Property & Projects

ClarkeKann Property & Projects is a leading Australian property and real estate law practice. Our team works on a wide range of transactions for developers, investors, major institutional clients and private individuals across all jurisdictions.

Our expertise spans all aspects of property and real estate law, including property development, major projects, commercial and retail leasing, planning and environment, liquor law and compensation.

We have embedded in knowledge and understanding of the policy and legal frameworks which affect our clients’ projects, gained over many years of involvement with key industry stakeholders.


  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Agribusiness
  • Development
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Leasing
  • Major projects
  • Manufactured home parks
  • Planning and environment
  • Property management



Alexander Property Group

Advising on the acquisition of greenfield development sites for development and on-sale.

Australia Post

Advising on the acquisition of properties to facilitate mail network and sales associated with the rationalisation of Australia Post’s property portfolio, including redevelopment of sites.

Australian Growth Properties Limited

Advising on the acquisition, leasing and sale of a portfolio of CBD office buildings.

Heathley Limited

Advising on acquisitions and sales of commercial and industrial properties for property trusts and property syndications.

Macquarie Bank Limited

Advising on the acquisition, structuring and development of residential sites, including Kirra Surf Apartments (Kirra Beach), The Macrossan Apartments (Brisbane), Viridian Resort & Spa, Noosa, XXV Breaker Street Residences (Main Beach), and Coast Marine Parade (Labrador).

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd

Advising on the acquisition of numerous greenfield sites for subdivision, master planned community development and on-sale.

Pradella Property Ventures

Advising on the acquisition of sites for development of manufactured home parks.

Springfield Land Corporation Pty Ltd

Advising on the development, leasing and sales of community titles scheme precincts at Greater Springfield.

Turrisi Properties Pty Ltd

Advising on the acquisition of numerous parcels of land for residential developments.

Urban Pacific Limited

Advising on the acquisition of greenfield sites for subdivision, development and on-sale.


Alexander Property Group

  • Ciel, Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta
  • Eden, Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta

AVJennings Limited

  • Central Parklands, Mt Ommaney
  • Creekwood, Carindale
  • Cunningham Rise, Goodna
  • Halpine Lake, Mango Hill
  • North Pine, Petrie
  • Parklake, Maudsland
  • Petrie on Pine, Petrie
  • Regatta Waters, Coomera
  • Rushwood, Thornlands
  • Ongoing acquisition of various greenfield sites

Heathley Limited

  • 10 Market Street, Brisbane
  • 152 Wharf Street, Brisbane
  • 8 Gardner Close Milton
  • 52 Douglas Street Milton
  • 494 Nudgee Road Hendra
  • 67 Bellrick Street Acacia Ridge

Leighton Properties Pty Ltd and Macquarie Bank Limited

Viridian Resort & Spa, Noosa

Lewis Land Corporation Limited

  • Harbour Quays Development
  • Sovereign Islands Estate

Macquarie Bank Limited

  • Kirra Surf Apartments, Kirra Beach
  • The Macrossan Apartments, Brisbane
  • Viridian Resort & Spa, Noosa
  • XXV Breaker Street Residences, Main Beach

Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd

  • Breakwater Marina, Townsville
  • Cutters Landing, New Farm
  • Ephraim Island, Gold Coast
  • Gainsborough Greens, Coomera
  • Liberty on Tedder, Gold Coast
  • Mossvale on Manly, Wakerley
  • Newstead Riverpark, Newstead
  • Sanctuary on Moggill
  • State Tennis Centre, Tennyson
  • The Arbour on Grey, South Bank
  • Waterline, Bulimba

Pacific Toyota Group and Australian Regional and Automotive Group Pty Ltd

Advising on the acquisition of motor dealerships and real estate in regional Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Premier Pacific Group

Assiting with a full range of commercial and retail developments involving the acquisition of sites, building and development applications, town planning advice and appeals, construction, leasing and sale of developments.

Proprietors of Parininihi Ki Waitotara Incorporation

Gabba Central Development, Woolloongabba.

