Ian Wright is a partner of the Planning Government Infrastructure and Environment team of Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers with of 25 years' experience in the provision of planning, government, infrastructure and environmental law advice, the drafting of land use and infrastructure planning instruments, the drafting of State and local government statutory instruments and the conduct of planning, environmental and public law litigation.
Ian has been a member of award winning project teams responsible for delivering which have won Planning Institute of Australia Awards in 2015, 2012, 2011, 2008 and 2007, the Australian National Award for Economic Environmental Innovation, Institute of Public Works Energy Australia (Qld) Award and the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Branch Award.
Ian has particular expertise in advising listed development corporations, private development and State and local governments in relation to State and local government planning and development legislation. Ian has also advised development corporations and local governments in urban, residential and rural areas of Queensland in respect of master planned residential communities and other property development projects.
Ian is recognised for the drafting of land use and infrastructure planning instruments, the drafting of State and local government statutory instruments and the conduct of planning, environmental and public law litigation. Ian has prepare State government legislation, including the Urban Land Development Authority Act 2007 and State Planning Regulatory Provisions for various Regional Plans, as well as amendments to the Integrate Planning Act 1997, Brisbane Casino Agreement Act 1983, Jupiters Casino Agreement Act 1983 and Breakwater Island Casino Agreement Act 1984.
Ian is a Certified Practising Planner (CPP) member of the Planning Institute of Australia, a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and a former President of the Queensland Environmental Law Association. Ian was a lecturer in Environmental Law and Assessment at the Queensland University of Technology's Department of Built Environment and Engineering from 1993 to 2015 and was a lecturer in Planning law at the University of Queensland from 1997 to 2005.