Chris has more than 30 years' experience in local government, town planning and environmental law. He is an Accredited Specialist in Local Government & Planning Law and he is listed in the AFR's Best Lawyers in Australia in 2013 and more recently in 2019.
What he does
Chris advises clients on applications (and defences to such applications) under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, compulsory acquisition of land, drafting conditions of development consent, fire safety orders, heritage issues and issues arising under the Ombudsman Act 1974 (NSW), the Independent Commission against Corruption Act 1988 (NSW) and the Roads Act 1993 (NSW).Chris also advises on land and environment court litigation, including judicial review, merit appeals, environmental offences and Class 3 appeals relating to both claims for compensation and valuation disputes, planning appeals relating to hotels and licensed premises, privacy, section 94 contributions and planning agreements, and waste disposal, water and sewerage issues.
Who he works with
Chris works with a number of state and local government authorities.