Insights from the NSW Land and Environment Court

22 October 2019

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the NSW Land and Environment Court and its relevance to architects with Chris Shaw and Tim Horton on 27 November.

Our first event in May showed the breadth and depth there was to cover in this topic, leading to many questions and much discussion, and a commitment to run a follow-on event. A summary of our previous event can be read here.

On Wednesday 27 November, we will keep the conversation going, continuing to explore the additional advice and insights our speakers have to offer. Once again, Chris Shaw and Tim Horton promise to deliver an informative presentation extending across a number of topics including:

  • The value of understanding the remit and structure of the Court – its objects, the LEC Act and parts of the EPA Act and Regs;
  • Resolution through conciliation and the role architects can play in arriving at alternatives;
  • Obligations of architects in preparing documents on which the Court relies; and
  • Thoughts on Good Design in the Act, policy and environmental planning instruments, with reference to the Court’s Planning principles

Our Speakers

Tim Horton was appointed a Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court in November 2018. An awarded architect and life-long observer of politics, Tim got his chance to bring his interest in policy and design together when, at the age of 36, he was appointed by the South Australian Premier to advise on design, planning and development. He has served as the Registrar of the NSW Architects Registration Board, Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects, Chair of the National Practice Committee of the Institute, member of the Australian Government’s Built Environment Industry Innovation Council and member of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network Management Board.

Chris Shaw is the Principal of Shaw Reynolds Lawyers. He is recognised as a leading expert in planning, local government and environmental law. He has provided representation on projects in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia, with clients including local and state government bodies, corporations and individuals. He regularly appears in the NSW Land and Environment Court, the Supreme Court of NSW and regularly lectures on local government planning and environmental law.


6pm for 6.15pm start
Wednesday 27 November 2019


Redfern Town Hall
73 Pitt Street


Members  $45
Non-Members  $55
Light refreshments included


2 formal points
AACA competencies – Documentation, Project Delivery


By Monday 25 November 2019


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