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Alyce Johnson

special counsel, planning and environment

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about Alyce

sydney office +61 2 8298 9534
paralegal: dayna smith +61 2 8298 9535

about Alyce

A committed negotiator and powerful advocate, Alyce Johnson provides creative solutions for clients looking to get their development across the line.

Having worked for developers, private clients and councils, Alyce’s breadth of experience in acting for a variety of clients as a planning and environment lawyer has led to a number of successful outcomes for clients.

Alyce believes that sound advice early on is critical to paving the way for a successful development approval process. Her unwavering commitment to her clients’ projects has seen her appear in the Land and Environment Court for a variety matters.

“I pride myself on understanding the needs and motivations of my clients as they navigate the complexities of development approvals. My clients trust that I will have their best interests at heart when it comes to negotiating on their behalf and working through the Land and Environment Court process.”

Alyce has led cases involving subdivision of land, residential flat buildings, multi housing development, items of heritage significance, commercial and mixed-use development, place of public worship, boarding houses and childcare centres.

Alyce also advises clients on navigating and advising in relation to a range of compulsory acquisition matters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative law
  • Compulsory acquisition
  • Due diligence
  • Environment and planning advice
  • Land and Environment Court litigation
  • Liquor licensing and gaming
  • Litigation and strategy
  • Local government
  • Voluntary Planning Agreements


  • Commercial & retail sector
  • Hotels
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Property development
  • State and Local Government

recent experience 

  • Successful appeal for development in a heritage conservation area

    Alyce successfully acted for a client in relation to an appeal to the Court in respect of a development application for demolition of a dwelling house located in a heritage conservation area. The subject dwellingwas also nominated as a contributory item of heritage under the relevant Council’s Development Control Plan.

  • Defending criminal proceedings in Land and Environment Court

    Alyce acted for a defendant in relation to the first class 5 criminal proceedings commenced by a private prosecutor in the Land and Environment Court for alleged offences under the Protection of the Operations Act 1997.