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John Carey

John Carey

Special Counsel


  • Government
  • Environment and Planning
  • Environment and Planning Litigation
  • Environmental and Planning Approvals

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John Carey is a leading town planning lawyer. Previously a town planner, John's combination of skills enables him to provide commercially focused outcome oriented advice.

John's practice embraces advising on a range of developments, from inner urban residential apartments, to commercial and industrial developments, retirement villages and through to greenfield and brownfield redevelopment sites. John has extensive experience as a solicitor advocate.

He has advised on planning issues in relation to the Caulfield Village and Flemington Hill redevelopments, the Melbourne Wholesale Market relocation, the former Amcor site in Alphington, and the application of planning controls both within and outside the Port of Melbourne.

He regularly advises organisations such as Victoria Racing Club, Melbourne Racing Club, Port of Melbourne, Places Victoria, and Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Ltd.

John is a current member, and former long term Board Member, of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association, and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.


Areas of Practice

Environment and Planning | Environment and Planning Litigation | Environmental and Planning Approvals | Government | Infrastructure | Leasing | Liquor Licensing | Major Projects and Development | Planning and Environment | Planning and Infrastructure | Property and Leasing | Property Transactions | Real Estate

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Board Member, Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (VPELA)

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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