In which the court considered the interaction between development and public authority works and environmental law.
Which concerned a challenge to the validity of a development consent.
In which he successfully defended a prosecution for carrying out development without consent. Arguments centred on existing use rights and statutory interpretation.
In which he appeared for the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust in defending a challenge to the consent to demolish Allianz Stadium.
In which he appeared for the Council in proceedings concerning the Exempt and Complying Development SEPP and its interaction with fire safety orders.
Michael has advised RMS on the State and Commonwealth environmental approvals required for major projects, such as Pacific Highway upgrade, North West Transitway, Erskine Park Link Road Network, Cross City Tunnel, Bognor Bypass and Eastern Distributor. This included advising on new legislation and delegated legislation.
Michael has also appeared in several important planning law cases, including: