Richard Bastow
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Richard Bastow

Seeking early advice and assistance is the best way to preserve the value of a struggling business and is the first step towards achieving a successful turnaround. Richard Bastow
Business Recovery and Insolvency Director

Professional experience

Richard is a Director in PKF's Business Recovery and Insolvency team, specializing in impaired land and property development. With extensive experience, he has successfully handled contamination, remediation programs, environmental solutions, and land subdivisions.

A notable accomplishment includes overseeing the redevelopment of the highly contaminated 200-hectare site that became the suburb "Bunderra" in NSW. Richard managed the entire project, including demolishing a lead smelter, implementing a remediation strategy, obtaining planning approvals, and completing a subdivision into residential, industrial, and bulky goods precincts. He also managed infrastructure works like building roads and roundabouts.

Richard also successfully managed the remediation and staged development of a disused Incitec Fertilizer site, obtaining rezoning approval.

He maintains strong relationships with key development stakeholders, such as the EPA, government authorities, local councils, environmental and subdivision contractors and infrastructure consultants.

Richard's specialist industries include:

  • Construction (Land Development and Site Preparation Services)
  • Property
  • Rental Hiring and Real Estate.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Professional Member - Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Licensed Estate Agent - Victorian Business Licensing Authority
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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