Scott has been working in the construction and development industry for over 17 years. Scott holds a degree in Construction Management (Queensland University of Technology) and also holds an Open Builders Licence. Scott was awarded a student exchange scholarship to complete the final semester of his studies at Oxford Brookes University in England.
His diverse knowledge of the construction and development industries stem from his local and international experiences in both site and office-based management roles in large construction companies. Scott has previously worked with Consolidated Properties Group, Hutchinson Builders, Pradella Constructions and Chorus Group in London.
His attributes and skill set compliment the Development Directive team bringing a fresh approach to Project Management focusing on strong communication and astute financial practice. Scott’s significant site experience and successful delivery of large scale projects have built a diverse skill set, including project management, technical direction, statutory responsibility, value management and operational leadership.
Scott spent the first 12 years of his career working in the construction industry both in Australia and England and has been responsible for delivering a diverse range of projects across all sectors.
Director (LL.B; BRTP)
Lachlan Macgregor has both legal and town planning qualifications. Lachlan has been working in the property development sector for 5 years. In this time Lachlan has worked in a legal role (planning and environment), as a development management consultant, and a tutor at the University of Queensland for Infrastructure Planning.
In this time, Lachlan has gained experience in securing a number of complex and high profile development approvals in Queensland and New South Wales. He has developed a critical knowledge for government process and decision making particularly to do with plan-making, planning and environmental approvals, infrastructure charging, infrastructure agreements, land rating and land resumption.
Lachlan has worked closely with the private sector in the development of a number of projects, including residential sub-divisions, master-planned communities, industrial sub-division and retail centres. In recent times, Lachlan has developed a specialised understanding for the development of Manufactured Homes Parks/Estates.
Lachlan is also experienced in development due diligence and development management and is astute in development feasibility and risk analysis, development programming and cost tracking.
Peter Macgregor holds both planning and legal qualifications. Peter has over 50 years experience in property development, working as a solicitor in planning and environmental law, a development consultant, a university lecturer and as a developer himself.
Peter has a strong track record for securing difficult and complex development approvals at all levels of government and assisting in the delivery of those projects.
During his time as a solicitor Peter ran many appeals in Queensland for developers, councils and objector groups. He acted for developers of large scale master planned communities on the Sunshine Coast, Central Queensland and in Brisbane. Peter has also provided specific advices on large scale commercial and industrial projects impacted by environmental constraints.
In recent years Peter has managed legal and professional consultant teams through two major appeals in northern New South Wales (Casuarina Beach and the early approvals on the Salt development land). He has also managed a legal team through an appeal for Metroplex Westgate Brisbane, a commercial and industrial masterplanned project in Wacol. This appeal addressed economic need, environmental matters, wildlife management, traffic issues, infrastructure charges and urban design. The appeal addressed complicated legal issues and after a lengthy hearing in the Planning & Environment Court was finally determined by the Court of Appeal.
Peter has also worked with the State on major projects that have either been called in or in which the state has had a particular interest.
He also has significant experience in dealing with local government process, particularly in infrastructure provision, charging and developer contribution negotiation, land resumption and control of local government actions.
Peter has acted for many landholders affected by resumption by DTMR,Council, and Energex.His major success has been in negotiating favourable outcomes for owners and his experience includes appeals in the Land Court,Land Appeal Court, and the Court of Appeal.