Leading the firm’s Local Government group, Troy practises in local government, planning and environment law focusing on advisory work, planning and environment litigation, infrastructure agreement preparation, compliance and compulsory acquisition of land.
Troy acts for local governments, developers and corporations.
His experience includes appeals and enforcement proceedings in the Planning and Environment Court, advising on planning, environmental and building issues, and drafting and negotiating infrastructure agreements including the provision of front-end advice to developers of master planned communities.
Troy reviews planning strategies in draft planning instruments, advises on administrative law including application responses for statutory orders of review and right to information legislation and compliance and prosecutions with statutory notices, development offences, vegetation clearing and public health laws.
Troy regularly advises constructing authorities and claimants on resumptions with compensation objections and claims. He is renowned for his expert knowledge of the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld) particularly with councillor and staff governance obligations, elections, enterprise powers, roads, powers of entry and delegations.
Troy is a former President of the Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA).
Gold Coast City Council
Successful court defence of a quarry refusal in the Planning and Environment Court (Boral Resources (2017)) and in the Court of Appeal (Boral Resources (2018)).
Mackay Regional Council
Successful court defence of a shopping centre refusal (Hawkhaven (2017)).
Whitsunday Regional Council
Successful court defence of a refusal of a residential development proposal affected by flooding (Reibel Farms (2016)).
Oxley No. 1 Pty Ltd
Negotiating with the Department of Transport and Main Roads on proposed land resumption (2016).
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Successful defence of a judicial review challenge to Council’s differential rating categories (Ugarin (2017)).
Redland City Council
Acting as lead lawyer in advising on infrastructure agreement and planning issues relating to a large out-of-sequence residential development proposal (2015).