Rachel is a specialist planning and development lawyer focusing on planning and environment litigation, advisory work and compliance.
Rachel acts for private and commercial clients, including property developers, submitters and local and state government departments in all facets of planning and environment law.
Rachel has significant experience in undertaking due diligence on prospective land purchases, existing use rights, regulatory compliance and considering proposals prior to lodgment.
She has a strong focus on planning and environment litigation including appeals and enforcement proceedings in the Planning and Environment Court.
Rachel regularly provides advice in relation to local planning schemes, environmental and town planning compliance matters, infrastructure charges and infrastructure agreements. Her expertise includes advising clients on the requirements of the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) and all its related legislation and predecessors.
Gold Coast City Council
Successfully acted for Council in the defence of a refusal of the Boral Gold Coast Quarry.
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
Advised FRV in relation to a solar farm project in Clare and acted in a subsequent appeal and Ministerial call in.
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.
Successfully acted for Oxmar Properties in declaratory proceedings in the Planning and Environment Court.
Toowoomba Regional Council
Acting for Council in land acquisitions associated with the Outer Circulating Road Project.