Christopher Conolly

Christopher has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial property law including corporate sales and acquisitions, leases and agreements for lease, project development agreements, subdivisions and options. Christopher’s clients include government departments and authorities, aged care providers, urban and regional developers and corporations.

Christopher’s practice has a particular focus on development projects for government authorities, retirement village and aged care developments, documentation and advice, planning agreements for local councils and developers, property development and subdivision and Infrastructure projects including marinas, airports, pipelines and wind farms.

Christopher has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law (2017 – 2024). He is recommended for Health and Aged Care in Doyle’s Guide. Christopher is a Law Society of New South Wales Accredited Specialist in property law.


Christopher’s experience includes advising:

  • Western Sydney Airport on various property transactions including the title boundary at Badgery’s Creek, transfers of various easements and covenants and the rail integration deed;
  • Pumped Hydro Storage Project including advising on land title issues for transmission line easements and road access through National Park.  Drafting Electricity Easement Option Deed, Investigation Licence and Purchase Option Deed;
  • Dee Why RSL Club Ltd in the acquisition of a block of strata units and termination of the strata scheme to create a development site;
  • Inner West Council in the redevelopment of Henson Park as a Public Private Partnership;
  • Penrith City Council on  the Interface Agreement offered by Sydney Metro in connection with the Western Sydney Airport Line and granting construction licences at sites in St Marys;
  • TAFE NSW in the acquisition of 7 sites for new regional campuses by purchase and lease including negotiating Terms Sheets and drafting Agreement for Lease and Ground Leases;
  • TfNSW in a subdivision of submerged land with easements for maritime access and protection of the sea walls for the Newcastle Ports Centre. Drafting Section 88B instrument and transfer to Port Authority of NSW; and
  • Catholic Healthcare Limited with the acquisition of aged care development sites in NSW and Victoria including negotiating and drafting Framework Deed, Priority Deed and Option documents with the lawyers for Lendlease Retirement Living.

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