Masterclass session 4

The Western Australian Government has announced a suite of land tenure reforms headlined by a new form of tenure – the diversification lease. The new diversification lease will provide a form of tenure that can support the establishment of clean energy projects and the expansion of carbon farming in Western Australia.

The Masterclass panel in this session focusses on key considerations in obtaining the right land tenure, including the need for broad stakeholder engagement and other issues that arise under the proposed legislative and policy reforms associated with the diversification lease (including rent and valuation considerations).


  • Brendon Grylls, Managing Director at BGG Former Member of the Legislative Assembly of WA 
  • Gavin Chapman, Managing Director at Property Valuation & Advisory
  • Claire Boyd, Energy + Resources Partner at Gilbert + Tobin  


The global momentum towards the clean energy and decarbonisation transition is moving at a staggering speed. Public and private sectors have pivoted to align with a transformation like an industrial revolution. There has been a significant shift in expectations regarding net zero and other decarbonisation commitments, and Australia’s own transition remains under the spotlight with measurable action and government intervention at the centre of the debate. 

It’s for this reason that this year, Gilbert + Tobin presented the Clean Energy + Decarbonisation Masterclass series, a multi-part series featuring leading industry experts focusing on key topics relating to investments in the clean energy and decarbonisation sector. The Masterclass series provided a rare and unique opportunity to hear from professionals at the forefront of industry, clean energy developments, and decarbonising opportunities. The sessions also included a panel discussion facilitated by Gilbert + Tobin and involving industry experts. 

The six-part series explored the crucial considerations for business and community including, the practicalities of decarbonisation, governance and risk, financing challenges, land acquisition and assembly, stakeholder engagement and environmental issues.