Anna White




Anna is a specialist in environment and planning law and has a broad, multi-jurisdictional practice spanning environmental regulatory compliance, contamination response, environmental prosecutions, environmental impact assessment and approval requirements.

She also has extensive experience advising on planning approval requirements, planning appeals, land acquisition, native title and cultural heritage issues. 

With an excellent reputation as an adviser and litigator, Anna practices across both Victoria and Queensland advising government and private sector clients on iconic infrastructure projects including the Gold Coast Light Rail Project, the West Gate Tunnel Project and the Victorian Desalination Project.

Anna also regularly advises energy and resources and property developer clients on statutory compliance obligations, incident response and due diligence matters.  

Key deals

Orora – Petrie Mill redevelopment

Advising on remediation issues associated with a priority development site, including regulatory requirements under contaminated land provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) and contractual risk sharing.

Paper Australia

Advised on planning approval requirements for a significant Energy from Waste project and ongoing advice on environmental compliance obligations.

Gold Coast Light Rail Project

Advising the Department of Transport and Main Roads on planning issues associated with the interface of light rail infrastructure and developments along the light rail corridor and contamination management issues.

Victorian Desalination Project

Advised the State on the environmental impact statement for the project and the preparation of planning scheme amendments, cultural heritage management plans, applications for coastal management consent, native title future act requirements and land acquisition and compensation issues.

Peak Gold Mines

Advised on native title analysis to support a mining lease application and representation in a native title determination application before the Federal Court.

Queensland Alumina Limited

Advised on environmental approval requirements under Queensland and Commonwealth legislation, environmental compliance obligations, incident response and investigations.