TAS | Environmental Consulting and the Law | Recent developments

Environmental Consulting and the Law | Recent developments

The Tasmanian Division of EIANZ invites you to join them for a full day seminar with keynote speaker Adrian Galasso and presentations from a variety of local practitioners on recent developments in environment consulting in Tasmania.

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Local presenters include:

  • Wes Ford, Director, Environment Protection Authority Tasmania
  • Dr Peter Volker, Director, Forest Practices Authority Tasmania

Meet the keynote speaker:

Adrian Galasso is a Senior Counsel based in New South Wales with over 25 years of experience in environment and planning law. Adrian has considerable experience advising proponents and regulatory authorities in planning merits appeal, environmental litigation and administrative law proceedings. Adrian has been listed in Doyles Guide's Leading Planning and Environment Barristers - Australia for the past 8 years, including recently listed as Planning and Environmental Lawyer of the Year in 2018 in Best Lawyers latest release.

Adrian has appeared as Counsel in two recent landmark Tasmanian decisions of:

  • Sultan Holdings Pty Ltd v John Fuglsang Developments Pty Ltd [2017] TASFC 14 in the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Tasmania which considered the interpretation of Schedule 2 (Level 2 activities) under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994; and
  • Huon Aquaculture Group Limited v Minister for the Environment [2018] FCA 1011 in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

The day will consist of the following 4 sessions:

Developments in Reserves / National Parks

Emma Riley:

Director, ERA Planning

Jess Feehely:

Principal lawyer, EDO Tasmania

Mark Bryce:

Manager Operations, Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

Recent developments in natural resource management

Andrew North:

North Barker Ecosystem Services

Astrid Ketelaar:

AK Consultants

Jeremy Richardson:

Senior Remediation Scientist, Australian Antarctic Division

Dr Peter Volker:

Sarah Wilson:

Director, Forest Practices Authority Tasmania

Planning and Environment, Page Seager Lawyers

Recent developments in Environmental Assessment

Sarah Fitzgerald:

Manager Planning and Environment for Tasmania, GHD

Adrian Galasso:

Senior Counsel

Wes Ford:

Director, Environment Protection Authority Tasmania

Recent developments in Land use planning

Anthony Spence:

Partner, Page Seager lawyers

Sophie Underwood:

Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania

Event details

When: 22 Oct 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Hobart Function and Conference Centre
1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart

Cost: $100 - EIANZ Members, $150, Non-members, $60 EIANZ Student members

Registrations Close: 19th Oct 18 8:00 PM

Places Available: 4

Contact: For event enquiries please contact For registration please contact EIANZ on or +61 3 8593 4140

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