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  • Acquisitions and Due Diligence
  • Development Approvals
  • EPA Matters
  • Heritage Matters
  • Infrastructure Charges and Agreements
  • Planning and Environment Litigation
  • Site Contamination and Remediation

Clients and Projects

ACQUISITIONS AND DUE DILIGENCE

Providing planning and environmental due diligence advice and reports on large transactions including:

Leighton Properties Pty Ltd and Macquarie Bank Limited
Planning and environment advice for Viridian Resort & Spa, Noosa. Kirra Surf Apartments, Gold Coast and Macrossan Apartments, Brisbane developments.

Macquarie Bank Limited
Planning and environment advice for Kirra Surf Apartments, Gold Coast and Macrossan Apartments, Brisbane developments.

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd
Town Planning advice in respect of acquisition of numerous development sites such as:

  • Cutters Landing, New Farm.
  • Ephraim Island, Paradise Point.
  • Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama.
  • Mossvale on Manly, Manly West.
  • Newstead Riverpark.
  • Sanctuary on Moggill, Moggill.
  • State Tennis Centre, Tennyson.
  • Townsville Breakwater.
  • Waterline, Bulimba.

DEVELOPMENT APPROVALS

Advising applicants and submitters at all stages of the development approval process including:

Dennis Family Group
Successful negotiation of development conditions with the Pine Rivers Shire Council and a third party for material change of use of Future Urban land.

Lewis Land Corporation Limited
Advising in relation to development application to Gold Coast City Council for zoning of unzoned reclaimed land and application for development of island land incorporating security arrangements for residents and restricted access to the public.

Objection to proposed development of a regional shopping centre at Helensvale.

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd
Strategic advice in relation to development application over land owned by Indooroopilly Golf Club.

EPA MATTERS

Advising clients on licensing and permits under environmental legislation including negotiating licence conditions with regulatory authorities including:

BHP Minerals Pty Ltd
Advising in respect of environmental authorities for a power station.

AVJennings Ltd
Advising on development of environmentally sensitive land (involving negotiation of environmentally acceptable conditions).

China Steel Corporation
Advising in respect of joint venture interest in Sonoma Coal Project, North Queensland.

HERITAGE MATTERS

Advising developer clients with advice on built heritage and indigenous cultural heritage issues including:

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd
Advising on indigenous cultural heritage implications on developments at Ephraim Island and State Tennis Centre, Tennyson.

Advising on built heritage implications on developments at Newstead Riverpark and Cutters Landing, New Farm.

INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES AND AGREEMENTS

Advising clients on impacts of the infrastructure charging regime on developments including:

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd
Drafted and negotiated Infrastructure Agreements for developments at Newstead Riverpark, Mossvale on Manly and Waterline, Bulimba.

Urban Pacific Limited
Negotiating Infrastructure Agreement for development at Fernbrooke, Redbank Plains.

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT LITIGATION

Acting for developer clients in a variety of planning and environment litigation and dispute resolution including:

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd
Successful planning and environment appeal against third party objectors to Development Master Plan for Cutters Landing, New Farm.

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd
Successful resolution of planning and environment appeals against conditions of development approvals imposed by Brisbane City Council for staged development at Sanctuary on Moggill.

Mirvac Funds
Successful planning and environment appeal against the Caloundra City Council to obtain relaxations of Council’s development requirements (including car parking requirements) for Kawana Shopping Centre.

Lewis Land Corporation Limited
Successful appeals against unlawful conditions imposed by Gold Coast City Council requiring excessive contributions to public open space and parkland.

Private owner

  • Successful resolution of planning and environment litigation to allow the removal of a “tin and timber” house from a character housing residential area.
  • Successful appeal under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to obtain a harvesting licence for protected plants.
  • Successful planning and environment litigation for resident objectors opposing and unlawful expansion and use of a waste transfer station.

White Lady Funeral
Successful planning and environment litigation to allow a Funeral Parlour service in an established neighbourhood.

SITE CONTAMINATION AND REMEDIATION

Advising clients on site contamination issues and remediation strategies including:

BHP Minerals Pty Ltd
Advising on decontamination work and the eventual sale of a former chemical laboratory site.

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd
Advising on remediation issues at Newstead Riverpark.

CONTACT : Paul O’Dea

 

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