Rebecca Hoare is an environment and planning lawyer based in Brisbane.
Winner of the 2008 UDIA Women in Development Excellence Award for her achievement in environmental law, Rebecca’s principal areas of expertise are environmental, climate change, native title, cultural heritage and planning law. Her deep interest in environmental law has led her to focus particularly on this area.
Rebecca has undertaken complex environmental due diligence for many development, infrastructure and resources and energy clients. This work involves forensic analysis of legislation relevant to the client’s business and identifying legal and commercial risks that could arise from the application of such legislation.
Rebecca provides high level and detailed advice to clients during the start up phase of their project to ensure that all required environmental planning approvals are identified and obtained and other environment risks are managed.
Environmental enforcement agencies are proving themselves more willing to investigate and enforce potential non-compliance. Rebecca has a great deal of experience in assisting clients and their staff during this often difficult time. Her relationships with the enforcement agencies allow her to work constructively with these agencies in the interests of the client.
Rebecca has a particular interest in climate change. She assists clients to take advantage of business opportunities which arise out of the latest developments in this area.