Springfield Land Corporation

Advising on the community titling and body corporate structure for business precinct.

Sunland Group

Lead lawyer in all aspects of the development of Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast.

Tarong Energy

Facilitating a transport corridor between Brigalow and Tarong’s power station (involving complicated subdivisions and land swaps).

Turrisi Properties Pty Ltd

  • Albany Creek Nursery
  • Jasper Lane, New Farm
  • The Ivy, New Farm

Urban Pacific Limited

Acquisition of greenfield sites for subdivision, development and on-sale:

  • Fernbrooke – acquisition of numerous greenfield sites for master planned community.
  • Litigation in the Land Court challenging statutory valuations, including concessional treatment of farm land held in a developer’s land bank.
  • Ferny Grove – acquisition of greenfield sites for master planned community.


Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group Limited (ALH)

Advising on the acquisition of 25 hotels and taverns in Queensland and ongoing liquor and gaming advice.

Epic Property Investments Limited

Advising on the acquisition of sporting/community club premises, including the procurement of a liquor and gaming licenses for up to 30 gaming machines, and incorporation of the associated community clubs.

Oceanic Tourism Trust

Advising on the acquisition of South Molle Island and structuring advice for a new stapled Tourism Trust.


Advising on the acquisition and sale of six Queensland motels and hotels for Public Float.

Other hotel/island acquisitions

Advising on the acquisition, sale and management rights contracts and liquor Licenses of freehold and leasehold hotels and resorts such as Beachcomber and Shangri La Hotels (Gold Coast), Hillcrest Apartments South Brisbane, Crocodile and Corinda Hotels (Northern Territory), Port Office Hotel, Quay West Apartments Brisbane, Ipswich Motor Inn, Rockhampton Motor, Lodge, Mackay City Lodge, Gladstone Motor Inc.


Retail/commercial buildings and shopping centres

Acting for owners and property managers in all aspects of leasing and management of numerous retail/commercial buildings and shopping centres, including:

  • Australia Post property portfolio and retail Post Shop chain
  • Bronberg Shopping Centre
  • Buderim Marketplace
  • Christine Corner, Varsity Lakes
  • Coolum Park
  • Hinkler Central, Bundaberg
  • Kawana Shopping Centre
  • KMart Plaza, Mt Isa
  • Lilly Brook Shopping Centre, Kallangur
  • Maroochydore Shopping Centre
  • Middle Park Shopping Centre
  • Pelican Waters Shopping Centre
  • Raptis Plaza Shopping Centre, Surfers Paradise
  • Regency Plaza Shopping Centre
  • South Bank Corporation
  • Springfield Land Corporation Pty Ltd
  • Tree Tops Square, Burleigh Waters
  • 363 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
  • 300 Ann Street, Brisbane
  • 50 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
  • 299 Coronation Drive, Milton
  • 400 Queen Street, Brisbane
  • Heathley Limited
  • Leasing of numerous projects in Queensland including Navision House, Brisbane CBD.


Tourism resorts and hotels

Acquisition, development and financing of major tourism resorts and hotels including:

  • Cairns International Hotel, Cairns
  • Coomera Woods
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Cairns
  • Great Adventures Assets (Green Island, Fitzroy Island, Wharf District in Cairns)
  • Holiday Inn, Cairns
  • Hyatt Coolum
  • Paradise Springs, Robina
  • Viridian Resort & Spa, Noosa


The go ahead for more solar in strata

The go ahead for more solar in strata

On 24 February 2021, the NSW Government introduced new laws which makes it much easier to install renewable energy in strata buildings. Prior to this amendment, a vote on installing clean energy infrastructure required a special resolution to be passed, which is...

read more
Stamp duty v land tax under the spotlight in NSW

Stamp duty v land tax under the spotlight in NSW

Annual Property Tax as an Alternative to Stamp Duty in NSW Last year, NSW announced important taxation changes by outlining a proposal to transition from the up-front payment of stamp duty to an annual property tax. The proposal is contained in the NSW State...

read more