Gerard Timbs is a Partner in the firm’s Property and Real Estate 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 is a recognised industry expert and has been named in the 2014 to 2020 editions of Best Lawyers in Australia for the practice areas of Land Use and Zoning Law; and Planning and Environmental Law. Gerard is also recognised in the 2017 and 2019 edition of Doyles Guide as a Leading and Recommended Planning & Development Lawyer 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:
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.
27 Feb 20 to 10 Dec 20 - Sydney
Procurement is one of the most important functions of any business. Whether you are buying or selling goods or services, or even procuring construction, it is critical to ensure that the procurement is considered, compliant, and undertaken in a way that ensures that risks are minimised, opportunities maximised and objectives met.
08 Apr 20
In this webinar, Holding Redlich’s workplace relations & safety partners, Charles Power and Ben Marshall, will examine the legal issues confronting Australian businesses when managing their workforces during the coronavirus pandemic.