Stuart leads a team of lawyers who practice in town planning, property development, local government and environmental law. He has practised exclusively in those areas of law for over 26 years.
Straight talking, he is as economical with his words as he is with his time and can swiftly appraise a project and formulate advice. Distillation of complex legal issues into clear recommendations is a hallmark of Stuart’s approach to all issues.
His expertise includes advising clients on the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld) and Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld), and all their predecessors and related laws.
He provides specialist advice on major developments including master planned communities, town planning appeals, drafting planning documentation, infrastructure agreements and advising on enforcement of planning schemes, local laws and regulatory laws.
Stuart has been involved in nearly every aspect of acting for and against local governments and government owned corporation clients and has a thorough working knowledge of the provisions of the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld) and other legislation affecting local authorities including the Acquisition of Land Act 1967 (Qld).
Acted for Sunland Group in the successful appeal against the approval of their Grace on Coronation development.
Acting for Banyan Tree in securing approvals for Kangaroo Point development.
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
Advising Fotowatio Renewable Ventures in relation to a solar project in Clare and ministerial call in.
Advising Unitywater on the structuring and preparation of more than of 20 infrastructure agreements in the past 18 months, including the Caloundra South PDA.
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Advising Department of Transport and Main Roads on and negotiating an infrastructure agreement involving a Stockland development in Caloundra.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Acting for Lockyer Valley Regional Council in the successful defence of an appeal regarding a Motocross Facility.