Transport for NSW - One Carrington Street

Advised on voluntary planning agreement and project delivery agreement for the redevelopment of One Carrington Street above Sydney central CBD subway station at Wynyard including extensive upgrade of Wynyard Station concourse. The matter involved drafting and negotiating project documentation with the developer to ensure delivery of works, allocating project risks and managing interfaces with other major transport infrastructure projects simultaneously underway around the project site.

Australian Paper - Victorian waste-to-energy facility

Advised on environmental and planning issues associated with Australian Paper’s proposed Victorian waste-to-energy facility.

Peak Gold Mines

Represented Peak Gold Mines Pty Ltd in defending a criminal prosecution in Class 5 prosecution proceedings for a water pollution offence involving mine tailings

Toowoomba Regional Council - Oakey PFAS contamination

Acted for Council in relation to the PFAS contamination of groundwater at Oakey from the historical use of firefighting foams at the Army Aviation Centre Oakey. This included Supreme Court proceedings against the Department of Defence for negligence, nuisance and breach of statutory duty, causing damages associated with Council-owned water infrastructure (bores etc) servicing the residents of Oakey.

Port of Hastings Development Authority - Container Expansion project

Advised on the approvals strategy for the environmental impact assessment, planning and other approvals for the Port of Hastings Container Expansion Project including road and rail infrastructure to connect to port to the existing freight network.

Queensland Alumina Limited - Alumina refinery

Advised QAL on a range of environmental incidents associated with its Alumina refinery in Gladstone, including responding to s451 notices, assisting in DES interviews, making submissions to DES, responding to statutory notices, and defending prosecutions.

John Holland Group - Grafton Gaol PPP projec

Advised on development risk associated with Aboriginal Land Rights legislation for Grafton Gaol PPP project.

Huntlee - New South Wales’s biggest housing project

Acted for LWP in relation to its Huntlee New Town Development (7,500 residential lots) including Land and Environment Court and Court of Appeal proceedings, various planning agreement negotiations and environmental, biodiversity, aboriginal cultural heritage and planning issues.

McDonald’s - compulsory land acquisition

Advised on native title issues and representation in native title determination application before the Federal Court.

Huntlee - New South Wales’s biggest housing project

Negotiated several planning agreements and advising and appearing in two sets of Land and Environment Court proceedings and Court of Appeal proceedings for a A$1.5 billion rezoning and development of land for a whole new town in the Hunter Valley.

Sekisui House - planning and environment appeal

Advised on facilitating the master planning and infrastructure planning of its West Village project at Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane (comprising up to 1,250 apartments, 6,500 m2 of public space and 18,500m2 of retail and entertainment uses).

NSW Police - investigation into the unlawful disposal of drug waste

Provide extensive advice on an investigation into the unlawful disposal of drug waste, including attending numerous interviews with police officers, negotiating an enforceable undertaking and drafting reforms to the Protection of the Environment Waste Regulation 1997 seeking an urgent EPA exemption and drafting an amendment the Infrastructure SEPP.

Ten Network

Advised on dispute with other free to air broadcasters regarding the TX Australia transmission services joint venture.

TAFE NSW - Connection Centres project

Advised on planning pathways and Part 5 Environmental Planning & Assessment Act assessment for state wide Connection Centres project.