Frances, Wing Yee Tse | Special Counsel
- MEL – university of sydney
- BSc LLB – university of new south wales
- Planning & development
- Development contributions VPAs & value capture
- Environment climate change & natural resources
- Crown land management & native title
- Public sector property
- Public asset management
Frances has been practicing in the field of local government, planning and environment law since her graduation from Bachelor of Laws in 2007. Frances also holds a Masters of Environmental Law from the University of Sydney.
Frances has experience in providing advice in relation to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to including advice on characterisation and permissibility of development, validity of consents and planning instruments, assessment processes and infrastructure and development contributions (including section 7.11 (formerly s94) and voluntary planning agreements).
Frances has assisted in the negotiating and drafting of a vast number of planning agreements and works-in-kind agreements for local councils and developers. She has also assisted in the provision of advice to local councils and developers on such agreements and the registration of planning agreements.
Frances has experience in property and conveyancing and regularly works on matters involving the management of council and Crown land, including advice on classification and sale of Council land under the Local Government Act 1993 and the management of Council managed Crown land under the Crown Lands Management Act 2016 and drafting of associated agreements and deeds.
Frances also has experience in advising Councils on their obligations under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Frances’ local government experience includes advices in relation to code of conduct, council meeting procedure, tendering issues and access to information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.
Frances was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW in 2007 and is also admitted to the High Court of Australia.
In 2015, Frances was recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Planning & Environment law as governed by the Law Society of NSW specialist accreditation board.