Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
Peter was appointed to a position of Senior Development Planner with Wyong Shire Council in 1993 and was assigned to the assessment and project management of the construction of the new Westfield Shoppingtown at Tuggerah. This involved daily interaction with Westfields to ensure the smooth transition of a greenfields site into a major regional shopping.
“Peter Fryar has been known to me since I assumed responsibility for the development management of Westfield Shoppingtown Tuggerah during September 1994. The development of our regional shopping centre required the fast track design, approval and construction of more than 60,000 square metres of retail space developed over a 21 hectare site. During the development period the Development consent was modified several times to reflect our changing design. On each occasion Peter was able to evaluate and form a professional opinion which was always founded on a correct and proper assessment of the arguments. I have enjoyed our professional relationship and hold Peter in the highest regard as a talented Town Planner with high personal standards and the utmost integrity.”
Greg Thompson, Westfield Developments
Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath
A key project Peter worked on was an application to Blue Mountains City Council for the refurbishment and upgrade of the Hydro Majestic. Peter’s role involved the co-ordination of a team of consultants in areas such as Heritage, traffic management, bushfire, ecology and architects in the preparation of a Development Application to Council.Peter also prepared a detailed Statement of Environmental Effects and Visual analysis for the project. The process included the preparation of briefs for Consultants and engagement of firms on behalf of the client. Discussions and negotiations were also undertaken with Council at an Officer and political level.The project ultimately gained development consent .
Tuggerah Business Park
The Terrace Tower Group during the 1990s developed the Tuggerah Business Park, a 50 hectare industrial site.The project was completed in 2002 and was a significant business initiative for the region. Peter was involved in the project from the initial concept stage to overseeing and managing approvals for individual developments within the Business Park.
Expansion of a Sand Quarry at Broken Head
The Hon. Craig Knowles, Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, and Minister for Housing, established a Commission of Inquiry into the environmental aspects of the proposed extension of the Batson Sand and Gravel Quarry.The Minister became responsible for determining the development application. The development application sought approval for the extraction of 3 million bank cubic metres of resource over a 27 year period, processing plant operation, enlargement of services and water management structures, construction of a haul route and tunnel, rehabilitation of affected areas and clearing of 10.8 ha of native vegetation, nearly half of which is claimed to be disturbed.
Peter represented Byron Shire Council through the course of the Inquiry and presented the primary submission to the Inquiry on behalf of the Council.
Materials Recycling Facility – Part 3A Application
This project had been approved by the Minister for Planning under Part 3A of the Act. Peter acted for a client who sought to rely upon the development consent to establish the operations on the site at Chester Hill. Peter’s role involved the preparation of briefs and engagement of a team of consultants to assist in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment under Section 75W of the Act to modify the consent to suit the client’s operations. A team of consultants including Traffic, Acoustics, Soil and Water management worked with Peter in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) which was submitted to the Department of Planning. Peter liaised with the Department and various Government Authorities to gain the approval which was ultimately granted.
NSW Land and Environment Court
As a Consultant Planner, representation of Parramatta, Ashfield, Hurstville, Hornsby, Great Lakes and Muswellbrook Shire Councils as an Expert Witness in the Land and Environment Court on various Class 1 Appeals Undertaken ‘Joint Conferencing’ on matters, prepared Statements of Facts and Contentions and Joint Expert Reports. As a Consultant Planner, representation of numerous clients as an Expert Witness in the Land and Environment Court on various Class 1 Appeals. As an employee of numerous Councils, representation in various Class1,4 & 5 matters in the Land and Environment Court