Kristy has been working within the development industry for over twenty years, as a clerk and later solicitor at a Cairns law firm, practicing primarily in planning and environment, local government, business conveyancing, leasing and general commercial matters, and later as a planner / associate with a major development consultancy. In these roles, Kristy was involved in the provision of strategic planning and development advice to clients regarding projects in North Queensland, Central Queensland, the Cape and Torres Strait Islands, South Australia, Western Australia and the United States.
Gilvear Planning was established by Kristy in 2009. Since establishing the business, Kristy has been engaged by local authorities, private sector and publicly listed landowners to provide strategic, development assessment and general advisory services.
Kristy has been involved in projects across a variety of sectors including industrial, retail, residential and rural. In addition, she has provided advice on a range of non-traditional development projects, including land exchanges, acquisitions, public consultation exercises, relocation of community facilities, submissions regarding changes to planning schemes and policy, and access to and use of water resources. Kristy has a particular focus on providing planning and approvals management advice, including ongoing operational compliance advice, to quarry and large agri-business operators.
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