Venesa Gleeson

Venesa Gleeson
Venesa Gleeson is a Special Counsel at Emanate Legal.

Direct: (07) 4727 0194
Mobile: 0402 878 534

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Environmental Auditor
Areas of Practice
  • Town Planning and Environment Law
  • Development Applications and Approvals
  • Large Infrastructure Projects and Agreements
  • Project Management
  • Compulsory Acquisition and Land Valuations
  • Energy/Resources Law
  • Major commercial transactions
  • Native Title and Cultural Heritage
  • Environmental Law / Prosecutions
  • Appeals / Negotiations / Mediations
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Admitted to the:
  • Supreme Court, Queensland
  • Supreme Court, Northern Territory
  • High Court, Australia
  • High Court of New Zealand
Key Statement

Venesa's primary focus is working with clients to implement strategies that secure the best outcome for the client. She has a reputation for developing and implementing considered outcomes to complex and challenging issues particularly in respect of resources, infrastructure and planning and environmental law.

In achieving the outcome sought by the client, Venesa considers the necessary drivers to be, taking a proactive attitude, effective communication, perseverance, setting out a strategic approach moving forward and a thorough understanding of the client's desired outcome.

Her specialised understanding and practical application of the law delivers meaningful outcomes for clients. Focussing on key areas of the law ensures clients are being delivered experience, expertise and reliability. She considers herself lucky to be part of the successful and talented team at Emanate.

What sets Venesa apart is her passion for the law, attention to detail and goal-orientated focus.

Background / Experience

Clients that Venesa has represented and advised include various local governments, Xstrata, Lancini Group of Companies, Mirvac Group, CEC Group, Juniper, Morris Corporation, Jarrod McCracken, Bastemeyer, various local governments and some of the largest cattle grazing property owners in Australia.

  • Planning and Development: preparing, lodging and project managing small to large scale development applications including residential developments, mining operations, shopping centres. Heritage. Drafting local laws and regulations. Advices. Appeals.
  • Acquisition and Resumption Law: advices on compulsory acquisition processes and major development/infrastructure projects. Hardship Applications. Advices. Appeals.
  • Land Valuation: conversion of land tenure. Objections to land valuations. Advices. Appeals.
  • Energy and Resources Law: applications, advices, licensing, permits, renewals. Make Good Agreements. Negotiating agreements on compensation, land access, mediation. Advices. Appeals.
  • Major Infrastructure Projects: delivering advice and negotiating agreements for land access, easement documents, compensation agreements including railways, water pipelines, ports.
  • Native Title/Cultural Heritage: advices, claims, submissions on extinguishment.
  • Environmental Litigation/Law: Defending complex environmental litigation. Contamination. Climate Control. Advices.
  • Appeals / Negotiations / Mediations
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