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Michael Creedon's practice focus is construction and major infrastructure projects. He has more than 12 years' experience preparing, negotiating and reviewing complex construction, engineering, maintenance and consultancy agreements for large-scale public and private sector projects.
A former civil engineer, Michael brings unique practical and technical expertise to his broad-sector legal practice, which spans the following industries:
Michael also advises on:
Active in many legal, engineering and contracting professional bodies, Michael authors the highly-regarded National Construction Law Update and is a regular commentator on construction and engineering-related issues.
Areas of expertise include:
Michael deals widely in all forms of construction dispute resolution including mediation, structured negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation. Known for his focus on dispute prevention, Michael seeks to minimise time and costs through effective contract administration, early risk identification and a hands-on approach. Michael manages the process from inception to delivery, providing pragmatic solutions to reduce client risk and liability.
Michael is highly experienced in major public projects at both State and Federal level. His high-profile portfolio of projects and transactions includes Pacific Motorway upgrades, South-East Transit Projects, the Port of Brisbane Motorway upgrade, the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme, Brisbane City Council’s Clem 7 Tunnel, and various Department of Defence projects. Michael provides practical, transparent and accountable advice, guided by an in-depth understanding of policy, legislative and political dynamics at play on high-profile and sometimes sensitive public projects.
With more than 12 years in construction and infrastructure practice, Michael has developed an excellent reputation for innovative procurement and project delivery advice across a broad range of industry sectors. He is highly-regarded for his strong commercial approach in all his project dealings, be it a relationship contract, standard procurement or a traditional design and construct project. Adept in diverse project delivery models, Michael applies a common sense approach to identify market risks with chosen models as well as providing guidance on the most appropriate delivery model for any given project. Sought-after for his dual technical and big picture expertise, Michael was recently appointed to the Port of Townsville Major Project Committee to assist the Board in smooth delivery of a wide program of infrastructure projects.
In addition his major infrastructure advice, Michael also has a leading practice in construction property development. Currently he is the head construction lawyer for the Royal National Agricultural Association’s $3 billion redevelopment of the Brisbane Showgrounds. Michael was also closely involved in the multi-million dollar Tennyson Tennis Centre redevelopment and has advised on many other significant property developments throughout Queensland.
With dual professional careers in civil engineering and now the law, Michael brings a unique practical and technical insight into major transport projects. Working across road, rail, port and airfields projects from inception to completion, Michael is highly experienced in all major project infrastructure models including public-private partnerships, alliances, and ECIs. He is currently advising on Brisbane’s $1.3 billion parallel runway as well as several major port and road projects.