Advice for practitioners

COVID-19 Update

During the lockdown period, practitioners and parties are advised that, in order to avoid personal appearances for the hearing of directions hearings, reviews and applications listed in Brisbane, appearances on all such matters should be by telephone.

The party with the onus should email the relevant 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.

Any order should be sent to the relevant Associate by 4.00pm the day before the listed appearance date. The Associate will, upon receipt, email the parties with the details for telephone appearances.

A Planning and Environment Court drop box will be placed on the ground floor for parties to place material that may be relied on in court in the next day. The material will be collected by the Associate at 4.00pm each day.

Final Orders and Judgments over 2 pages long should also be placed in the drop box as the Associate will not be printing out large documents.

The above requirements override any other advice on the Qld Courts website regarding appearances in person before the Planning and Environment Court. These requirements will remain in place during the current, or an extended, lockdown period.

This section provides information about common procedures that legal practitioners and other parties to an appeal should follow where appropriate.

ADR calendar online

Access the ADR Registrar’s online calendar to see when they’re available to conduct a conference or meeting.

Requesting an adjournment of a review

The process for requesting an adjournment for an appeal that’s listed to be reviewed

Requesting an appearance by phone

How to request a review appearance by telephone

Requesting a lengthy review or minor change hearing

The process for seeking a review, orders or final judgments for a minor change (Brisbane court only) likely to exceed 10 minutes but will take no longer than 60 minutes to hear

Booking an ADR conference or meeting

How to book an appointment for a mediation, ‘without prejudice’ conference, case management conference or joint experts meeting to be chaired by the ADR Registrar

Information required for ADR conference

The information required to be provided to the ADR Registrar prior to a conference or meeting.

Changing a court approval

How to request changes to development approvals and give the registry a notice of decision

Seeking a court order

What to provide when seeking a court order

Seeking a consent order from ADR Registrar

What to provide when seeking a consent order from the ADR Registrar