Expert Witness

Leaders at Ecology and Heritage Partners are regularly sought after as expert witnesses for appeals tribunals and planning panels. The three directors and senior staff have appeared at or provided evidence at more than 150 hearings and panels.

When you engage our expert witness services, you can be assured that the advice is consistent, impartial and pragmatic, and underpinned by extensive experience and in-depth specialist knowledge.

Our goal is to provide you with commercially competitive and cost-effective approaches to ecological and heritage management. We aim to minimise key risks to your project while maximising the net environmental and heritage outcomes. 

Appeals Tribunals and Planning Panels

With our head office in Victoria, our most regular appearance is before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

A selection of planning panel appointments:

  • ACT Government
  • Defence Housing Australia
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Department of Main Roads (Qld)
  • Victorian Planning Panel
  • Heritage Victoria
  • Roads and Maritime Services (NSW)
  • Various engineering companies
  • Various local councils
  • Various water authorities

Expert Witness Statements

Expert witness statement services include:

  • Examination of applicable regulatory framework
  • Review all of the relevant background information (i.e. ecological or heritage considerations) pertaining to the planning permit application
  • Site assessments as required
  • Review and response to all relevant objections
  • Information on any other matter that is regarded as relevant to the planning permit application.

Further Information

For more information about expert witness and panel services, contact the team on 1300 839 325 to discuss your needs.


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