Sarah is a specialist planning and environment lawyer focusing on advisory work, planning, and environment litigation. Sarah’s expertise is complemented by her background in environmental science and urban and regional planning which provides a deeper understanding to her client’s issues.
Sarah has a broad client base ranging from large and small developers through to publicly listed companies, local government, state government agencies and government owned corporations.
She provides clear, strategic advice about project approvals, infrastructure charging and agreements, and planning instruments.
Sarah regularly advises clients on use rights and approval requirements, environmental compliance, contaminated land, infrastructure, and due diligence. She also represents clients in the Planning and Environment Court and Court of Appeal.
With a proactive outlook on matters, Sarah works with her clients to deliver the best commercial and practical outcomes.
Department of Energy and Water Supply
Legal review of the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual.
Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
Advising on proposed planning scheme changes for a novel infrastructure planning and funding initiative.
Advising on the establishment of Certification and Approvals Framework to enable third party assessment of water connection approvals.
Advising on infrastructure agreements and minor change applications to overcome historic site issues.
Unitywater and Department of Transport and Main Roads
Advising on the structuring and preparation of infrastructure agreement to service the 2,360 hectare Caloundra South Priority Development Area.
Mackay Regional Council
Quarry appeal involving submitters and concerns about the safety of the local road. The Court approved the development and required substantial upgrade works to the whole of the road, which was important for safety and amenity.