Clause 4.6 Variations

Date - 19 June 2018
Venue - Bartier Perry

PIA Bartier Perry Insight Series 

Our expert panel will take you through all aspects of clause 4.6 Variations. Each presenter will be passing on their view point and experience to assist you in understanding how determining authorities interpret and apply clause 4.6 variations. To fully embrace the topic, we have assembled for this seminar:

  • Leading planner David Ryan from City Plan Services;

  • Respected urban designer Russell Olsson from Olsson & Associates; and

  • The knowledgeable planning barrister, Dr James Smith from Martin Place Chambers

Collectively, our speakers will help you to understand what makes a compelling clause 4.6 variation, when it should be used, and how are consent authorities, including the Courts, assessing them.


Target Audience

Planners, Architects, Developers and Designers


Guest speakers

David Ryan - City Plan Services: David is a qualified Town Planner and Lawyer with over 35 years’ experience at senior levels in local government and private practice (planning and law). He is a former President of the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Associate Member of the Law Society of NSW and a Certified Practicing Planner. David is a member or former member of District and Local Planning Panels and Design review panels Parramatta, Liverpool, Lake Macquarie and Hawkesbury Councils. 

Russell Olsson - Olsson & Associates: Specialising in urban design, urban housing and community buildings Russell is a registered architect and urban designer with extensive experience in Australia and overseas. Russell has worked in Sydney, Paris, Canberra and Adelaide on major urban design and architectural projects. His office has prepared city centre planning controls for Central Sydney, Parramatta, Adelaide and Canberra. LEP and DCPs for town centres include Hurstville, Kogarah, Gordon, Gladesville and St Ives.

Dr James Smith - Martin Place Chambers: has been advising and representing both private and public sector clients in the areas of planning, environment, property and local government law for approximately 15 years. In 2005 James completed a PhD in environmental hydrogeochemistry and has since published material in a number of international journals and textbooks. He regularly provides guest lectures in environment and planning law at the University of NSW and Macquarie University, both to undergraduate and postgraduate students.


5.30 - 6.00pm Registration & refreshments
6.00 - 7.30pm Panel discussion
7.30 - 8.00pm Networking & refreshments


Bartier Perry - Level 10, 77 Castlereagh Street, Sydney


PIA Members - $65
Non Members - $95
PIA Students - $36