Daryl Clifford




A leading property and infrastructure lawyer, Daryl has played major roles in significant Queensland infrastructure projects. These include Queen's Wharf Integrated Resort Development, Brisbane Square, Dockside (Kangaroo Point), Raby Bay Canal Estate, Queensland Curtis LNG Project, Gold Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast Light Rail and several major water pipelines.

Daryl is a recognised expert in the delivery of linear infrastructure. He acts for developers, property trusts, resource companies and governments across a broad range of property and infrastructure projects.

Daryl is an active member and supporter of LawRight. He regularly attends the Refugee Civil Law Clinic as a volunteer. He is Deputy Chair of the Property Council of Australia (Qld) Infrastructure Committee.

Key deals

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

Lead lawyer for the Queensland Government in the Queen’s Wharf integrated resort development project in the Brisbane CBD. The development includes a new casino, high-end hotels, residential and retail developments, a new pedestrian bridge across the Brisbane River and extensive public realm.

Gold Coast Light Rail

Advised the Department of Transport and Main Roads in relation to tenure arrangements for stage 1 and 2 of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit Light Rail Project, including advice in relation to legislative amendments to the Transport infrastructure Act 1994 (Qld). Currently advising in relation to stage 3A.

Gold Coast University Hospital

Advised on property aspects of the Gold Coast University Hospital Project including land acquisitions and swaps, issues associated with the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld). Advised on the co-location of the Gold Coast Private Hospital on the Gold Coast University Hospital Campus. Negotiated agreement for lease and lease and service agreements.

Dockside, Kangaroo Point

Principal legal adviser to the joint venture developers of the Dockside Project. Advised on its acquisition and continuing development, establishment of the joint venture vehicle, review of existing leases, easements and complex titling arrangements, and town planning and project management matters.

QGC (now Shell)

Advised on tenure issues including acquisition of a pipeline corridor and shared infrastructure corridor related to the Queensland Curtis LNG project.