With more than 15 years’ experience under his belt as a town planner in the private and public sectors, Chris is responsible for the management of the planning businesses and technical operations in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
Chris worked in Queensland’s private sector during the early 2000s before moving to Sydney in 2003 to work in both public and private sectors. Chris has worked in a range of different roles including Special Projects Planner, Senior Planner, Team Leader, Manager, Director and as an Expert Witness in the NSW Land & Environment Court and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Chris has contributed his expertise to a diverse range of projects including a variety of state significant developments up and down the eastern seaboard in the health care, residential, mixed use, industrial, commercial, retail, aged care and education sectors.
Chris is a General Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) and Impact Assessment Specialist + Registered Environmental Assessment Practitioner (REAP). Being a Certified Environmental Practitioner means being committed to advancing our individual practice within our industry and striving for best practice.
The Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme assesses the experience, skills and ethical conduct of environmental and planning professionals across Australia, New Zealand and the globe. Rigorous and impartial, CEnvP certification recognises leading practitioners in their fields and gives confidence to clients, the process and the community.
Warehouse or Distribution Centre v Local Distribution Premises
Recent dealings with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) have revealed numerous ambiguities contained in land use definitions for Warehouse or Distribution Centres and Local Distribution Premises.
Western Aerotropolis Development Control Plan Phase 2
The Western Sydney Aerotropolis Development Control Plan (DCP) has been released today, effective 10 November 2022. The DCP supports the ongoing implementation of the Aerotropolis Precinct Plan by providing controls to guide development across the initial precincts for growth, the Aerotropolis Core, Badgerys Creek, Wianamatta-South Creek, Agribusiness and Northern Gateway Precincts.
Sustainable Buildings Planning Policy
Need help in understanding the implications for the new Sustainable Buildings Planning Policy? We have got you covered!
Willowtree Planning have complied a summary of the key features of the Sustainable Buildings Planning Policy for our clients.
Liverpool Private Hospital
The PP seeks to increase the building height and FSR to 79m and 6.9:1 and introduce site specific provisions.
The Cumberland Plain Conversation Plan (CPCP)
The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan (CPCP) has been released which supports the development of more than 73,000 new dwellings and provides the biodiversity approvals for over 11, 000 hectares of land that will support new housing, employment, and infrastructure in Western Sydney.
Warehouse & Logistic Projects – Greystar
Our QLD offices have been working hard on a number of warehouse and logistic projects in and around Brisbane. We are proud to annouce the recent approval for two new logistics facilities on behalf of Greystar
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