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Christina Zhang

associate, planning and environment

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sydney office (02) 8298 9537

about Christina

Christina’s experience lies in architecture, specialising in planning and environment law. She takes a considered and diligent approach to her work and earns consistent praise from clients, referrers and counsel. This is reflected in the way she fosters strong relationships with clients and consultants to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Christina is a frequent presence in the Land and Environment Court and has a notable respect amongst her peers and members of the Court. She has achieved a number of successful outcomes for clients in a variety of development projects.

“Every development project is unique. I have an adaptable approach to help clients navigate the intricacies of planning law and achieve the best solutions.”

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

  • Approval of large residential development in Leppington

    Christina successfully acted for a large developer in the South West Sydney region in relation to an appeal to the Land and Environment Court in respect of Council’s actual refusal of a development application for the construction of a residential development comprising four buildings with 100 units. The development was located on a complex corner site with a cross fall of almost 6 metres across the site. Christina worked closely with a large team of consultants to achieve an approval for the development.

  • Successful appeal for child care centre in Minto

    Christina acted for a client who had no prior experience with the Land and Environment Court. Throughout the entire Court process, Christina provided clear guidance and support to the client. Christina successfully negotiated with Council for an approval of a two storey child care centre for 96 children in Minto within 6 months of commencing the proceedings.