Andrew has practised property, planning and local government law in Victoria since 2007, and in New South Wales from 2000 to 2006 where his practice focus was in property, planning and liquor licensing.
Andrew has over 15 years’ experience as a property and planning lawyer with additional expertise in local government and statutory authority governance, procurement, infrastructure management and service delivery.
Andrew has advised private, corporate, local government entities and statutory authorities in a wide range of property, planning, public and private transactional matters, land management and regulation, principally in Victoria and New South Wales.
Andrew’s background in property, planning and local government law enables him to frame his advice in a context which goes beyond the transactional, management or regulatory matter at hand, and having worked extensively with both public and private clients has seen both sides of the property, planning and local government landscapes.
Examples of recent significant transactions include:
- acting for private clients, both commercial and domestic, as claimants in compulsory land acquisition and compensation matters
- acting for private clients in strategic planning matters, as applicants and as objectors in statutory planning matters in both the advisory and litigation phases
- acting for and advising urban and regional local government authorities on governance and regulatory frameworks, delegations, senior office appointment requirements, Freedom of Information matters, infrastructure establishment and management, public land and road regulation and management, compulsory land acquisition and compensation, strategic and statutory planning, rating and valuation matters
- advising Victorian Government authorities and enterprises in governance, regulation and procurement matters, planning, compulsory land acquisition and compensation, infrastructure management, road management and related matters, and acting for those agencies in related litigation.