Ian has extensive experience in property & development and environment & planning law.

He enjoys analysing complex legal problems in planning, environmental, property and administrative law areas and provides tailored advice with practical solutions that can be easily understood, to meet and address his clients’ needs. Ian advises clients from a broad range of sectors, including private and corporate property developers, town planning consultants, real estate agents and private individuals.

Ian’s experience in the planning area includes working on development and subdivision proposals, planning and environmental due diligence for property transactions, land use conflict resolution and planning and building prosecution proceedings.

In the environmental area, his expertise includes matters concerning clearance of native vegetation, threatened flora and fauna, project referral requirements under various local, state and commonwealth laws, noise regulations, contaminated sites and odour, waste and dust management associated with commercial, industrial and agricultural projects and extractive industries.

Ian appears before the State Administrative Tribunal in relation to planning and environment related matters.

He has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended planning and environment lawyer in Western Australia (2019).

Relevant experience includes:

  • Advising clients in relation to planning and environmental approvals across various sectors, including concrete batching plants and limestone and sand mining quarries, waste transfer and resource recovery and recycling centres and a piggery, which included subsequent advice in relation to Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA) site inspections, non-compliance with conditions, reporting requirements and environmental incidents, Department of Agriculture (Cth) biosecurity investigations and prosecution.
  • Advising on numerous subdivision and rezoning proposals for development and subdivision projects throughout the Perth Metropolitan Region and regional Western Australia.
  • Advising in relation to planning and the development of land for retail, commercial, childcare, service station and industrial purposes.
  • Providing advice and acting in relation to breaches of, and prosecutions under, planning and building laws.