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Development Projects (all sectors)

Our lawyers advise on a wide range of development projects, from residential, mixed-use and strata title/community developments, to commercial office, industrial, retail shopping centres, and tourism and leisure developments.

We work with you on project structuring; site acquisition and due diligence; project financing; infrastructure agreements; joint venture agreements; development management; agreements to lease and off-the-plan sales; construction contracts and management; titling and land tenure issues; and community title and strata title schemes.

Examples of our work

Tomkins Property Investments

Advising on site acquisitions, development projects and design and lease arrangements, including the acquisition of sites in newly developed industrial precincts in Yarrabilba and North Lakes (Brisbane) and infill industrial sites in Nundah (Brisbane), including the site acquisition, planning and other approval process, initial negotiations with tenants, drafting agreements to lease, and finalising documentation through to completion.

Wellcamp Business Park (Toowoomba)

Acting for Wagner Corporation in drafting and negotiating construction contract documentation for the ongoing development and expansion of the Wellcamp Business Park (Toowoomba), including for the expansion of the Wagner Corporation CFT facility, construction of the Regional Trade Distribution Centre, Qantas pilot training facility, and various tenant construction and expansion projects.

Wellcamp Trade Distribution Centre (Toowoomba)

Advising on arrangements with the State of Queensland for the delivery of a mixed-use regional trade distribution centre situated in the Toowoomba Wellcamp Business Park and drafting and negotiating the construction contract.

Wagner Group

Advising on a multi-staged master planned development in the Toowoomba area which will deliver over 400 residential housing sites, including advising on and negotiating a detailed development management agreement.

Listed Alternative Investment Manager

Advising on complex issues following the abrupt end of the business and winding down its existing real estate operations Australia-wide, including advising on the disposal of units in the structure, unwinding finance arrangements, transfer of funds management rights, and the novation of construction and sales contracts, plus advising on the disposal of five development sites at various stages in the development cycle and on the sale of funds management rights for a large industrial facility at Milperra Road, Revesby (New South Wales).

Aura, Milton (Brisbane)

Advising a listed alternative investment manager on a residential development, including negotiating the site acquisition, legal due diligence, preparing off-the-plan sales documentation and scheme establishment documents, negotiating construction funding and construction contracts, and project managing sales and settlement of contracts.


Advising on the acquisition and development of several sites, including a greenfield development site at Hendra (Brisbane Airport precinct) and the corresponding commercial off-the-plan development of the site and establishing a strata scheme and body corporate, as well as the acquisition of two storage facility sites in Victoria. Our role included drafting, negotiating and advising on the construction contracts.

Concrete batching plants

Assisting Wagner Corporation with development agreements and funding arrangements for the development of six turn-key concrete batching plants in South East Queensland.

KPAT Property

Advising on the $40 million mixed-use redevelopment of The Glad Hotel in Toowoomba incorporating 240 serviced Oaks apartments, tavern, conference facilities, 1,000m2 retail strip and 300 space carpark, as well as the $25 million construction contract.

Avani Mooloolaba

Advising KPAT Property on a $60 million 160-room plus 1,000m2 retail mixed-use hotel redevelopment at the Sunshine Coast, including all aspects of the development agreement, due diligence, financing, and hotel management agreements.

Listed Alternative Asset Manager residential developments

Project structuring, acquiring development sites, preparing the construction, off-the-plan contract and disclosure documentation, and all legal work in the sell down and settlement of several residential strata developments.

Residential development projects

Advising on numerous residential developments for a listed alternative asset manager; residential strata developments, including The Duke (Kangaroo Point) and Arbor (Milton); Alceon on residential tower Brooklyn@Varsity Lakes; and a national property fund manager on a $45 million residential development near the Sydney CBD.

Flat land developments

Advising Lyons Capital on The Sands (Tannum Sands, Queensland) a 1,000-lot master planned development, and Stockwood Estate (Gladstone), a 90-lot residential development.

Northway Business Park, Brisbane

Advising on the acquisition, development, and sale of 11 industrial lots in a community title development at Narangba, Brisbane.

Springfield Tower, Queensland

Negotiating, drafting and finalising fund through development documentation, site acquisition and ongoing leasing of a six-level commercial office tower.

38 East-Industrial Park, Stapylton

Advising on the acquisition, development, and sale of 22 industrial lots in a community management scheme at Stapylton, Queensland.

Commercial developments

Advising on acquisition and development to leasing and sale, including 88 Boundary Street, Northway Business Park, N62 Business Centre and Springfield Tower, as well as a series of BP service centres for FKG Developments.

45 Lawson Street, Byron Bay (NSW)

Advising Friday Investments on the luxury residential development, Friday on the Beach.

Development acquisition

Advising on the assignment of major redevelopment contracts on the acquisition of Pullman Park Hotel (Melbourne).

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