Vanessa holds dual qualifications in the fields of town planning and law and has been practicing as an environmental and planning lawyer and town planner for over 10 years.
During this time, she has had experience working on large scale master planned projects and acted for a number of local governments, major developers, publicly listed companies, private entities and James Cook University providing town planning and legal advice on a large range of matters throughout Far North Queensland.
Vanessa has extensive experience 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 including completing detailed reviews and assessment of relevant state and federal legislative and local government policy and providing project teams with advice on the impact of legislation and policy on projects as required.
Due to her complementary skill set, Vanessa is able to clearly identify and communicate legal issues and town planning issues to project teams to ensure that legislative compliance is achieved in the most cost and time effective manner.
Vanessa provides legal services predominantly in planning and environment law on a large variety of matters:
25 March 2020 - Knowledge
As the threat of COVID-19 continues to escalate, local governments across Australia have taken swift action to combat the virus, including recent legislative changes to elections and planning laws. In this article we examine some of those measures and other implications for Councils.
11 Feb 20 to 10 Nov 20 - Brisbane
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