Advising 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.
I am advising 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.
Further work for this client includes acting 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.
I am advising on 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 advised in relation to the planning and development contribution issues that arose in relation to the master planned community of Jordan Springs, including the contribution requirements regarding the sale of master lots.
I provided planning and environmental advice to assist the carrying out of site risk assessments for sites that are proposed to be acquired and developed by McDonalds, including advising in relation to site planning and permissibility of development, the applicable development controls, environmental regulation, contamination and remediation and heritage requirements.
Large Australian private corporation
I acted for a large Australian corporation that was investigated for a potential pollution offence which ultimately resulted in the client providing an enforceable undertaking to the Environmental Protection Agency as an alternative to a criminal prosecution.
Various developers and local councils
My experience also includes advising and acting in planning merit appeal proceedings in relation to medium density and high-rise commercial and mixed use developments in Sydney and Melbourne.
I advised in relation to the redevelopment of the Rouse Hill Town Centre, including advising in relation to master-planning of the Town Centre and preparation of necessary development applications.
I advised GPT in relation to its rights and obligations regarding contaminated land at the Forestway Shopping Centre, and was heavily involved in dealings with the EPA to facilitate the remediation of the site by the polluter to the satisfaction of both the EPA and the client.
NSW Government agencies
I have advised various NSW government agencies in relation to proposed developments for their own facilities as well for developments affecting their facilities and assets. I acted for RMS in numerous compulsory acquisition appeals to the Land and Environment Court, and on appeal to the Court of Appeal and in a Special Leave Application to the High Court.