About Rachel

Rachel practises in all areas of property law for both public and private clients. She has developed particular expertise in advising local government and statutory authorities. In particular, Rachel provides advice in relation to acquisitions and disposals of land, leasing and licensing, roads law, easements, restrictive covenants, section 173 agreements, compulsory acquisitions, subdivisions and adverse possession.

Rachel’s broad experience enables her to adopt a commercial, client-focused approach to achieving each client’s desired outcomes.


  • Local Government
    • Acted for a council in the large-scale redevelopment of park reserve land, including advising on the discontinuance and vesting of roads, the removal of easements and covenants, adverse possession claims, and the subdivision and consolidation of various parcels of land.
    • Acted for a council in a key strategic land exchange with a State government body to facilitate a significant community redevelopment project, which included reviewing and negotiating complex interdependent contracts of sale.
    • Acted for a council on the lease and licence of Crown land, including drafting and negotiating various Crown land leases and licences for a council-managed sporting facility to multiple tenants for seasonal use.
  • Statutory Authorities/Water Authorities
    • Acted for a water authority in the acquisition of sewerage and water supply easements by compulsory acquisition and/or agreement from multiple private landowners to facilitate the installation and ongoing maintenance of infrastructure.
    • Acted for a water authority on the acquisition of land from a private landowner for the purpose of installing key infrastructure, including advising on Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution implications.
    • Acted for a statutory authority in the disposal of an off-the-plan property via an EOI process, including preparing the EOI and contract documentation and advising on the EOI process.

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