Daniel has extensive expertise in environment and planning law, gained from working with the NSW Government, as well as private sector entities in the real estate, energy and resources, and infrastructure sectors. This expertise spans strategic planning and applications for project approvals, as well as compliance and regulatory investigations. He also has a deep knowledge on matters relating to land access, acquisition and compensation matters, at both the front-end and post-acquisition in litigation.
Daniel draws his expertise and approach to problem solving from his diverse background and experience. Having built up academic credentials working at a legal publishing company, and completing his Master of Laws, he has transitioned those skills into applied law over the past eight years, working with private and public clients and understanding the nuances in the drivers of each.
Daniel's experience includes:
- advising NSW Health Infrastructure in relation to planning and land acquisition strategies for the construction of the Prince of Wales Hospital expansion and the new Tweed Valley Hospital
- advising AGL Energy on the planning and environmental issues arising from the operation and development of power generating infrastructure, including Bayswater, Liddell, Loy Yang and Torrens plants, and Silverton wind farm
- working with the Art Gallery of NSW team to obtain planning approval for the Sydney Modern Project, partly on land leased from the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
- advising Yancoal on the planning and environmental risks associated with the $3.2 billion acquisition of the Hunter Valley Operations and Mount Thorley/Warkworth mines from Rio Tinto
- working with Roads and Maritime Services on various road projects, including NorthConnnex, WestConnex, Mulgoa Road and The Northern Road expansions, advising on compulsory acquisition and representing in legal proceedings
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from Macquarie University. He also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. He is admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.