Tess is a senior associate in our Planning, Environment and Sustainability group who specialises in planning, development and environmental law, compulsory acquisition, planning litigation and property matters.
She provides advice to a broad range of clients including local government, statutory authorities, large and small scale property developers, and both claimants and acquiring authorities in compulsory acquisition matters. Tess has extensive experience in planning permit appeals and various environmental law appeals before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as well as appeals to the Supreme Court. Tess believes in providing clear, concise, practical and commercial legal advice that delivers prompt and high quality outcomes for her clients.
Tess' experience includes:
28 November 2023 - Knowledge
#Planning, Environment & Sustainability
Planning authorities will now have to consider Victorian Government emissions reductions targets and any significant risk to any use or development that arises from the impacts of climate change, when preparing planning scheme amendments.
07 Dec 23 - Brisbane
Join our Brisbane Construction, Infrastructure & Projects team as they count down the construction cases that mattered in 2023. Our presenters will look at the facts of each case, the decision, the lessons to be learnt and what they mean in a practical sense for the industry as we move into 2024.
07 Dec 23
To help you understand greenwashing and the regulatory risks associated with non-compliance, Partner, Joanne Jary will discuss the risks, law and enforcement action examples to learn from. While with mandatory sustainability reporting on the way, Partner, Vanessa Maruna will discuss sustainability in the ports sector, proposed reporting standards and what ports need to do to be ready for the mandatory reporting.