Gerard Timbs is a Partner in the firm’s Planning, Environment & Sustainability group where he specialises in planning, environment and sustainability law including major projects, mixed use, master-planned and multi-unit residential projects, renewable energy (solar farms), agricultural and tourism developments and local, state and federal government work.
Gerard’s clients include developers, applicants, land owners, third party stake holders and Local and State Government authorities.
Gerard has been listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2014 to 2021 edition for Land Use and Zoning Law and Planning and Environmental Law. He is also recognised in the 2017 to 2020 edition of Doyles Guide as a Recommended lawyer in Planning & Development Law in Queensland.
Gerard is also a qualified (previously practising) town planner and the current editor of the Queensland Environmental Practice Reporter.
Gerard has extensive experience advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to planning litigation in the Planning and Environment Court. He has provided advice on all stages of development from due diligence through to approval and construction.
Key experience includes:
01 July 2020 - Knowledge
#Planning, Environment & Sustainability
We explore the outcomes of climate change litigation overseas and the possibility for this type of litigation in Queensland under the recently enacted Human Rights Act.
14 April 2020 - Knowledge
#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #COVID-19
If, as a landowner, you do not agree with your recently received statutory land valuation, you can lodge an objection. In order for an objection to be considered, it must provide sufficient information to demonstrate that the valuation is incorrect. This would likely include valuation evidence based on comparable property sales. The objection must be lodged within 60 days of the date of issue of the valuation notice. For the 2020 annual valuations, this date is 5 May 2020.
31 March 2020 - Knowledge
In a statement on 26 March 2020, Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad announced that state-owned generator CleanCo are set to build a wind farm near Warwick as part of a huge new precinct that will generate 400 jobs and provide enough renewable energy to power 700,000 homes.
25 March 2020 - Knowledge
As the threat of COVID-19 continues to escalate, local governments across Australia have taken swift action to combat the virus, including recent legislative changes to elections and planning laws. In this article we examine some of those measures and other implications for Councils.
11 March 2020 - Knowledge
As the Queensland local government election date approaches, councils have entered a caretaker period during which certain decisions must be deferred until after the appointment of the new council. In the following article, we examine the business that councils can and cannot conduct during this period.
11 Feb 20 to 10 Nov 20 - Brisbane
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
28 Jul 20
In this webinar, Paul Venus, Holding Redlich Queensland Managing Partner and Chris Cook, Partner of Worells Solvency & Forensic Accountants will outline how business owners and their advisors can get some confidence—when possible—beyond the crisis that the business will not be derailed by legacy debt.