About Terry

Terry is a Law Institute of Victoria accredited expert in the areas of environment land and planning law and local government law. His areas of practice include all facets of planning law, including areas of statutory planning and strategic planning, environmental law and planning scheme amendments.

Terry regularly appears before Planning Panels Victoria (PPV), VCAT and advisory committees. He has appeared in many panels concerning growth areas and is intimately familiar with the full range of issues that arise in planning growth areas. These include infrastructure funding or development contributions, public open space funding, transport planning, cultural heritage, drafting schedules for VPP planning controls for effective implementation of Precinct Structure Plans and drafting s 173 agreements for a wide variety of planning matters. Terry has also appeared in a wide range of other planning panels dealing with, for example, Public Open Space strategy implementation, Cultural Heritage Review Implementation, and Public Acquisition Overlay implementation. He is a skilled advocate.

Terry is recommended by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023) guide for his work in Environment & Planning.


  • Planning

    Extensively advising on town planning and land development for local government and state government authorities and private clients.

  • Environment

    Advising on the Local Government Act 1989, the Planning & Environment Act 1987 and a range of other environment legislation.

  • Planning & environment

    Retained by the Victorian State Government to prepare an independent report on the amendments to the Planning & Environment Act 1987 concerning restrictive covenants.

  • Planning

    Preparing agreements under planning legislation.

  • Dispute, resolution & litigation

    Numerous appearances before VCAT, independent panel hearings and hearings of advisory committees.

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