BA (UNE) LLB (Hons1) GradCertLegP (UTS) MTCP (Syd)
Pierre (Peter) has been working as a planner for over 30 years and has considerable experience in providing consulting services to both the private sector and on behalf of a number of government agencies. Pierre is the principal of the firm and is passionate about achievement of justice and equity for disadvantaged individuals and groups.
Pierre works in all areas of urban planning and local government law and particularly enjoys resolution of complex legal/planning issues with the objective of providing an outcome satisfactory to his client whilst at the same time consistent with the public interest. Pierre is a former Chair of the Scouts Australia Property Committee and a former member of the Scouts Australia Board of Directors. Pierre has qualifications in law, planning and geography. Pierre was admitted to practice law in 2002.
Ian is an experienced lawyer (specialising in local government law, environmental planning law, administrative law, and mental health law), educator and trainer. He has worked as a lawyer (for 37 years now) and manager (for many of those years) in the public and community sectors and in private practice, and has also had a long career as an academic in the abovementioned areas of law.
A member of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, Ian has lectured at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry to mental health workers for the past 12 years. He also lectured in law at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) for some 16 years.
An author, Ian’s books have been published in several countries, and some of his writings have been translated into languages other than English. He has written on the law, religion, psychology, philosophy, and the performing arts. His blog is read by thousands of people around the world each week.
Margaret is an expert in design drafting and graphic design and has many years experience in the property industry. Margaret has been employed by a variety of high profile planning and architectural firms.
Sophie holds a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UNE and a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development at UNSW.
Sophie’s experience commenced in Local Government where she spent 7 years as a Planner at a local Council. More recently she has been worked in the consultancy side of planning and enjoys assisting property owners in understanding what is possible on their land.
Ishara has succeeded in obtaining a sponsored position and has been employed as a Town Planner.
Ishara holds the degree of Master of Planning from Western Sydney University and an undergraduate degree majoring in Asian Studies, from the Asian University for Women.
Ishara is passionate about research relating to planning matters particularly urban renewal programs. Ishara has conducted a research project into the “Effects of Despatialisation on Public Places”. Ishara’s research focuses on the effects of urban renewal programs in Australia.
Ishara worked as an intern at JBA Urban Planning Consultants Pty Limited in North Sydney before graduation in 2015. Moreover, she was an intern at the Urban Research Centre at Western Sydney University. The Urban Research Centre conducts research regarding urban management and livability, including the challenges arising from social, economic and environmental change.
Ishara has also completed a number of international internship programs including at the University of Trento Italy, at Tata Elxsi Limited in Bangalore India, and at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Kolkata, India.