Kristin Richardson

Special Counsel

About Kristin

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. Kristin regularly appears at VCAT and Planning Panels as a solicitor advocate for government clients. Her advocacy work involves both legal and planning issues.

Kristin has been recognised as a Rising Star for Planning and Environment in Doyle’s Guide, and was most recently named in the 2022 Best Lawyers, ‘Ones to Watch’ category.


  • Statutory Planning

    Kristin has worked on a range of statutory planning matters for state and local government clients including large-scale residential, commercial and mixed use developments, community recreational facilities and developments in health and education precincts.

  • Strategic Planning

    Kristin has been involved in a number of significant strategic planning projects for local government clients, including the application of built form controls in major activity centres, the application of heritage controls, and the rezoning and master planning of school sites.

  • Heritage

    Kristin has acted for local government clients in numerous Planning Panel and Heritage Council hearings involving the application of state or local heritage controls to significant heritage places.

  • Cultural Heritage

    Kristin has been involved in several VCAT applications concerning cultural heritage management plans.

  • Environment

    Kristin advises local government clients on a range of environmental issues, including land contamination and remedial notices.

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