Leading the firm’s Local Government group, Troy specialises in planning and environment litigation, governance advisory, infrastructure agreements, health compliance and compulsory acquisitions.
Troy acts for local governments, developers, corporations and State government agencies.
His experience includes appeals and enforcement proceedings in the Planning and Environment Court, advising on planning, environmental and building issues, public health and environmental prosecutions, and preparing infrastructure agreements.
Troy is renowned for his expert knowledge of the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld) particularly with respect to councillor and officer governance obligations, elections, enterprise powers, local laws, roads, special rates and differential rating category challenges, powers of entry and delegations.
Troy is a former President of the Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA) and is a current member of the Planning and Environment Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society (QLS).
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)).
Caravan Parks Association of Queensland
Acting for the association in a successful proceeding that was the first case to consider the meaning of an ‘ancillary use’ under the Planning Act 2016 (Qld).
Room2Move.com Pty Ltd
Acting for a proponent of a non-resident workforce accommodation facility in a successful proceeding that was the first case to consider an extension application under the Planning Act 2016 (Qld).
Cairns Regional Council
Acting for Council in the successful appeal involving a proposed Woolworths shopping centre in Trinity Beach.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Successful defence of a judicial review challenge to Council’s differential rating categories (Ugarin (2017)).
Whitsunday Regional Council
Acting for Whitsunday Regional Council in successful contempt proceedings in relation to a failure to comply with an order of the Planning and Environment Court requiring the Respondents to cease using land for an unlawful purpose.