Trent Forrest has extensive and enviable experience across a broad spectrum of planning and development sectors in Queensland, with a particular focus on major CBD and inner city commercial, residential and mixed use projects

For more than 11 years, Trent has assisted predominantly private sector clients to obtain development approvals for a wide range of urban development. 

Trent has degrees in law, having practiced as a solicitor for 10 years, and urban and regional planning. His strong desire to work with the development industry to influence the shape and form of our cities and communities led him to town planning.

His clients trust him to provide timely, concise, accurate, practical and commercial advice and application strategies. Adding to his list of expertise, he now also acts as an expert witness in the Planning and Environment Court.

Trent’s career highlights include: 

  • 80 Ann Street, Brisbane City – application strategy, stakeholder engagement, DA management and changes to approvals. 
  • 62 Mary Street, Brisbane City –  application strategy, stakeholder engagement and DA management
  • 443 Queen Street, Brisbane City – strategic advice, stakeholder engagement, DA management and changes to approvals
  • Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, Parklands – stakeholder engagement, preparation of Plan of Development and DA management, and compliance assessment
  • 480 Queen Street, Brisbane City – DA management, changes to approvals
  • Noosa Civic shopping centre expansion – application strategy, stakeholder engagement, DA management and P&E Court appeal

As a strategic advisor, my focus is devising robust application strategies which deliver timely and commercial planning outcomes that help shape better urban environments for our community.