A member of the planning government infrastructure and environment group since 2019 and a senior associate since 2023, Krystal works with local government and private clients in relation to planning, government, infrastructure and environment law issues and disputes.

A glimpse into Krystal’s practice includes the provision of legal advice in relation to complex planning and infrastructure law issues, local government delegations, and land acquisition.

Krystal has been involved in intricate planning appeals in the Planning and Environment Court of Queensland, proceedings relating to infrastructure in the Supreme Court of Queensland, and judicial review litigation in the Federal Court of Australia in respect of the review of a decision made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).

In the public sector, Krystal has been involved in projects relating to the review and drafting of local government documents, including infrastructure agreements, local government delegation instruments and registers, enforcement manuals and precedents, parts of planning schemes, and temporary local planning instruments, as well as projects involving the provision of complex legal advice in relation to litigation strategy, tidal works, land for community facilities, and land acquisition and valuation.

In the private sector, Krystal has been involved in a number of projects relating to the provision of legal advice in respect of master-planned communities and development applications across various areas of local government, as well as projects relating to planning appeal litigation and planning due diligence.

Krystal holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class 1) from Bond University. In addition, Krystal also holds a Diploma of Legal Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Krystal has tutored Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in respect of all Bachelor of Laws subjects at Bond University. Krystal has also co-authored a number of publications relating to planning, government, infrastructure and environment law. Krystal was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2019.

Outside of legal practice, Krystal enjoys going to the beach, reading, doing crosswords and other brain puzzles, yoga, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Memberships
  • Law Society of Queensland
  • Queensland Environmental Law Association
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