Peter Psaltis - Principal

Peter Psaltis

Environment & Planning
Local Government
Property, Construction, Infrastructure & Development

Direct number:+61 8 8210 1297
Mobile:+61 4 3218 4869


  • Town planning
  • Environment protection
  • Development
  • Site contamination
  • Land division
  • Native vegetation
  • Building/fire safety
  • Regulated trees
  • Heritage conservation
  • Environmental prosecutions
  • Compulsory acquisition 
  • Development agreements
Peter has a reputation as one of the leading environment, development and planning lawyers in South Australia.
After being admitted to legal practice in 1998, Peter worked at the Crown Solicitor’s Office where he acted as an in-house lawyer for the Environment Protection Authority.
Peter then moved to a specialist environment and development firm where he acted for the development industry in development, town planning, environment and natural resource management matters.
In 2009, Peter joined Norman Waterhouse Lawyers as a partner in the Environment and Planning Team.
In that capacity, Peter advises and represents local government and private clients in his areas of specialty, namely, town planning and development, land management, environment protection, site contamination, compulsory acquisition, property and infrastructure.
In 2014, Peter was promoted to the position of Team Leader of the Property, Infrastructure and Development team at Norman Waterhouse, in which capacity he leads a team of 7 lawyers practicing in these areas.
Peter appears regularly as counsel in the Environment, Resources and Development Court in planning and development appeals, enforcement matters and environmental matters. He has also appeared, and represents clients, in the Supreme Court of South Australia in judicial review and appellate matters.
Peter lectures and tutors Environmental Law topics in the University of Adelaide/ Law Society of South Australia Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice course.