Social Infrastructure - Hospitals, Education, Housing and Justice

The unprecedented demand for social infrastructure in Australia presents considerable challenges as governments and the private sector seek innovative and efficient ways to deliver the essential health, education, housing and justice needs of our communities.

We have a long track-record of assisting with the planning, procurement and delivery of social infrastructure projects. We assemble cross-disciplinary teams for the lifecycle of the infrastructure project and seamlessly integrate our specialists in real estate, planning, environment, construction, tax, finance, competition and regulatory, insurance and dispute resolution to manage risk and achieve the best outcome for the project.

We are recognised leading lawyers in the infrastructure sector and have extensive relevant experience. For example, we have successfully delivered to financial close for government more health PPPs than any other legal adviser in Australia, and we are playing key roles on most major justice, housing and education projects.

Orange Hospital PPP Project

Acted for the Carewest consortium (Westpac/Abigroup/Honeywell/Medirest) on its bid for the Orange Hospital PPP project. We advised on all aspects of the consortium's bid to NSW Health on this project to finance, design, construct and facilities manage a new hospital in Orange, NSW.

NSW Social Housing PPP Project - Airds-Bradbury

Acting for the NSW Department of Housing and the Department of Finance & Services on the new NSW Social Housing PPP at Airds-Bradbury. This (approx) A$500 million project involves the renewal and revitalisation of a social housing estate with 1470 dwellings located in the Campbelltown local government area. As principal legal advisors to the NSW government on only the second project of its kind in Australia, this is one of the most complex infrastructure projects to be delivered under the PPP framework to date.

South East Queensland Schools PPP Project

Advised Aspire Schools Consortium on its successful bid for the SEQLD schools PPP project to build and maintain seven schools over a number of years. This was the first PPP to utilise the Supported Debt Model where Queensland Treasury Corporation provided term debt which resulted in complex inter-creditor arrangements with construction and term debt providers. The transaction received the Euromoney Project Finance Asia Pacific PPP Deal of the Year.

Ravenhall Prison PPP

Acted for the Secure Pathways consortium consisting of Macquarie, Serco Australia, Lend Lease and John Laing in relation to the Ravenhall Prison PPP. The Project involves the design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance of a 1000 bed men's medium security prison PPP project in the north of Melbourne.

Edith Cowan University Student Accommodation PPP Project

Acting for Edith Cowan University, Perth on its Student Accommodation PPP project to provide additional student accommodation on campus as well as transferring the management and operation of existing accommodation across to the successful private sector consortium.