Huntlee - New South Wales’s biggest housing project

Acted for LWP in relation to its Huntlee New Town Development (7,500 residential lots) including Land and Environment Court and Court of Appeal proceedings, various planning agreement negotiations and environmental, biodiversity, aboriginal cultural heritage and planning issues.

Port of Townsville

Advised on native title issues associated with obtaining tenure and negotiating and concluding several cultural heritage agreements with Traditional Owners for Port projects.

Property development companies

Corrs advised on indigenous land use agreements to facilitate projects. We drafted and secured Indigenous Land Use Agreements for Gold Coast Exhibition Centre, Mariners Cove Project, Burdekin Pipeline Project and Townsville Cruise Terminal Project.

Acted for Pastoralists and Mining Company

Corrs acted in native title (Sunset Western Yalanji) claim in North Queensland. Resulted in first ever-negotiated Agreement between native titleholders and pastoralist coupled with a determination of Native Title by the Federal Court.


Advised on native title rights associated with development of residue lands at Tallawarra.

Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning

Acting to determine if native title has been extinguished in relation to the A$3.6 billion Queens Wharf Brisbane project in the Brisbane CBD.

Stockland Development Pty Ltd

Acted on the resumption of land by the Department of Transport and Main Roads from its Hendra industrial site for the purposes of the Airport Link Project.

Qld Coordinator General

Acted on a large number of compensation claims made by landowners resulting from land acquired for the Northern Pipeline Interconnector Stage 1 and Stage 2 (being water infrastructure for the South East Queensland Water Grid).


Acted on two claims for compulsory acquisition compensation associated with high profile Sydney CBD restaurants. Advised on compulsory acquisition compensation claims for restaurants in Melbourne and Perth.

Gold Coast Light Rail, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Provided environmental and planning advice on the GCLR project including alleged generation of landfill gas from construction of Stage 2, planning requirements associated with extension of Jupiter’s Casino, including DTMR’s powers to impose infrastructure requirements relating to transport impacts. Advice on project approval requirements and property acquisition requirements and implications. Advice on declaration of a transport interface management area under relevant statutes.

Compulsory acquisition compensation proceedings for transport projects in NSW

Advised on numerous multiple Class 3 compensation proceedings acting for NSW Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Roads and Maritime Services and TIDC arising from the acquisition of land for the purpose of the: Westlink M7; M5 Motorway; North West Transitway; Princes Highway upgrade; Lane Cove Tunnel; and widening of Camden Valley Way.

Huntlee - New South Wales’s biggest housing project

Negotiated several planning agreements and advising and appearing in two sets of Land and Environment Court proceedings and Court of Appeal proceedings for a A$1.5 billion rezoning and development of land for a whole new town in the Hunter Valley.

Major Release Areas/Planned Precincts

Advised the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on the Carter St Priority Precinct, the Kings Hill URA, the Menangle Park URA and the North Ryde URA.

MACH Energy

Advised on the planning and environmental due diligence for acquisition by MACH Energy of Bengalla’s Mt Pleasant Coal Mine and defending NSW Land and Environment Court legal challenge to MACH’s development consent for the mine