Scott Macgregor

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.


Lachlan Macgregor
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
senior consultant

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 master-planned 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.

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Patrick Kortum
project manager

Patrick recently joined the Development Directive team bringing with him 9 years construction experience. He started his career working as a site foreman for a Gold Coast based construction company before moving into a Contracts Administration role at Hutchinson Builders. Patrick has spent the last 5 years assisting Hutchinson Builders with the delivery of large-scale complex projects ($90m+).

Whilst working as a Contracts Administrator Patrick has dealt with managing budgets, forecasting costs, procurement, subcontract tendering & letting, administering the head contract and developing new ways to value manage construction and supply methodology.

Patrick’s vast project experience has ranged from the Corporate Games Office fit-out, Tilt Panel construction for Masters Home Improvement at Nerang, Townhouse Developments within Varsity Lakes, Modular School Facility construction within Benowa, Residential Aged Care Facilities at Tweed Heads, Medical Pathology for Sullivan Nicolaides, Spire Apartments high-rise apartment buildings in Brisbane, Student One the world tallest student accommodation building in Brisbane and the delivery of West Village for Sekisui House.

Patrick’s extensive industry experience underpins Development Directive ethos to deliver exceptional projects on time and on budget.


steve o’leary
town planning consultant

Steve holds a Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning with over 10 years industry experience as an Approvals Consultant and Planning Project Manager. Steve has worked extensively with planning processes and legislation within Queensland, advocating on behalf of Client’s with council’s and State government bodies. Prior to joining Development Directive, Steve ran his own consulting business for several years.

His client management skills and knowledge of planning legislation, frameworks and development assessment are valuable in undertaking various planning and property projects across multiple property sectors and included acquisition/disposals, tendering, design, construction and operation. These include complex issues such as Ministerial designations, project exemptions, approvals scheduling and risk identification/mitigation.

Steve also specialises in detailed due diligence reports, identifying value capture opportunities, site constraints, infrastructure contributions and development time frames, preparation of development applications, management of consultants and the assessment, negotiation and appeal process. Steve has successfully obtained numerous development approvals across a wide range of projects from simple two lot subdivisions, to townhouses, high rise units, large scale master planned subdivisions, through to child care centres and emergency services.


Rebecca Mayne
town planner

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Urban Development with majors in Urban and Regional Planning and Property Economics from the Queensland University of Technology and is currently undertaking a Masters of Project Management. Rebecca has been working in the property industry for the past 3 years in local and state government and recently in the private sector.

During her time at Brisbane City Council, Rebecca was part of the major projects team, gaining experience in project initiation, consultancy engagement for design, development application processes and delivery and capitalisation of assets. Project examples include Mt Coot-the Zipline, New district park Ascot, Hanlon Park redevelopment and Koala Research Centre.

Rebecca has also worked on a range of projects from greenspace development, emergency facilities, tourist attractions as well as residential development in her time as a planner and has had numerous experiences in seeing projects through from inception to delivery.