As well has having worked in private law firms, Belinda has extensive experience working for the State government – she worked as a lawyer in-house for the Western Australian Ministry for Planning (now Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage), where she was instructing officer on a number of pieces of State planning legislation. She was appointed as the Principal Registrar and a senior member of the Western Australian Town Planning Appeal Tribunal in 2003, and as a member of the Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal in January 2005, before returning to private practice in July 2005. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Planning) from the University of Queensland, and is a qualified town planner. She is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, the Planning Institute of Australia and the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights. Belinda is regularly listed on league tables such as Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide as a leading planning and environmental lawyer.