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Michelle Pennicott

A partner in our Gold Coast real estate division, Michelle is an environment and planning law specialist who has played a significant role in some of the area’s largest projects.

Working across the tourism and leisure, infrastructure, government and real estate sectors, Michelle assists clients to achieve environment and planning approval and compliance and also acts in planning dispute resolution matters.

Michelle’s expertise encompasses project approval strategies; development application assessment and approval processes; planning instrument preparation; infrastructure planning and agreements; planning appeals; and declaratory and enforcement proceedings.

Michelle has been involved in numerous greenfield, urban renewal and infrastructure projects, including those which have established the blueprint for successful constraints-based planning.

In addition to her work with corporate clients, Michelle has extensive experience acting for government entities.

Michelle is a Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Gold Coast Logan Branch Communications & Legislation Committee) and member of the Queensland Environmental Law Association. She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Bond University where she is the course coordinator and lecturer in Planning and Development Law.

Areas of expertise include: