Property Development Series - Part 1: Site Acquisition and Planning Proposals

Date - 16 May 2018
Venue - Bartier Perry / Live webcast


In the current regulatory and economic environment, there are an ever increasing number of things to consider when embarking on a property development, big or small.  In this, the first of a three part property development series, we look at the first stage of the property development process.

From a legal perspective, one of the first steps is to ensure that the right way is chosen to document the acquisition of the interest in the land to be used for the development, which is generally by option agreement. A next important step is to manage the planning proposal process effectively to be able to utilise the land for the use envisaged.

In this session, Paul Mitchell, a planning expert with over 30 years’ experience in town planning, will lead a discussion on the dos and don’ts of pursuing planning proposals with a specific focus on spot rezoning proposals and related issues.

Following this, we will explore ways to effectively structure option agreements for property developments through an interactive Q&A session led by Dennis Loether, Bartier Perry’s head of Planning and Environment and involving Paul Mitchell, Melissa Potter, Bartier Perry’s head of property, and David Creais, Bartier Perry’s head of building & construction.  In this part of the session, we will be encouraging attendees to ask questions of the panel in real time as the discussion takes place.

Future parts of the series will focus on topical issues arising from:

  • Part 2: Building and Construction

  • Part 3: Strata, Leasing and Selling


Please feel free to extend this invitation to colleagues where appropriate.


5.45 PM Registration 
6.00 PM Presentation
7.00 PM Networking & refreshments


Bartier Perry - Level 10, 77 Castlereagh Street, Sydney


Free of charge


By 11 May - please specify if you will attend the seminar or view the webcast live from your computer.