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Alice Gilbert


Alice specialises in environmental and planning law and advises on matters in a variety of sectors.



Alice has experience across a broad range of planning, environmental, indigenous cultural heritage and regulatory issues in both Australia and New Zealand. She has worked for a number of government and private clients across a wide variety of sectors including the transport, infrastructure, energy, renewable energy and urban development sectors. 

Alice predominantly assists with providing strategic advice for a range of complex major projects. Her work includes advising on planning and environmental approval strategies, providing strategic land assembly advice, conducting due diligences for various projects and advising on compliance matters. She also assists with advice on pollution incidents and contaminated land issues. 

  • acting for the State of Victoria through Rail Projects Victoria (a division of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority) in relation to the Metro Tunnel Project – advising on planning and environmental approvals, strategic land assembly, compliance, and land acquisition and compensation matters
  • advising on the acquisition and financing of major wind farm developments in Victoria, including advice on approvals, compliance and indigenous cultural heritage
  • advising on environmental remediation, compliance and EPA enforcement matters under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (Vic) and assisting with advising a number of clients on the key legislative changes under the Environment Protection Act 2017 (Vic) that are anticipated to come into force in mid-2020
  • assisting with advice regarding planning and environmental approvals for the development and operation of a significant interjurisdictional piece of electricity infrastructure





Alice holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Otago. Prior to joining the firm she worked in New Zealand focussing on environmental and planning law. 

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