Planning and Environment Court
Practitioners and parties are advised that, in order to avoid personal appearances for the hearing of directions hearings, reviews, mentions, applications, pre-callover reviews and callovers listed in Brisbane, appearances on all such matters should be by telephone.
The party with the onus should email the relevant Judge’s Associate a single electronic appearance slip recording all proposed appearances, having ascertained relevant details from the other parties. That email should also include the proposed agreed order or the competing versions of orders sought. It should be sent to the relevant Judge’s Associate by 4.00pm the day before. The Associate will, upon receipt, email the parties with the details for telephone appearances.
The Planning and Environment Court hears matters relating to planning and development, protection for environment and coasts, marine parks, conservation areas and more.
This section contains information about how the Planning and Environment Court works and how to start proceedings.
The Planning and Environment Court is recognised as an exemplary environment court by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Read more in the Environmental Courts and Tribunals: A Guide for Policy Makers.
View the sitting list for callover and pre-callover review dates
View the hearing days available in the upcoming sittings
How the P and E Court works, including types of proceedings and matters heard, judges, relevant legislation and rules, and other useful resources
About alternative dispute resolution, application process, hearing process and representing yourself in the court
Accessing, downloading and printing documents for active Planning and Environment Court files
Types of costs that may apply in the Planning and Environment Court, depending when your proceedings began
The fee amounts for filing appeals and applications, and searching and copying records in the Planning and Environment Court
The list of forms you may need for Planning and Environment Court proceedings
Practice directions published from 2000 to the present
How to request an adjournment, book a without prejudice or case management conference, request development approval changes, seek a court order and request an appearance by telephone
Locations and details of Queensland’s Planning and Environment Courts