Michelle Wille

Michelle Wille
Special Counsel
Direct telephone: +61 7 3232 0921
Admitted: February 1999


Michelle Wille joined Leanne Bowie Lawyers in 2012, having previously worked as a special counsel with Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters). She was with Allens Arthur Robinson for the period 2006-2012 and before that, Minter Ellison (1999-2005). Michelle’s early career provided her with experience in real estate and property development, including for a number of government-owned corporations.

Michelle primarily advises mining, gas and oil companies and has a particular focus on environmental and tenure related due diligence, including tenements, regulatory mapping and approvals and identifying environmental and other planning constraints for these projects. She also has experience with projects in the quarrying and timber industries.

Other specialist interests include:
o Underlying tenure and tenement arrangements for projects (both freehold and leasehold);
o Infrastructure, development and access agreements of various types;
o Waste management issues including negotiating beneficial re-use agreements for mines and other industrial developments (particularly those relating to water re-use);
o Regional Planning Interests, particularly strategic cropping land;
o Owner’s consent issues;
o Regulatory Mapping Issues, including correcting mapping errors (eg. vegetation, watercourse, wetland);
o Project approvals status and monitoring for clients across State and Commonwealth jurisdictions (eg. EPBC Act approvals, EIS & Environmental Authority Applications).

Michelle is currently an alternate member of the Queensland Resources Council’s Environment Committee and has previously been a member of the Queensland Resources Council’s Waste Working Group.