Peter specialises in planning and environment law and is recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in this area.
Peter assists State government agencies, local councils and private developers in obtaining planning approvals for their projects, with a particular focus on development contributions, compulsory acquisition, building and subdivision certification, heritage conservation, Crown land and Aboriginal land claims and Water Law.
Peter has over eighteen years’ experience working on policy development and the implementation of innovative legislative reform initiatives. This includes being responsible for the policy and legal framework behind the New South Wales Government’s ePlanning program; overseeing the expansion of the BASIX certification scheme; and the preparation of parts of the Planning Bill 2013.
Peter’s experience includes advising: