The Land: Melbourne Recital Centre

Our Client: Major Projects Victoria; The Issue: Authorisation of projections into airspace above roads

The Land: Murray River frontage at Mildura

Our Client: Places Victoria; The Issue: Assembly of land parcels for redevelopment

The Land: Coasts, Lakes and Rivers across Victoria

Our Client: Department of Transport, Planning & Local Infrastructure; The Issue: Governance of recreational boating facilities

The Land: Lake Boga

Our Client: Goulburn-Murray Water; The issue: Strategy for managing 140 illegal encroachments

The Land: Anywhere that people congregate

Our Client: Victorian Environmental Assessment Council; The Issue: What makes Melbourne ‘liveable’?

The Land: Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Our Client: Lend Lease on behalf of Myers Pty Ltd; The Issue: Acquisition of rights to airspace for pedestrian bridge

About Us


Our Values


We believe in…

  • Environmental Sustainability - The development and use of public land must not jeopardise its values for future generations
  • The Public Interest - The planning and management of public land must ultimately be in the best public interest
  • Sound Governance - The governance of public land must reflect and respect community views, standards and expectations
  • Learning & Teaching - Professionals who work in areas related to public land should pass on their knowledge and experience
 

Our Clients


Urban and Rural Councils
Statutory Authorities
Government Departments
Property Professionals

 

Our Services


One-day Training Courses
Professional Certificates
Accredited CPD
Consultancy Advice
Retainer Agreements

 

Our People

David Gabriel-Jones

Principal
Qualifications in Public Policy and Engineering

David is our principal consultant and author of our Training Courses

Senior Policy Office, DELWP
Advisor to the Cain and Kirner Governments
Engineer, VicRoads

Contact David at dgj@publicland.com.au 

Grant Arnold

Associate
Qualifications in Business (Property)
 
Grant is a senior consultant who specialises in planning-related issues affecting public land.
 
Manager, Statutory Planning, DSE
Manager Agriculture Industry Policy, DPI
 
Contact Grant at grant@publicland.com.au

Richard O’Byrne

Associate
Qualifications in Town and Regional Planning

Richard is a senior consultant who specialises in engagements relating to community use of public land

Manager, Bays and Marine, Parks Victoria

Contact Richard at richard@publicland.com.au

Jacqui Talbot 

Training Manager

Qualifications in Business (Management)

 

Jacqui manages all our training courses, client liaison and subscriptions

 

Executive Assistant, Parks Victoria


Contact Jacqui at jacqui@publicland.com.au 
 
Guest Course Presenters

Astrid Di Carlo
Senior Associate
Russell Kennedy, Lawyers

Karen Hayes
Coordinator Council Property
Property Manager, City of Yarra

David Yarrow BSc, LLB, LLM, MSc
A barrister with extensive experience in the law relating to Indigenous Australians