Blake is passionate about working with stakeholders to achieve the best natural and built environment for us all to live in. He understands that better planning outcomes and high quality development enhances the communities in which they are built.
Blake has extensive experience working with and for many local government authorities and State government authorities and he understands the competing interests and needs that they face. This awareness of the needs of government has enabled him to deliver better outcomes for our clients, both private and public.
Blake has particular expertise in the following areas:
Blake’s strong experience includes:
Planning and Environment Law
Acted for and assisted a local council in the prosecution of a company which undertook development without consent in an area declared to be critical habitat under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
Acted for and assisted local councils with the prosecution of various offences under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993, Protection of the Environment and Operations Act 1997, Food Act 2003 and the Roads Act 1993
Acted for and assisted local councils in numerous Class 1, 2, 4 & 5 matters in the Land and Environment Court
Acted for and assisted numerous applicants with Class 1, 4 and section 56A appeals in the Land and Environment Court
Acted for and assisted NSW government departments with biobanking/stewardship/conservation agreements
Provided detailed advice for local council officers regarding planning and regulatory matters under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993, Protection of the Environment and Operations Act 1997, Crown Land Management Act 2016, Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013, Food Act 2003 and the Roads Act 1993.
Local government projects and governance
General regulatory and administrative law
03 September 2020 - Knowledge
#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property, Planning & Development
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has set the ambitious goal of providing more affordable housing in all local government areas in NSW
05 August 2019 - Knowledge
#Planning, Environment & Sustainability
This article looks at a recent Land and Environment Court of New South Wales decision and what is required to achieve design excellence.
16 Feb 21 to 07 Dec 21
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our webinar series designed for port and terminal owners and operators. These webinars will provide insights on the current trends and issues that matter to you. Now more than ever ports are vital nodes in an increasingly complex web of trade routes that span the globe. COVID 19 is forcing most of us to reconsider how we do things, and ports are no exceptions. This series will look at how Australian ports might navigate the challenges and opportunities posed by 2020, and how 2021 might be their most interesting year ever.
20 Apr 21 to 23 Nov 21
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our 2021 Queensland Government webinar series which we have tailored specifically for lawyers working within Queensland Government departments, statutory bodies and authorities and government-owned corporations in Queensland. These monthly seminars will offer you insights, updates and practical tips from our experts on topics which we consider to be particularly relevant for lawyers acting in the Queensland public sector this year.
18 May 21 to 15 Jul 21
In this seminar series, we look at the different funding models and project structures involved in social housing and build to rent projects, as well as integrated transport and precinct development hubs.This seminar series is being offered in our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney offices. Registration for this seminar series is complimentary and now open.