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Mitchell Osborne

LLB, BUrbanEnvPlan

Senior Associate - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Planning, Environment & Sustainability


Mitchell specialises in town planning, infrastructure and environmental law.

Mitchell is also a qualified town planner and has experience acting for developers, land owners, local and state governments and submitters on a broad range of planning, development and environmental matters.


Mitchell has acted for a wide range of clients in the Supreme Court, the Planning and Environmental Court, the Land Court and the Magistrates Court. In addition, his experience includes preparing agreements and due diligence reports and providing clients with valuable front end advice on planning, environmental, infrastructure and property matters. 

Mitchell’s key legal experience include the following:

  • acting for multiple local governments in numerous planning and development litigation matters and providing procedural and strategic advice on a range of planning, environmental, infrastructure and property related matters
  • providing representation in litigation involving the enforcement of planning laws and regulations
  • acting for the Queensland Government in matters relating to the State’s role as a referral agency
  • providing the Queensland Government with due diligence and strategic advice on major infrastructure projects
  • providing advice and representation to clients involved in the energy sector, including government owned corporations and private companies
  • acting for developers of large scale major projects and providing advice on the requirements of State and Commonwealth planning and environmental legislation
  • providing advice to clients in the retail sector, including major supermarket chains, in relation the purchasing of new sites
  • providing environmental due diligence advice to clients in the mining sector in relation to assist sales and acquisitions.


29 September 2020 - Knowledge

Farming noise and environmental nuisance in Queensland

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Agribusiness

The need for more land redevelopment in Queensland has led to increased complaints against farmers for noise nuisance caused by farming activities. Are there laws in place to protect farmers? What about other states?

17 June 2020 - Knowledge

How can I claim compensation for an adverse planning change?

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability

We outline the provisions of the Queensland Planning Act 2016 that allow a claim for compensation to be made against a local council for an adverse planning change.