for a coal seam gas project at Fullerton Cove.
  • Peak Gold Acting in defence of a criminal prosecution for a water pollution offence arising from a mine tailings dam.

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Planning and Environmental Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2017-2018
  • “Commercial point of view and in-depth knowledge of the legislation ... She is solutions-focused but also understands costs; she finds effective solutions in a hostile environment
    Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2016
  • “Applauded as extremely responsive, very easy to deal with and passionate about her work” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Her dedication and application are beyond reproach” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Leading Lawyer - Environment” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Louise provides high quality advice and assistance to our [internal] clients” Government client
  • “Louise has been exceptional and relentless in her efforts to secure a positive outcome for [us]” Private sector client
  • “Louise’s contributions have been outstanding and she was the key player in putting together our appeal” Private sector client

Louise's Thinking

Louise's Leadership

  • Planning Committee of the Property Council of Australia Elected Member
  • Urban Taskforce Member
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia Member
  • Environment and Planning Law Association Member