Zachary Tyler

Counsel, Melbourne



Zachary Tyler provides clients with strategic advice on environmental approval processes, risks and land acquisition for the development of major infrastructure, mining and renewable energy projects.

Zach has acted for projects considered in Victorian planning panel and environment effects inquiry hearings and on appeal before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Zach has advised and represented government authorities on complex land compensation claims in both the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Zach provides environmental and planning due diligence and transactional advice in particular advising on the regulatory and contamination risks associated with the financing, divestment or acquisition of infrastructure and renewable energy projects.

Bars and Courts
High Court of Australia
New York
Georgetown University Law Center
Certificate, Johns Hopkins University – Nanjing University Center for Chinese and America Studies, Nanjing, China
Georgetown University


Renewable Energy
Origin Energy in relation to its planning and environmental approvals for the Stockyard Hill wind farm including the planning panel hearing processes for both the original 2010 proposal (including the associated grid connection applications)* and the 2017 amended proposal (including the associated transmission line native vegetation removal and quarry applications). WestWind Energy in relation to planning approval processes to obtain planning permits for Lal Lal and Moorabool wind farms.* RES Australia in relation to the planning and environmental approval processes for the Ararat, Penshurst and Murra Warra wind farms, including  the respective planning permit applications and environmental effects statements.*  Trustpower in relation to the Dundonnell and Salt Creek wind farms, including the environment effects statement inquiry hearings for the Dundonnell wind farm.*

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority on all environment, planning, land access and acquisition matters. Zach assisted the Authority to prepare the environment effects statement* and advised on the associated over station development. Regional Rail Link Authority on the management and resolution of numerous complex compensation claims associated with the Regional Rail Link Project. Zach engaged and consulted with experts to advise the client on all issues that may impact compensation from engineering, valuation, traffic, native vegetation offsets, planning land use issues and disturbance losses.*

Energy, Extractive Industry and Waste*
Santos in relation to environment and planning approvals for the upgrade to the Patricia Baleen Gas Plant. BHP Billiton in relation to the environment and planning approval process for the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine. Boral on quarry projects as well as the expansion of the Ravenhall landfill.

* Experience prior to joining White & Case