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Lisa Cody

LLB, BSc

Partner - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Property, Planning & Development, Government

Expertise

Lisa has over 25 years’ experience across all types of property developments and transactions including acquisitions, disposals and legal due diligence. Lisa acts for various Victorian Government departments and statutory authorities, listed and unlisted corporations and superannuation funds. She is also well-versed in transacting Crown land through her work with the Victorian Government.

Lisa has extensive experience in residential, mixed use and commercial developments, including acquisitions, co-owners agreements, development management agreements/joint ventures, property management agreements, financing, titling, subdivisions, owners corporations and sales. She has acted in a number of residential and mixed use developments, both high rise and greenfield developments, varying in size and also including staged developments.

Lisa considers the use of technology as an integral part of service delivery for property transactions and developments to her clients. She has been integral to the roll out of eXpedite, a bespoke system that enables customised project workflows that integrate with each individual client’s requirements to form a streamlined and effective matter management system. Lisa has also implemented the roll out of PEXA within Holding Redlich.

Lisa is listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 and 2022 edition for Real Property Law, and is named a recommended lawyer in the 2021 listing of leading Victorian property and real estate lawyers by Doyle's Guide.

Experience

Lisa’s experience includes: 

  • acting for the Department of Health and Human Services in relation to the Valley Park mixed housing project, a mixed social and private housing development in Broadmeadows
  • acting for the Department of Health and Human Services for the acquisition of the site for the new Footscray Hospital Development and the consolidation of the titles
  • acting for Intrapac Property Group in relation to the Quay 2 development comprising of approximately 500 residential lots in a staged development in Torquay 
  • acting for the Intrapac Property Group in relation to the Ellarook development at Truganina
  • acting for the Department of Treasury and Finance in relation to the sale of approximately 125 hectares of Crown Land at Hacketts Road, Point Cook
  • acting for the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in relation to the sale of various properties acquired for the proposed East-West Link project, including a completed apartment building comprising of 176 apartments
  • acting for the Level Crossing Removal Authority in relation to the proposed purchase of up to 70 properties through the Caulfield to Dandenong Voluntary purchase scheme
  • acting for the Department of Health and Human Services in relation to the acquisition of various sites for Ambulance Victoria 
  • acting for ISPT in relation to the proposed Kingswood Golf Course Development.

Publications

01 December 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Local Government

#Local Government

In this edition, we summarise the key statutory and policy requirements under the Local Government Act that govern land transactions by councils in Victoria.

22 September 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Local Government

#Local Government

We summarise the key concepts regarding the appointment of councils as the committee of management and their obligations to the leasing and licensing of Crown land.

Upcoming Seminars