Environmental Law Australia

Queensland Planning and Environment Court

Bulldozers on the Pelican Links site undertaking pre-emptive clearing on 21 July 2004, taken by officers of the Caloundra City Council from a helicopter

Pelican Links cases

A series of cases in the Planning and Environment Court, Magistrates Court, District Court and Court of Appeal involving pre-emptive clearing and a planning appeal for a large residential development near Caloundra in South-East Queensland.

Springbrook groundwater case

A current appeal in the P&E Court against refusal of an application for commercial water extraction in the midst of World Heritage areas on the Springbrook plateau in SE Queensland.

Building designer's impression of proposed development from street

Tornabene appeal

A routine and typical development application and subsequent appeal under Queensland’s planning laws.

Southern Cassowary

Cassowary case

An appeal in the Planning and Environment Court under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (Qld) concerning the impacts of a proposed rural residential subdivision on cassowary habitat.

Aerial of proposed sand mine site used as evidence in the trial

Donnybrook Sand Mine case

An appeal in the Planning and Environment Court about a large sand mine adjacent to a Ramsar Wetland.

Frippery case

A case to restrain fruit farmers from electrocuting flying-foxes under Queensland’s nature conservation laws.

Dick Yardley standing in front of part of the electric grid on his farm

Yardley case

A case showing the importance of public interest litigation to protect the environment where government regulators fail to act and the tenacity sometimes required to succeed.

Plumb's Chambers at 82 and 84 Fitzroy Street, Warwick

Plumb’s Chambers case

An appeal in the Planning and Environment Court against demolition of two cultural heritage listed buildings at Warwick.

“Champagne flutes” appeal

A very significant appeal for planning law in Queensland which emphasises the importance of development complying with the planning scheme.