Gavin Leydon - Principal

Gavin  Leydon

Environment & Planning
Local Government

Direct number:+61 8 8210 1225
Mobile:+61 4 1986 9439


  • Town planning and land use law
  • Environmental law
  • Administrative law
Gavin leads the firm’s Planning and Environment team and is a specialist in property development, urban and regional planning, environmental and administrative law. He has focussed on advising and representing private industry and the firm’s significant local government client base.
Gavin provides strategic advice on development proposals, land use policy and environmental authorisations and regularly appears as an advocate before planning authorities and the Environment, Resources and Development Court. He has extensive experience in major projects, land contamination, enforcement, statutory and regulatory interpretation, public and environmental health, heritage protection, risk management, environmental protection and resource management.
  • Executive Member of the SA Division of the Planning Institute of Australia
  • Member of the State Planning Commission Building Committee
  • Member of the Ministerial Planning Reform Reference Groups
  •  Member of Ministerial Urban Trees Reference Group
  • Co-author of the Guide to the South Australian Planning and Development System for the State government and the Local Government Association
  • Honorary Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia 
  • Former Member of the SA Heritage Council
  • Former Presiding Member of the Local Heritage Advisory Committee