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.
Tia Gao holds a master’s degree in Planning from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a bachelor’s degree majoring in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM).
During hers bachelor’s study in Malaysia, Tia joined a “Heritage Programme”. The Heritage Programme was focused on methods of retaining heritage items in Malaysia under the ‘’Modern Planning Legislation’’.
Tia also has some working experience as a Town Planner in China, both at local council level and also with a private company. In total Tia spent eight months working at the Urban Planning & Design Institute of Hebei (a local council) as a Junior Town Planner and four months’ working at the North Engineering Design Institute Co. Ltd as a Town Planner. Tia’s international experience stands her in good stead for tackling local planning issues.