Scott Stewart

Partner
Real Estate and Commercial | Planning and Environment

“Our clients shape our cities and regions – we help them to achieve these outcomes by partnering with them from initial due diligence to completion: we are with them every step of the way.”

Scott Stewart is a leading planning and environmental law specialist who practices in Queensland and Victoria and provides advice to clients throughout Australia.

Scott has been a managing partner and group leader of multiple specialist teams including as director of his own full-service firm, and National and International firms, including the world’s largest listed legal business.

 

EXPERTISE

Scott’s expertise includes:

  • planning and environmental law – litigious and advisory;
  • property development;
  • due diligence, site acquisition and approval strategy advice;
  • statutory agreements;
  • environmental audits;
  • planning and environmental prosecutions;
  • “whole of project” assistance and co-ordination of specialist teams;
  • compulsory acquisition;
  • liquor and gaming; and
  • heritage law.

 

EXPERIENCE

As a leader of legal teams across property, planning and construction, Scott has broad industry experience within the planning practice area, including residential, industrial, retail, energy, education and transport with a particular focus of acting for builders and developers.

Scott has acted in many of Australia’s largest development projects including shopping centres, office towers, cinemas, resorts, restaurants, power stations, transport and logistics, infrastructure, sporting and entertainment complexes, subdivisions, student housing, higher density housing and industrial premises.

Companies he has advised have developed billions of dollars of investment into the economy including:

  • major retailers including ALDI, Coles, Myer and Woolworths;
  • private and public companies such as Abacus, Amart, AMP, Arno Corporation, Australian Unity, Australian Property Network, Becton, Boral, Bunnings, Cargill, CBUS, Colonial First State, Devine, Grollo/Grocon, GPT, Hudson Conway, Lamb Weston, Lendlease, Linfox, Milemaker Petroleum, McDonald’s, Macquarie Bank, McMullin Group, MFS, Peet Ltd, Pask Group, Pelligra Group, Piccolo, Prime Equity, Ray Group, Rialto Joint Venture, SMA Projects, Stamoulis Group, TabCorp, Villawood, Walker Corporation and Wilbow;
  • statutory and government bodies such as Australia Post, Department of Infrastructure, Department of Transport, Public Transport Victoria, Port of Melbourne Corporation, VicUrban/Docklands and VicRoads; and
  • asian investment and development entities including Amazon, JD Group, R&F, CEL Manors Gate, VIP, Far East, East Asia Group, SC Land, Spacious Group and Golden Asset/Growland.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Practising law since 1997
Bachelor of laws (Hons) – Queensland University of Technology
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Accredited Specialist in Planning & Environmental Law (LIV since 2001)