About JonathonJonathon has experience advising the State Government of Victoria, statutory authorities, local governments and private clients across a range of practice areas. Jonathon's key areas of practice include property acquisition and disposals, conducting procurement processes for government clients, government lease and licence arrangements, private client services including leasing, sales and acquisitions, compulsory acquisition, subdivisions and consolidations, and property insolvency in relation to sales and tenancy issues.
Acting in its disposal of the Prahran campus to the Department of Education and Training. This project involved negotiating terms of sale, including dealing with complex road issues, decommissioning of assets and early access arrangements, and completing settlement of the transaction.
Whitehorse City Council
Acting in its disposal of a key development site in Box Hill, including preparing the procurement and contract documentation, providing legal review of submissions, advising on structured negotiations, and completing settlement of the transaction.
Nillumbik Shire Council
Acting for the Council on various aspects of its Diamond Creek Trail extension project. Jonathon’s role included undertaking 12 separate compulsory acquisitions of parcels required for the construction of the Trail and providing strategic advice regarding the a range of property issues affecting the project, including issues related to easements, watercourses and interface with other public assets.
Acting in the disposal of a number of surplus development sites across Metropolitan Melbourne by tender, including considering and advising on planning issues and negotiating section 173 agreements, and preparing leases and licences for use of surplus assets.
Level crossing removals
Acting for a number of councils in relation to level crossing removals across metropolitan Melbourne, including providing advice on the Major Transport Facilitation Act 2009 (Vic), compulsory acquisition, easements, land exchange agreements, and licensing and leasing of public and private land.
The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 – ESMs, rent reviews and cooling off
the Government has now introduced the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 into Parliament to alleviate the uncertainty
State election 2018: Now is the time for councils to forward plan
Victorian state election result should give Victorian councils confidence to plan when it comes to infrastructure