Meredith Riley
Partner, Sydney
I am a construction and infrastructure lawyer, dedicated to facilitating the successful procurement and execution of major infrastructure projects. I provide tailored legal expertise to navigate the complexities of project delivery, ensuring compliance and mitigating risks, and provide strategic guidance to drive project success and achieve favourable outcomes.

I have a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances associated with high profile infrastructure projects, having worked on some of the most significant infrastructure projects in Australia.

I advise on all project phases, including providing initial strategic advice, developing procurement structures, drafting and negotiating major project documents and advising on contract administration issues.

I am committed to helping my clients navigate the legal challenges associated with infrastructure development, offering practical and workable solutions that help them to achieve their strategic objectives.

Career highlights

  • Canberra Light Rail – Stage 2A – Advised the D&C JV as part of Canberra Metro's augmentation proposal.
  • ARTC – advised ARTC on its Melbourne Airport Rail Project and its dual procurement of the Botany Rail Duplication Project and the Cabramatta Loop Project.
  • NSW Treasury – advised NSW Treasury on the development of its standard PPP Template Project Deed.
  • Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade – advised TfNSW on the procurement of the Warringah Freeway upgrade section and assisted with providing strategic advice on the procurement structure of Western Harbour Tunnel.
  • WestConnex – advised Sydney Motorway Corporation and RMS on all aspects of the 3 stages of the WestConnex Motorway Project, including drafting and negotiating the Stages 1 and 2 Project Deeds and Stage 3A D&C Deed, and providing strategic advice on the broader procurement structure.
  • Project Remediate – advised Department of Customer Service – Office of Project Remediate in relation to its procurement of a provider for lending services.
  • Social Housing – advised the NSW Aboriginal Land Council in relation to its bid under Phase 2 of the NSW Social and Affordable Housing Fund.
  • Student Accommodation – advised UTAS in relation to the procurement of its student accommodation project.

Awards and recognition

  • Meredith is recognised as 'Recommended', Leading Front End Construction, Infrastructure & Major Projects Lawyers by Doyles Guide 2023.