Sarah is a specialist planning and environment lawyer focusing on infrastructure, environment and strategic planning. Sarah’s expertise is complemented by her degrees in environmental science and urban and regional planning which complement her practical approach to the commercial and policy context in which her clients operate.
Sarah has a broad client base including local government, state government agencies and government owned corporations as well as large and small developers and industrial businesses.
She provides clear, strategic advice about project approvals, infrastructure charging and agreements, and planning instruments.
Sarah regularly advises clients on infrastructure planning, charges and agreements, environmental compliance, water and land use rights and approval requirements. 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.
Negotiation and implementation of the road infrastructure agreement arising from Adani’s mine and rail project.
Queensland Urban Utilities
Planning and Environment Court appeal and conversion application about infrastructure conditions for the Yeerongpilly Green development.
Responding to compliance notices by the Department of Environment and Science, including an appeal against an enforcement notice, and an appeal against the refusal of a transitional environmental program, and the approvals strategy.
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.
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.