After being admitted to practice in 1998, Peter worked at the Crown Solicitor’s Office where he was assistant to the Solicitor-General (Brad Selway QC), and then an in-house lawyer for the Environment Protection Authority.
He moved to a specialist environment and development firm, where he acted for that the firm’s private sector, developer and institutional clients in town planning, environment and natural resource management matters.
In 2009, Peter joined Norman Waterhouse as a Partner, now Principal, in the Environment and Planning Team.
In that capacity, Peter advises and represents government and private clients in his areas of specialty, including town planning and development, land management, environment protection, site contamination, compulsory acquisition, property and infrastructure related matters.
Peter appears regularly as counsel in the Environment, Resources and Development Court in planning and development appeals, enforcement matters and environmental matters. He has also appeared, and represents clients, in the Supreme Court of South Australia in judicial review and appellate matters.
Peter also lectures and tutors Environmental Law topics in the University of Adelaide / Law Society of South Australia Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice course.
- Town Planning
- Environment protection
- Site contamination
- Land division
- Native vegetation
- Building/fire safety
- Regulated trees
- Heritage conservation
- Environmental prosecutions/defence
- Compulsory acquisition
- Development agreements
- Community land
- Local government
- Judicial review
- Doyle's Guide: Leading Practitioner, Planning & Environment 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Peter's Areas of Practice
Environment & Regulatory Services
We are as committed as our clients to the proper regulation and protection of the environment, public spaces, public health, and the comfort and safety of South Australian communities.
Property, Development & Construction
Our team have an extensive knowledge of, and exceptional capability in, property law, development, construction and conveyancing practice, derived from over 100 years of experience working with the firm’s diverse client base.
Property, Development & Conveyancing
Our team have extensive knowledge, and exceptional capability, in property law, development, construction and conveyancing practice, derived from 100 years of experience working with a firm’s diverse client base.
Property & Conveyancing
Norman Waterhouse has an extensive knowledge of, and exceptional capability, in property law, development, construction and conveyancing practice, derived from 100 years of experience working with the firm’s diverse client base.