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Scott Stewart

Head of Property, Planning & Construction (Australia), Melbourne

Scott is a Principal Lawyer in our Melbourne office, and he leads our Australian Property, Planning & Construction team. Scott is one of two Directors of a Melbourne law firm which merged with DWF in March 2019.
+61 (3) 9657 3529

+61 407 305 561

DWF | Scott Stewart


Scott began his career in Queensland, but has become one of the most respected and well regarded planning and environment lawyers in Victoria and now heads our Australian team. He has high level expertise across a broad range of planning and environment work with a particular focus on acting for developers.

He establishes and maintains strong relationships by providing his Victorian and national based clients with advice in all aspects of planning and environment law, including planning and development approvals, environmental advice and due diligence, environmental audits, compulsory acquisitions, liquor licensing, gaming and heritage law. Relationship driven, Scott works closely with clients from conception to completion to ensure project success.

Scott has advised in development projects including shopping centres, office towers, cinema, resorts, restaurants, power stations, alternative energy, transport and logistics, infrastructure, sporting and entertainment complexes, subdivisions, student housing, higher density housing and industrial premises. Scott’s clients and project history include some of the most respected brands, and iconic developments in the industry.

Accredited under the Law Institute of Victoria's Specialisation Scheme, Scott has been an accredited planning & environmental law specialist for over 15 years. 

Outside of work, Scott has a broad range of interests including golf, tennis, surfing and motorsports.



  • Property Council of Australia
  • Victorian Planning and Environmental Association (VPELA)
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)
  • Property Council of Australia (Victoria)

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