The planning appeals regime has undergone radical change, most notably in Queensland through the introduction of cost provisions, a push to assisted mediation prior to hearings and the Building and Development Committees.
Urban Strategies is proud of its success in efficiently negotiating even the most sensitive development applications through the appeals process, reducing the expense and time of appeals.
We are pleased to say that we settle a significant proportion of appeals prior to hearing or at the meeting of experts. However, we have the expertise and experience to give expert evidence in the Planning and Environment Court and Land Court if necessary, and to represent clients before the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee.
In addition, John Panaretos is an Experienced Referee appointed by the Minister for Housing and Public Works, to the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees and is regularly appointed as Chair of the Committee to hear appeals.