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Philip Bisset is a town planning and property development expert with more than 20 years’ experience, including work as a qualified town planner before commencing legal practice. The combination of his expert legal qualifications and his town planning experience enables him to work seamlessly with a diverse range of expert consultants.
His experience spans the residential and commercial property, retirement villages and aged care and tourism and leisure sectors.
He specialises in the provision of advice on a range of infrastructure, retail, mixed-use, commercial, residential and coastal projects. He has worked on planning and development approvals, environmental assessments, and advises in regard to a broad range of issues, such as land use regulation, heritage and liquor licensing.
Philip has extensive experience as a solicitor advocate or counsel, or as junior counsel to specialist planning Queen's Counsel, in a range of planning and environmental jurisdictions.
Philip authors alerts for clients on environment and planning developments and issues in Victoria.
He is a member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association, the Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria.
Practice Note PNPE9 will have major consequences for any permit applicant seeking to amend plans in a VCAT proceeding.
On 31 May 2011, the Victorian Government introduced the Planning and Environment Amendment (Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution) Bill 2011 (Bill) into the Victorian Parliament. The Bill, if passed, will amend the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) (Act).