Attorney Rickard utilised his 30 year plus legal expertise representing clients against government decision makers. On behalf of an Australian grass roots community organisation he successfully advised against the commercialisation of a disused airfield in a small community located in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
Taken from the Blue Mountains Gazette – January 20, 2020.
“A hard fought grass roots community effort saved Katoomba Airfield from commercialisation.
But campaigners also admitted they needed big guns and deep pockets to fight the project with Megalong Valley Community and Landowners Association president and a spokesman for the Katoomba Airfield Community Group Max Horn, getting his own small community to kick in $7000 to “hire a lobbyist”. In the end they had three meetings with senior ministerial advisors to the NSW government, he said.”
Read the full article at the Blue Mountains Gazette – Lease on Katoomba airfield knocked back, community celebrates