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.
- 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
- Planning and Environment Court litigation
- Magistrates Court development prosecutions
- Local government law
- Infrastructure agreements
- Seminar subcommittee member, Queensland Environmental Law Association
- Policy and advocacy committee, Planning Institute of Australia
- Member, Queensland Law Society
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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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More