Jamie Botten / Special Counsel
LLB, Grad Dip Urban and Regional Planning
Throughout his 36 years experience as a lawyer Jamie has specialised in property development, infrastructure, environmental and local government law. In particular, Jamie has extensive experience covering the preparation and management of applications for development and environmental authorisations, preparing and negotiating infrastructure agreements, site contamination matters, local and State built form heritage, Aboriginal heritage, the preparation and management of re-zoning submissions, the conduct of planning and other appeals, defending planning and environmental prosecutions and enforcement proceedings, and judicial review proceedings.
Jamie represents clients in the Environment, Resources & Development Court and other courts and tribunals. In addition, he regularly represents clients at meetings of statutory authorities such as local councils, the Development Assessment Commission and Native Vegetation Council.
Jamie has held executive positions in a variety of professional associations, including President of the National Environment Law Association (SA Division), the Regional Executive of the Housing Industry Association (SA Division) and the Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA). He has also chaired the UDIA’s Planning Committee, and been a member of the South Australian Economic Development Board’s Planning and Development Working Group.
Jamie also served on the State Government appointed Planning and Development Review Steering Committee, which in 2008 delivered a major Report to the Minister for Urban Development and Planning for the consideration of Cabinet. That Report, which was endorsed by Cabinet, led to (amongst other things) the development of the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.
Widely regarded as a leader in property development and environmental law, Jamie has presented numerous papers at seminars hosted by, amongst others, NELA, the Planning Education Foundation, Planning Institutes of Australia, the Planning Institute of Australia (SA Division), Institute of Architects (SA), the Local Government Association and the Law Society of South Australia.