Construction Infrastructure

Our construction team is focussed on providing end-to-end legal support on infrastructure projects – from project structuring, advice on procurement options, financing, tender strategy, contract documentation and negotiation through to contract administration, maintenance issues and dispute resolution.

We have worked with governments, consortia, financiers and subcontractors across the full spectrum of project delivery.

Our experience includes a broad range of project delivery models such as: traditional construction procurement, partnering/alliancing, target price contracts, guaranteed maximum price contracts, design/build, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), and construction management and other fast-track procurement strategies.

Our construction team has been involved in more than 100 nationally significant infrastructure projects across Australian and in the key areas of health, transport (ports, roads, rail and light rail), mining, general construction, government, PPPs and finance, education (incorporating universities and schools), justice (including prisons), property development, power and water.

Brisbane Airport parallel runway

The cornerstone of the Brisbane Airport Corporation's infrastructure program for Australia's third-busiest airport is a new Parallel Runway, expected to be completed by 2020. We are currently supporting BAC with the development and implementation of a procurement strategy for Stage 1 of the proposed A$1.3 billion runway.

Walker Corporation Rhodes Peninsula

Acted for Walker Corporation in its redevelopment of waterfront land at Rhodes, NSW. The development is an estimated A$800 million project which involved a paint factory site being remediated and redeveloped to a mixed-use, high-rise, shopping centre, residential and commercial village.

East West Link PPP project

Advising Leighton Contractors, John Holland Group and Dragados S.A. on their shortlisted bid, as part of the Momentum Infrastructure consortium, for the design and construction elements of East West Link PPP project.

Roads & Maritime Services pro-forma design and construction project deed

Acted for Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) on preparing the new design and construction project deed for use on major projects. Work involved participating in workshops to discuss risk allocation and drafting the new form of contract in close consultation with the RMS legal and commercial teams.

Port of Melbourne Channel Deepening Project

Advised Port of Melbourne Channel Deepening, one of the largest infrastructure projects conducted by the Victorian Government in recent times, seen as critical to the Port and Australia's position in global shipping. As key advisers to the Port of Melbourne Corporation, we advised on many aspects of the project, including the Supplementary Environmental Effects Statement and managed the public hearing process Federal Court litigation over the Federal Government's environmental approval for the dredging, cultural and Aboriginal heritage issues, relocation of essential infrastructure under the Yarra River, the resolution of the alliance dredging contract, and land tenure issues relating to land assets affected by the project.