Sally Yang
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Gonzalo Castro
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Nimrod Amanuel
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Henry Mitchell
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Jiashu Wang
Law Graduate
Rachel Stower
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Chris Lin
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Eamonn Carpenter
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Amelia Prokuda

Partner

Amelia is renowned for her client-centric approach, which goes beyond delivering legal solutions to understanding the unique needs and objectives of each individual and business she serves. She has a proven track record of building strong, lasting relationships with clients by actively listening, empathising and tailoring her legal counsel to align seamlessly with their goals.

Amelia has extensive experience working on matters relating to town planning, infrastructure and environmental law. She has deep expertise acting for a range of clients including property developers, commercial clients and state and local governments. Amelia often advises clients on issues relating to a diverse range of property, resources and infrastructure projects. She has experience advising clients on complex issues involving statutory interpretation, development applications, infrastructure charging regimes, development compliance programs, due diligence and environmental compliance and liability.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Amelia worked for Gadens Lawyers, Holding Redlich and McCullough Robertson Lawyers.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Environment and Planning; Government; Property

 

AWARDS
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Land Use and Zoning Law, Planning and Environment Law, Real Property Law, 2024
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Land Use and Zoning Law, Planning and Environment Law, 2022-2023
  • Doyles Guide, Town Planning and Development Lawyers – Queensland, 2022-2023

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) – Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Laws – Queensland University of Technology
  • Master of Laws (Coursework) – University of Queensland
  • Admitted to practice in Queensland

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Acting for a waste management company defending an application for judicial review of a decision of the Minister to call in their development application for a $50 million recycling park at Ipswich
  • Acting for Government respondents to an application for judicial review of a decision by the State to compulsorily acquire land.
  • Acting for a real estate developer in multiple Planning and Environment Court and Court of Appeal proceedings to challenge the calculation methodology for infrastructure charges imposed on a large mixed use development.
  • Acting for a coal mining company in the Land Court defending an objection to its applications for an environmental authority and mining lease over land at Baralaba.
  • Advising and acting for resources clients in the Land Court with respect to objections against applications for environmental authorities and decisions on the amount of financial assurance payable.
  • Advising a renewable energy company in relation to a due diligence review for the proposed acquisition of a site to be used for the purposes of a solar farm.
  • Acting for a Regional Council in a Planning and Environment Court appeal instituted by the proponent for a solar farm against the decision of Council to refuse the development application.
  • Advising a major grocery retailer in reviewing infrastructure agreements for new developments and providing advice about related issues.
  • Advising a City Council about issues relating to adverse amenity issues arising from the ongoing use of motocross facilities and Council’s liability arising from complaints made by local residents.