The Land – Crowlands Wind Farm, Pyrenees Shire 

Our Client – Pacific Hydro; The Issue – Access to turbines via unused Government Roads

The Land – The ocean seabed off Barwon Heads

Our Client – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELPW); The issue – Governance of the sunken HMAS Canberra dive site

The Land – ‘Joint Management’ reserves in Gunaikurnai country

Our Client – the Knob Reserve Committee of Management; The Issue – Governance under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010

The Land – Victoria’s Coastal Reserves

Our Client – Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC); The Issue – How coastal erosion impacts legal title boundaries

The Land – South Melbourne Market

Our Client – City of Port Phillip; The Issue – Leases and Licence for Stallholders

The Land – 24k-long linear reserve, previously Melbourne’s main outfall sewer

Our Client – City of Wyndham; The Issue – Negotiating a governance regime involving Council, Melbourne Water and VicRoads

The Land – 500 community facilities across Geelong

Our Client – City of Greater Geelong; The Issue – A Community Use Strategy and a Governance Framework

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

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 

Richard O’Byrne

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

Fiona Sellars  

Training Course Manager

Fiona manages all our training courses, client liaison and subscriptions

Contact Fiona at 

Guest Course Presenters

Mark Bartley
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Nick Sissons
Senior Associate
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Bridgid Cowling
Special Counsel
Arnold Bloch Leibler