In relation to the procurement of all necessary planning approvals for the redevelopment of the Barangaroo site including the concept plan, major project and State significant development approvals as well as numerous modifications to those approvals.
In relation to the options available to enable the proposed development of the Crown casino, integrated resort and hotel facilities within the Barangaroo site, including the proposed modification to the Concept Plan to facilitate the Crown development.
In Class 1 merit proceedings and Class 4 judicial review proceedings brought by Jemena Limited in relation to the Block 4 remediation development approval which relates to the remediation of part of the area within Barangaroo that was declared by the EPA to be significantly contaminated.
In relation to the redevelopment of the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP), including the procurement of all necessary major project planning and development approvals for the entertainment core facilities precinct.
I have extensively advised developers in relation to low, medium density and high-rise residential, industrial, educational establishments, commercial, residential, retail and mixed use developments. This has included advising on planning and development approval requirements, compliance with applicable development controls, liability for and the ability to levy developer contributions, existing use rights, negotiating developer agreements and acting in planning merit appeal proceedings.
Various multi-national corporations
I have advised in relation to the sale and leasing of contaminated land and liability for the future management of contamination under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997. This has included drafting special conditions to be included in Contracts for Sale and advising on liability and responsibility for contamination post sale.
NSW Government agencies
I have advised various NSW government agencies including Sydney Buses, Roads and Maritime Services, Sydney Trains, RailCorp, Western Sydney Parklands Trust in relation to proposed developments for their own facilities as well for developments affecting their facilities and assets and in relation to environmental compliance and environment protection licences.
BA LLB - University of Technology Sydney
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders.
It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
Australia - Parallel imports and exhaustion of trade mark rights
21 September 2018
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) was assented to on 24 August 2018. Among other changes, it amends the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Copyright Act) and the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (Trade Marks Act) to clarify the circumstances in which the parallel importation of trade marked goods does not infringe a registered trade mark.
Interim Heritage Orders - when can they be made and what effect do they have on development
21 August 2018
Landowners, developers and purchasers of property need to be aware of the increased use by many Sydney councils of their power to make an interim heritage order (IHO) over an item that the council considers may, on further inquiry or investigation, be found to be of local heritage significance, and is being or is likely to be harmed.
The effect of the making of an IHO over a property can and often does restrict and limit development plans for the property.3