In my view, Corrs Chambers Westgarth has an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of all matters relating to planning law.
Assisting Stockland in the A$193 million acquisition of the 700-hectare master planned Providence parcel of land at Ripley Valley, Ipswich, Queensland. This parcel has the ability to generate a further A$2 billion in lot sales over the next 20 years. A key issue that needs to be resolved to allow the master planned development to continue is the significant infrastructure constraints which exist in the area.
Advising the newly-established Western Parkland City Authority in relation to amendments to planning controls to facilitate the expeditious delivery of high quality development and infrastructure for the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis and Bradfield City Centre. This involves drafting amendments to planning controls and providing strategic planning advice on master planning and utilities in the 11,200 hectare area surrounding the Western Sydney International Airport.
Provided extensive strategic advice to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in relation to several aspects of the Planning Reform Action Plan, which aims to streamline the land rezoning process in NSW. Our advice covered the categorisation of rezoning proposals from complex to simple, necessary associated public infrastructure and delivery arrangements, and options for rezoning proposals to be assessed concurrently with development applications.
Assisting local developer Vitale Projects and its joint venture partners, Accor Hotels and The Entertainment Group (both international property groups), to obtain the planning approvals to establish the first ever five-star Mondrian hotel in Australia at a beachfront location in Burleigh on the Gold Coast.
Negotiated several planning agreements and advising and appearing in two sets of Land and Environment Court proceedings and Court of Appeal proceedings for a A$1.5 billion rezoning and development of land for a whole new town in the Hunter Valley, NSW’s biggest housing project.