With dual qualifications in law and town planning, Vanessa is uniquely placed to deliver tangible results for clients and projects across Australia. Her experience ranges from large scale master planned projects to acting for a number of local governments and government owned corporations, along with providing town planning and legal advice to major developers, publicly listed companies and private entities.
Having navigated and advised clients through monumental changes in the growth of regional cities and legislative frameworks over the past decade, Vanessa is accustomed to working in large multi-disciplinary teams, including project managing and advising on approval processes for large scale developments, infrastructure projects and environmental impact assessment matters. Completing detailed reviews and assessments of relevant state and federal legislative and local government policy to provide project teams with advice is central to Vanessa’s approach to delivering tangible results.
Due to her complementary skill set across planning and legal matters, Vanessa identifies and communicates the issues at hand with clarity to ensure project teams achieve legislative compliance in the most cost and time effective manner.
In recognition of her expertise, Vanessa is deputy chair of Port Norths, which is responsible for the development and management of Ports of Cairns, Cape Flattery, Karumba, Mourilyan, Skardon River, Quintell Beach, Thursday Island, Burketown and Cooktown. Vanessa is also director of Far North Queensland charity COUCH.
Vanessa provides legal services in planning and environment law on a large variety of matters:
23 February 2022 - Knowledge
#Planning, Environment & Sustainability
Koalas are now declared endangered in Queensland, NSW and the Australian Capital Territory. How will this impact development approvals and environmental offset obligations in these states and territories?
22 Mar 22 to 22 Nov 22
In this seminar series, we look at the opportunities and issues for major infrastructure projects across a range of sectors, including health, housing and new energy. This seminar series is being offered in our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney offices. Registration for this seminar series is complimentary and now open.
07 Apr 22 to 10 Nov 22
More than ever, ports are vital nodes for an increasingly complex web of international trade and supply chains. Ports have become an increasing focus for security, environmental and competition regulation and their role and efficiency within global supply chains is being scrutinised by governments and industry alike. At the same time, ports find themselves at the forefront of the development and facilitation of alternative energy sources, often literally acting as the gatekeepers for the inflow of such technology and projects into Australia or out to the rest of the world. This series will look at how Australian ports might navigate these challenges and opportunities in 2022.
10 May 22 to 29 Nov 22
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our 2022 Queensland local government seminar series which we have tailored specifically for mayors, councillors and Queensland local government employees including lawyers, town planners and compliance officers. These seminars will offer you insights, updates and practical tips from our experts on topics which we consider to be particularly relevant for local governments.