Development Engineering Seminar - Sydney 8 July 2019

9:00am Monday, 8 July 2019
5:00pm Monday, 8 July 2019
PD Workshops
McCullough Robertson Office
19 Martin Place MLC Centre Level 32
Sydney, New South Wales 2000


Sydney - 8 July 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 legislation and the application of them is essential for the 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  

A few minutes walk from Martin Place Train Station

TIMES: Please register at the Workshop by 8.45am. The program will commence promptly at 9.00 am and finish at 5.00 pm. Morning and afternoon teas and lunch provided.

ACCOMMODATIONOvernight accommodation is not provided for Delegates. You will need to organize your own accommodation if required. Accommodation is available at the venue.

WHAT TO BRINGNotebook and pens (Course Workbooks provided).

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.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

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Cancellations made by the registrant not less than 5 working days from commencement of the workshop/course will be able to transfer to the next available workshop/course or send a substitute.

A substitute delegate is allowable with written notification to, no less than 3 working days prior to the workshop.

Cancellation or non-attendance by the registrant at an alternative workshop/course will see the full course fee applied with no refund.

Cancellations by the registrant made under 5 working days from the workshop/course commencement date or non-attendance on the day will see the full course rate applied with no refund.

If IPWEA NSW cancels a course for any reason 5 working days’ notice will be provided by phone or email.

Registrants will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund.

IPWEA NSW will not be liable for any associated costs to the registrant or their organisation that may arise from the cancellation of any training event.  This includes travel costs and accommodation.