Planning & Environment

Planning & Environment

At any given time, we hold instructions in a wide variety of court and tribunal proceedings - everything from appeals and enforcement actions, to pursuit of declarations and injunctions, to prosecutions and (less commonly) to compensation claims following changes to planning schemes.

We’ve been involved in appeals of all kinds, including protracted appeals over matters as diverse as quarries, solar farms, shopping centres and other major developments.

We also provide ongoing advice on the full range of planning law issues, whether they relate to particular planning appeals or to planning law issues arising in the context of development applications.

We’ve drafted just about every kind of highly specialised agreement for special projects and arrangements, and we have extensive experience assisting local governments with the legal aspects of drafting and amending planning schemes and other planning instruments, or just with their day-to-day planning operations.

From 1 July 2021, we assumed responsibility for updating the LGAQ’s commentary on the Planning Act 2016 and related planning legislation, accessible by all Queensland local governments.

Meet the Team

David Kevin
John Woods
Michael Quirk

James Neilson

Terry Law
Kristie Taylor
Special Counsel
Michael Cerruto
Senior Associate
Erin Kay
Thomas Conn
Kody Scott

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