Ms Christine Covington > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Offices
8 CHIFLEY, 8-12 CHIFLEY SQUARE
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
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Ms Christine Covington
Environment & Planning / Property & Real Estate.
Christine is our national head of environment and planning. Recognised as one of the best planning, environmental and property lawyers in Australia, Christine has played pivotal roles in significant property transactions, urban renewal and mining projects. She has over 33 years’ experience.
Throughout her distinguished career, Christine’s mix of planning, environment and property skills has provided her clients with a unique perspective on property development, planning and environmental compliance.
Christine has acted for Green Square Consortium and Landcom on it’s $77 million planning agreement with the City of Sydney to establish a precinct based trigeneration system; for Carlton & United Brewery on the rezoning and multimillion dollar sale of its Kent Brewery site; ALH on the portfolio sale and lease back of 54 pubs around Australia; for MACH Energy Australia Pty Limited on its acquisition of the Mt Pleasant coal mine; and advised University of New South Wales, Randwick City Council and the Australian Turf Club on the Sydney Light Rail Project. She has extensive experience in planning and environment appeals in the NSW Land and Environment Court.
Christine sits on the Boards of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and ACT City Renewal Authority and is a former Board member of the NSW Environment Protection Authority and affordable housing provider, City West Housing Pty Limited.
In legal circles, she is a passionate advocate for women.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Board of Directors – Member City West Housing – Director Australian Remediation Industry Cluster Member – Implementation Committee New South Wales Environment Protection Authority Board Member.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
At Corrs Chambers Westgarth, ‘the industry-leading partners are extremely well supported by the wider staff and team’. Louise Camenzuli heads the practice, spreading her focus across residential, retail, energy, industrial, commercial and major government projects across New South Wales. She operates from Sydney alongside Christine Covington who ‘always goes above and beyond’ and provides notable experience in urban renewal and mining schemes. Elsewhere, the team is particularly well-versed in transport-related projects and also regularly advises on regulatory and contentious matters in the energy, mining, waste, contamination, and pollution sectors. Other key strengths include environmental, social, and governance matters, climate change, and developer contribution issues. Recently promoted partner Anna White splits her time between Brisbane and Melbourne and is noted for her ‘prompt, detailed and well-researched‘ service.
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- Energy (transactions and regulatory)
- Environment and planning
- Financial services regulatory
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- Labour and employment
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- Natural resources (transactions and regulatory)
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- Restructuring and insolvency
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- Labour and employment: workplace health and safety (WHS)
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