Pat Dwyer practises in public, administrative and corporate law as part of our Government Services group. As an accredited mediator, Pat uses his negotiation skills every day for his clients, assisting them to make strategic and commercially sound decisions.

A former Deputy Crown Solicitor of Queensland, Pat's experience covers a broad range of government-related law. He specialises in major infrastructure development projects, compulsory acquisition processes, compensation claims, general litigation, commercial, contractual and property law claims, as well as environment and planning matters.

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Government Services

Land tenure and property acquisitions: Advice on land tenure and property acquisitions for the Airport Link and Northern Busway projects. This included advice on compulsory land acquisition procedures under the Transport Planning and Coordinator Act and the Acquisition of Land Act. As well as providing native title advice for infrastructure delivery, Pat provided advice on planning issues under the Integrated Planning Act and specific exemptions applying to the State of Queensland.

Rolleston Coal Mine Rail Corridor Project: Provided advice to the Departments of State Development and Transport for the Rolleston Coal Mine Rail Corridor Project in relation to the Coordinator-General's evaluation report under the SDPWO Act. Pat also provided advice on environmental and planning approvals necessary for the project to proceed under Queensland legislation and the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth). 

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Anti-dumping and Importation

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Administrative and Public Law

Land tenure and property acquisitions: Advice on land tenure and property acquisitions for the Airport Link and Northern Busway projects. This included advice on compulsory land acquisition procedures under the Transport Planning and Coordinator Act and the Acquisition of Land Act. As well as providing native title advice for infrastructure delivery, Pat provided advice on planning issues under the Integrated Planning Act and specific exemptions applying to the State of Queensland. 

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