Development Engineers Seminar - Sydney 8 May 2019

When:  May 8, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (AEST)
Associated with  New South Wales
Sydney 8 May 2019

This one day seminar is intended for Development Engineers and Local Government representatives. This seminar has been developed to enhance participants’ skills and knowledge to carry out assessment of building and development proposals. It also seeks to deliver updates on integral NSW legislation including the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, the Local Government Act and Roads Act.
Familiarity with the above legislations and the application of them is essential fo rthe Development Engineer to effectively and efficiently go about their day to day duties.


There are a number of areas where greater knowledge or even a different perspective is required or would be beneficial in order to provide more confidence or guidance to the Development Engineers.

- Clarity of Obligations
- Sharing of experiences challenges and solutions.
- Ongoing networks and facilitation.

Topics Covered
​PCA / Certifying Authority – legislation, roles, responsibilities and requirements for Council and privately appointed certifiers.

Land & Environment Court practice and procedure. The role of the engineer in Land and Environment Court proceedings, obligations to the Court, Court rule and relevant case law examining the role of Council Officers in the Court process.

Matters to be assessed by development Engineers in development applications, construction certificates, S138 applications, S68 applications, subdivion certificates.

Defects, easements and rights of carriageway

Presenters: Peter Cassilles and Kate Swain

Peter Cassilles
Peter has over 40 years experience in all facets of engineering including investigation, design, construction and maintenance of civil, structural, hydraulic and public health engineering; traffic engineering, asset management and project and contract management. Peter is currently Director of Cassilles Civil Pty Ltd which has been established for 10 years with clients including Camden, Woollahra, Lane Cove, Manly, Holroyd, Waverly and North Sydney Councils. His company specialises in Project and Contract management. Prior to this enterprise he was employed as Deputy Engineer at the now amalgamated Drummoyne Council and Director of Works at Wollondilly Council. In addition he has also worked in private enterprise for 4 years between these two (2) appointments.

Kate Swain -  Lawyer, McCullough Robertson Lawyers
Kate is a senior member of McCullough Robertson’s Planning and Environment team.  She has experience in providing complex legal advice in relation to a breadth of environmental, planning, development and local government issues.  Kate has assisted with various litigation matters in the Land and Environment Court, in particular Classes 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8 matters as well as judicial review proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Court of Appeal.

​Who should attend?
Development Engineers, Design Engineers, Construction Engineers
Planners, Maintenance Engineers,Traffic Engineers, Project Managers  

Venue Map click here 

      McCullough Robertson Office
MLC Centre
Level 32, 19 Maretin Place
Sydney NSW 2000

      Wednesday 8 May 2019

      9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Payment by credit card
(Visa or Mastercard) or purchase order


IPWEA NSW will provide suitable learning experiences and opportunities for all students. The learning environment will take account of the different characteristics of students and their varying cultural and educational backgrounds. All students have ready access to IPWEA NSW’s Student Handbook which contains a clear, consistent, rational and understandable summary of the organisation’s policies and procedures. 


McCullough Robertson Office
Level 32, MLC Centre
19 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000


Elsie Pathmanathan
02 8267 3008