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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … Continued

Terry Montebello Partner

Background

Terry specialises in planning law. He is an accredited expert in the areas of environment land and planning law and local government law and has been since October 1993. He has practised in the area of planning law for more than 20 years.

Terry is a recognised specialist in the industry and has been awarded the following rankings:

  • Ranked in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the category of Planning and Environment Law from 2013 – 2018.
  • Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Planning & Environment Lawyer in 2015 and 2016.
  • Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Planning & Environment Lawyer in 2012 and 2013.

Legal Expertise

  • Land development
  • Town planning

Relevant Experience

  • Extensively advising on town planning and land development for local government and state government authorities and private clients.
  • Advising on the Local Government Act 1989, the Planning & Environment Act 1987 and a range of other environment legislation.
  • Retained by the Victorian State Government to prepare an independent report on the amendments to the Planning and Environment Act concerning restrictive covenants.
  • Preparing agreements under planning legislation.
  • Numerous appearances before VCAT, independent panel hearings and hearings of advisory committees.