Sarah is an Associate in our planning and environment team. She practices in all areas of planning, development, environment, compliance and land valuation disputes.
Sarah has particular experience in providing specialist advice and representation to local government clients in Planning and Environment Court appeals, declaratory and enforcement proceedings and legal advice about planning approvals, land use and planning schemes.
In addition to her experience in private practice, Sarah has also worked for the State government with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection where she assisted in the conduct of complex litigation against high profile companies in relation to serious environmental breaches and acted for the State in important Planning and Environment Court appeals.
Sarah’s diverse range of experience gives her a unique insight into a wide variety of planning and environment related matters.
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
- Planning and Environment Court appeals
- Land use disputes
- Compliance and enforcement
- Land valuation objections and rating disputes
- Development and infrastructure
- Member, Queensland Environmental Law Association
- Member, Planning Institute of Australia
- Member, Queensland Law Society
Sarah's recent publicationsView All Articles
30 Oct 2018
Councils and other assessment managers are facing increased pressure to make well considered and correct development assessment decisions. Beyond the high expectations of development proponents and the community, the Planning and Environment Court has...Read More
10 Mar 2017
On 8 March 2017 the Valuer-General issued annual land valuations in 28 local government areas, affecting over 1 million properties in Queensland. The valuations will take effect on 30 June 2017 and will be used for the assessment of local government...Read More
08 Mar 2016
On 2 March 2016 the Valuer-General issued annual land valuations for many properties in Queensland. The valuations will take effect on 30 June 2016 and will be used for the assessment of local government rates, State land tax and State land rental (for...Read More