Kristin works with state and local government clients on a variety of areas relating to planning and environment law, including statutory and strategic planning, heritage, cultural heritage, environment and water.
Before joining Maddocks, Kristin worked for the Parliament of Victoria in the Environment and Natural Resources Committee and the Parliamentary Research Service.
Representing a local council at VCAT in relation to a multi-unit development comprising 66 dwellings, including appearing for Council at a practice day hearing to consider a preliminary legal issue, appearing for Council at the compulsory conference, briefing an urban design witness for Council, preparing written submissions, appearing for Council at the VCAT hearing, and cross-examining the applicant’s 3 expert witnesses.
Representing a local council at Planning Panels Victoria in relation to a planning scheme amendment proposing to introduce a heritage overlay to a number of individual properties and extend a heritage precinct, including briefing an expert heritage witness for Council, preparing written submissions (Part A and Part B submissions) and appearing for Council at the Panel hearing.
Acting for an applicant at VCAT in relation to Aboriginal Victoria’s refusal to approve a Cultural Heritage Management Plan, including briefing senior and junior counsel, instructing counsel at the compulsory conference and briefing expert witnesses.
Acting for a local council at a Heritage Council hearing to consider the nomination of a site on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Advising a landowner on a draft Clean Up Notice issued by EPA Victoria, including meeting with the EPA to discuss the draft notice.
Maddocks hosts first 'online' panel hearing
We recently facilitated the first “online” Panel hearing dealing with the redevelopment of the St Kilda Marina
Liability for water flows - liability regime comparison: Water Act 1989 and Water Bill 2014
The Water Bill 2014 clarifies and extends the existing statutory liability regime set out in the Water Act 1989