HWL Ebsworth advises Bass Coast Shire Council on funding options and planning issues for habitat restoration and decarbonisation

24 November 2023

HWL Ebsworth has advised Bass Coast Shire Council (Council), in conjunction with Environmental Accounting Services (EAS), on regulatory issues and its options for funding increased habitat restoration on both public and private land within the Bass Coast Region.

HWL Ebsworth prepared a Report on carbon credits and financial structuring options, working with EAS on the technical matters, for Council’s consideration.

This work is a step towards Council’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2030 as part of their Climate Change Action Plan.

The team was led by James Lofting, Partner and supported by Peter Dreher, Partner and Matthew O’Connor, Special Counsel who provided financial structuring and decarbonisation expertise, and Sonia Turnbull, Senior Associate and Oska Rego, Associate who provided planning expertise.

For more information on this project, carbon credits, financial structuring options and the creation of bespoke funds for your organisation please contact a member of our team. Please click here to view EAS’ media release detailing further information on their carbon and biodiversity assessments and related framework.

Note to Editors:

HWL Ebsworth is the largest legal partnership in Australia according to the most recent partnership surveys published by the Australian Financial Review.

The firm comprises 1,692, staff including 277 Partners, 1,037 other legal staff and 378 support staff across offices in nine locations – Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Norwest (North West Sydney), Perth and Sydney.

HWL Ebsworth is an independent, nationally integrated, full service commercial law firm, providing tailored and commercially oriented legal services.

HWL Ebsworth operates a different business model to the other leading national law practices, and this allows us to offer unrivalled value for money without compromising quality and service. Our low ratio of solicitors to partners ensures that our clients receive optimal access to partner resources for all matters.

For further information, please contact:

Russell Mailler, Chief Strategy Officer (03) 8644 3569 or rmailler@hwle.com.au

Angelique Kear, National Marketing Manager (02) 9334 8541 or akear@hwle.com.au

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