Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Gavin Scott is one of Australia’s leading native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage lawyers, with over 20 years' experience of developing natural resources projects in Australia, PNG and Indonesia. He is a well-recognised expert in developing strategies to manage social, human rights and governance risks to projects, particularly those related to community impact, native title / first nations issues and cultural heritage. He has been involved in many of Australia's key hard rock and gas projects, including in Queensland's CSG to LNG industry from its inception. He has also advised on the development of major gas projects, gas pipelines, linear infrastructure, solar and wind farms, and green hydrogen projects. Gavin is at the forefront of the developing best practice stakeholder engagement strategies, the impact and use of international standards, and the resolution of disputes through culturally appropriate grievance mechanisms. Through his unique Aboriginal land law and cultural heritage expertise, he is well known for developing innovative solutions to facilitate community engagement, project development, and forming string and sustainable relationships with impacted First Nations communities.