Lex Barnett
Practice Fellow

22 Aug 2013

Official Welcome by Lex Barnett, Director

Welcoming a new partner into TBB is always a special event. In its 40 year history, there have only been eight partners in the practice, including the four current partners, Bill Burrell, Lex Barnett, Ben De Marchi and Samantha Thompson.

We are delighted to announce that Rachel Chapman became TBB’s newest partner on July 1st this year. Rachel has been with TBB for six years and has already been a pivotal part of our broader leadership group for much of that time. She manages some of our most substantial land development projects, such as Lakelands, Mandurah, Two Rocks and Lancelin South, as well as much of our north west regional work.

While Rachel will maintain her role in her key projects, she will now bring a new dimension to the management of the partnership, enriching the pool of diverse ideas and talents of the existing partners.

Rachel's Experience at Taylor Burrell Barnett

A talented statutory and strategic planner, Rachel Chapman commenced at TBB in 2007 and for the last 6 years has held the positions of Associate and Senior Associate. Prior to that, Rachel held various positions in public and private practice, including 7 years at the State Department of Planning and 3 years at Premier and Cabinet.

Since 2007, and principally in the roles of principal statutory and strategic planner and project coordinator, Rachel has been working on a wide variety of projects in the Perth Metropolitan and Country Regions with numerous clients, including:

  • Two Rocks Local Structure Plan and Subdivision Application for initial stages - Capricorn Village Joint Venture
  • Brabham Local Structure Plan and Due Diligence advice prior to purchase – Cedar Woods
  • Lakelands Private Estate, including Outline Development Plans, Subdivision, Detailed Area Plans and Development Applications – Peet Limited
  • The Chimes Estate and Zig Zag Rd, Baldivis, including District Structure Planning, Structure Planning, Subdivision Approvals and Development Applications – Peet Limited
  • Mundijong Local Structure Plan – Peet Limited
  • Golden Bay and Karnup Urban Transit Oriented Development Concept Plan – Cape Bouvard, Department of Planning and Department of Housing
  • Lot 2 Nettleton Rd Byford, Local Structure Plan and Subdivision -  Aspen and Cedar Woods
  • Byford on the Scarp for Aspen, including Subdivision Applications, Detailed Area Plans and representation at SAT mediation
  • Wickham Townsite Accommodation Strategy  - Rio Tinto
  • Wickham Townsite Growth Scenarios Report  - Rio Tinto
  • Wickham South Development Plan  - Rio Tinto
  • Wickham Townsite Structure Plan  - Rio Tinto
  • Various Development Applications in Wickham townsite, including Wickham Lodge (Stages 1 & 2), Central Facilities Building, Cajuput TWA Stages 1 & 2, Saltbush Way and Acacia Place Grouped Dwellings, Wickham South Subdivision Civil Works and Dwellings (218) – Rio Tinto
  • Camp B FIFO Accommodation Development Application in Shire of Roebourne  - Rio Tinto
  • Hope Downs FIFO Camp Development Application in Shire of East Pilbara  - Rio Tinto
  • Northern Link Rail Camp Development Application in Shire of Roebourne  - Rio Tinto
  • Omnibus Scheme Amendment Request in Wickham, Shire of Roebourne
  • Paraburdoo Townsite Accommodation Expansion Project - Residential and FIFO Yield Analysis, Concept Plans, and Development Applications – Rio Tinto
  • Tom Price Residential Infill Analysis – Rio Tinto
  • Concept Plan and rezoning of Lot 900 Tanunda Street, Tom Price – Rio Tinto
  • Concept Plan and Scheme Amendment Lot 218 Nairn St Bulgarra, Karratha – Rio Tinto
  • Concept Plan and due diligence for the redevelopment of Lot 969 Shakespeare St Bulgarra, Karratha – Rio Tinto
  • Statutory and Strategic planning advice on the expansion of the Mercure Hotel in Karratha – Accor Hotels
  • Statutory and Strategic planning advice and Masterplan for City Centre and Mulataga, Karratha – Lend Lease
  • Lancelin South  - Local Structure Plan, Outline Development Plan, Scheme Amendment, Stage 1 Subdivision, Design Guidelines and general advice– JB Matthews
  • Lancelin to Ledge Point Overall Structure Plan – JB Matthews
  • Port Hedland Airport Masterplan – Town of Port Hedland
  • Development Plan and Development Application for Grouped Dwellings on Lot 3 West Avenue Dampier – Pindan
  • Due Diligence and Concept Plan options for redevelopment of Lot 38 Parker Point Rd, Dampier – Rio Tinto
  • Local Housing Strategy and Public Open Space Strategy  - Shire of East Pilbara
  • LandCorp’s Denham Estate subdivision and Residential Design Guidelines in the Shire of Shark Bay, WA
  • Riverton Shopping Centre Redevelopment - Stockland
  • Bull Creek Shopping Centre Redevelopment - Stockland
  • Planning input on subdivision and development of LandCorp’s Rockingham Waterfront Village
  • Expert town planning witness before the State Administrative Tribunal for a subdivision application refused by the WAPC in Siesta Park, Shire of Busselton, WA

Rachel's Career Highlights

As this impressive list of projects illustrates, Rachel's career has been diverse and challenging. You can read more about Rachel's career by clicking here to read her Staff Profile.


Lex Barnett
Practice Fellow