AIDA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 4th January 2013 in the Aireys Inlet Community Hall, starting at 7.30 pm. New and renewing members can pay their subscriptions from 7.00 pm. Our special guest will be Michelle Quigley SC, who will give a talk on “Current Issues in Coastal Planning”.
Michelle Quigley has practised as a barrister since 1988. She took silk in 2002. Her practice as a barrister has involved her in a broad range of planning, environmental, heritage and local government matters.
This practice involves appearance before the VCAT, the Supreme Court and Ministerial appointed Panels and Advisory Committees, registration and appeal reviews conducted before Heritage Victoria and building regulation matters before the Building Appeals Board.
She also has a commitment to public participation in the planning process and access to justice and has been involved with a number of community and professional organisations and contributed by way of pro bono work for them. Some of this work was recognised in 2000 by a PILCH/Law Foundation Pro Bono Award and by a National Australia Day Council Citizenship award in 2001 (in relation essentially to the Abbotsford Convent project). She is one of the founders of Save Our Suburbs. She was a Director of the Environment Defenders Office between 2002 and 2005. She is a Fellow of the Victorian Planning and Environment Association (VEPLA).
Demonstrating jurisdictional adaptability (and demonstrating true legal independence as she is a Geelong Cats fan), she was engaged by the AFL Sydney Swans as their appeal advocate for 2005 season. She lives in Richmond but has been a regular visitor to the Surf Coast since her school days and shares a beautiful house at Lorne with her husband.
Please note: The AGM will not be held if the fire danger rating is Code Red.