Profile

Full Name: Mr Ian G Munt
Email: ian.munt@vicbar.com.au
Mobile: 0409 220 566
Chambers: Castan Chambers
Room: 1417
Date of Admission: 13 Mar 2007
Called to the Bar: 25 Oct 2012
Qualifications: B.A., LL.B (Hons)
Previous Occupation: Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

Profile

Summary

Ian Munt specialises in land compensation and valuation, planning and environment, heritage, freedom of information, liquor licensing and gaming, public law and property and leasing disputes.  He has acted for an array of State and Local government authorities and private sector and community actors in proceedings in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal,  Planning Panels Victoria and in mediations at the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commission.

Ian has appeared or advised in the following matters:

Land Compensation and Valuation

Lavsor Enterprises Pty Ltd v Yarra Valley Water Corporation (VCAT proceeding, ongoing) (for Yarra Valley Water Corporation)

JR Finance Pty Ltd v Surf Coast Shire Council (VCAT proceeding, settled) (for JR Finance Pty Ltd)

495 Donnybrook Road Pty Ltd v Roads Corporation (Supreme Court proceeding, settled) (for 495 Donnybrook Road Pty Ltd)

Melbourne Metro Project land acquisition advice for the Melbourne Metro Authority           

Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources v M. G. Pastoral Company Pty Ltd (Supreme Court proceeding, ongoing) (for the Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

Morton v Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change (Supreme Court determination and appeal to the Court of Appeal) (for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)

Wilson v Melbourne Water Corporation [2018] VSC 555 (for Wilson)

Patching v Mornington Peninsula Shire Council [2017] VCAT 1904 (for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council)

Commissioner of State Revenue v Civic Nexus Pty Ltd (Tribunal determination and appeal to the Court of Appeal) (for the Commissioner of State Revenue)  

Moore v Minister for Finance (settled pre-litigation) (for Moore)

Goulburn Murray Water Corporation v Valuer-General Victoria (settled, both occasions) (for Goulburn Murray Water)

Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources v Deelon Pty Ltd (Tribunal, settled) (for the Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources v Manor Lakes Werribee Pty Ltd (Supreme Court hearing and appeal to the Court of Appeal) (for the Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources v Manor Commercial Company Pty Ltd (Supreme Court hearing and appeal to the Court of Appeal) (for the Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources v Morton (Supreme Court, settled) (for the Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources v Davis (settled) (for the Secretary to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

Port of Melbourne Corporation v City of Melbourne [2015] VSC 714 (for the Valuer-General and Melbourne City Council)

Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Ltd v Melbourne City Council (settled) (for Melbourne City Council)

Planning and Environment

Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd v Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation (VCAT proceeding, ongoing, for Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation)

DSL Securities Pty Ltd v Casey City Council (VCAT proceeding, ongoing, for the Environment Protection Authority)

BA Investments Pty Ltd v Casey City Council (VCAT proceeding, ongoing, for the Environment Protection Authority)

Victorian Building Authority and Melbourne City Council v 160 Leicester Pty Ltd & Ors  (prosecution, for 160 Leicester Pty Ltd and Raman Shaqiri)

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning v Yarra Ranges Shire Council  [2019] VCAT 323 (for the Country Fire Authority)

Western Region Environment Centre Inc v Environment Protection Authority [2018] VCAT 1178 (for the Environment Protection Authority)

C & D Recycling Pty Ltd v Greater Geelong City Council [2018] VCAT 831 (for the Country Fire Authority)

Gelwick Management Pty Ltd v Moreland City Council [2018] VCAT 768 (for Gelwick Management Pty Ltd)

Knol v Environment Protection Authority [2018] VCAT 33 (for the Department of Health and Human Services)

Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme Amendment C88 (panel hearing) (for the Victorian Planning Authority)      

Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee (advisory committee hearing) (for Melbourne City Council)

Gurner 26-56 Queens Parade Pty Ltd v Yarra City Council [2017] VCAT 1745 (for Moore and others)

Shiel FCP Pty Ltd v Melbourne City Council [2017] VCAT 744 (for Melbourne City Council)

Dinopoulos v Darebin City Council [2017] VCAT 118 (for Nightingale 2.0 Land Holding Pty Ltd)

Caydon Cremorne No. 1 Development Pty Ltd v Heritage Council of Victoria (Supreme Court appeal and hearings before the Heritage Council) (for the Executive Director, Heritage Victoria)         

Whittlesea and Mitchell Planning Scheme Amendment GC28 (panel hearing) (for the now Victorian Planning Authority)

Hotel Windsor Holdings Pty Ltd v Minister for Planning [2016] VCAT 599 (for the Minister for Planning)

Vukadinovic v Mount Alexander Shire Council (Tribunal determination, Supreme Court appeal, and appeal to the Court of Appeal) (for Mark Yarwood and others)

Love v Thwaites [2015] VSC 282 (for Thwaites and the Minister for Planning)

Hotel Windsor Holdings Pty Ltd v Minister for Planning [2014] VCAT 993 (for the Minister for Planning)

Administrative Law and Judicial Review    

Gray v McRae (ongoing) (Supreme Court proceeding, for the Country Fire Authority)

Russell v Murrindindi Shire Council [2018] VSC 662 (for Murrindindi Shire Council)

Lower Our Tracks Inc v Minister for Planning [2016] VSC 803 (for the Minister for Planning        

Aerolite Quarries Pty Ltd & Anor v Secretary to the Department of Premier and Cabinet [2014] VSC 616 (for Aerolite Quarries Pty Ltd and Delacom Pty Ltd)

Inquiries, tribunals and commissions         

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry (original and re-opened) (for the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission (for the State of Victoria)

Applications to transfer licences concerning the Isle of Wight Hotel (Counsel advising the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation)

Gaming

Greater Dandenong City Council v Dandenong RSL (VCGLR proceeding, for Greater Dandenong City Council)

Wyndham City Council v Werribee Football Club Ltd (VCGLR proceeding, for Wyndham City Council)

Greater Dandenong City Council v Noble Park Football Social Club Ltd (VCGLR proceeding, for Greater Dandenong City Council)

Maroondah City Council v Collingwood Football Club (VCGLR proceeding, for Maroondah City Council)

Freedom of information

Davis v Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Tribunal proceeding, settled) (for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)

Hartland v Department of Treasury and Finance [2016] VCAT 1173 (for the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

Prior experience

Ian was a Principal Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office before coming to the Bar . While there, Ian completed secondments at the Building Commission and the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Ian was awarded the VGSO’s ‘Outstanding Lawyer’ award in 2009.

Teaching

In 2016 Ian taught Property Law Advanced at RMIT University

Memberships

  • Victorian Supreme Court Users Group for the Valuation, Compensation and Planning List
  • Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association
  • Law Institute of Victoria

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals
  • Merit Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Property & Probate

Criminal Law

  • Environmental
  • Planning

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Agricultural Law
  • Civil Enforcement
  • Merit Appeals
  • Mining
  • Planning Offences
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Town Planning
  • Water

Government

  • Local Government

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
  • Human Rights Law
  • Industry Regulations
  • Information Privacy
  • Judicial Review
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Merits Review

Tax Law & Revenue Law

  • Land Tax
  • Stamp Duty
From 8 Nov 2012, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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