Jaclyn Poulton Jaclyn Poulton

Jaclyn Poulton

Senior Associate Planning and Environment | Brisbane
07 3014 6509 JPoulton@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Jaclyn is an experienced planning and environment lawyer. Jaclyn acts for both government and private industry clients. Jaclyn’s expertise includes conducting litigation, and giving advice, about development applications, prosecution and enforcement of environment and planning offences, infrastructure agreements, compulsory acquisition, judicial review and related local government law.

In addition to her experience in private practice, Jaclyn was a lawyer representing the Commissioner at the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry, an associate to His Honour Judge Rackemann (the leading judge of the Planning and Environment Court) and an intern at the former Environmental Protection Agency.

More recently, Jaclyn was seconded to Gold Coast City Council for 4 months where she worked closely with Council’s Development Compliance and Infrastructure Compliance teams.

I am passionate about delivering practical, tailored and reliable advice to meet client needs and deadlines

Jaclyn's Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (Environment and Natural Resources), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science), Queensland University of Technology
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia

Jaclyn's Expertise

  • Planning and Environment Court litigation
  • Magistrates Court development prosecutions
  • Local government law
  • Infrastructure agreements

Jaclyn's Leadership

  • Seminar subcommittee member, Queensland Environmental Law Association
  • Policy and advocacy committee, Planning Institute of Australia
  • Member, Queensland Law Society

Jaclyn's recent publications

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  1. Rates and Charges: Getting It Right

    16 Apr 2018

    OVERVIEW Councils all over Queensland are in serious debt. For councils to continue to provide services and infrastructure to their communities, it is more important than ever for them to secure their income; which primarily comes from rates and charges....

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  2. To Airbnb or not to Airbnb? — that is the question

    20 Oct 2017

    To Airbnb or not to Airbnb — that is the question You’ve just bought a new unit at the beach – congratulations, you broke into the market! Instead of renting to a long-term tenant, you opt to list the property on Airbnb where you can...

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  3. 3 things you should do to be “Planning Act ready” before 3 July 2017

    27 Apr 2017

    Are you in charge of updating your Council’s planning documents to align with the Planning Act 2016 (Planning Act)? The start date of 3 July 2017 is fast approaching and time to update your Council’s documents and processes is quickly running...

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