Naomi is an Accredited Specialist in Local Government and Planning Law and also practises environment law. Naomi's focus includes Land and Environment Court litigation, drafting and negotiating planning agreements and advising on planning and environment legislation in NSW.
ESG - Environmental - Climate resilience and transition
ESG - Environmental - Land and environmental stewardship
ESG - Environmental - Renewable energy
ESG - Environmental - Waste management
ESG - Social - Indigenous knowledge
Mining & Resources
Planning, Environment & Local Government
What she does
Naomi assists clients to understand their statutory obligations and to solve legal problems arising in the local government, planning or environment fields. She aims to ensure legislative requirements and clients' objectives are met and that their rights are protected when providing advice, negotiating planning agreements or acting in planning appeals or pollution investigations and prosecutions.
Who she works with
Naomi acts for local councils, state government authorities, planning professionals and developers throughout NSW.
What her clients say
"It is great to work with a lawyer who understands local government and can provide timely, practical and outcome focused legal advice. Naomi does this and gets the best possible outcome for Council and the community in the process. On top of that she is always happy to take a call and adopts a positive can do approach to all requests." Lindsay Usher, Director Planning & Sustainability, Eurobodalla Shire Council
Naomi has a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree. She is also an Accredited Specialist in Local Government and Planning Law.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore, Naomi was a consultant in mining and exploration law within Australia and before this worked as a paralegal in a law firm in Singapore.
Life outside of Sparkes
Naomi loves spending family time at soccer, swimming and dance lessons, bushwalking or just down at the park. She and her family also spend some of their spare time doing volunteer environmental conservation work. When her children are older, Naomi would like revisit favourite spots and travel to new ones.