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Troy Lewis

Expertise

Troy is the National Head of the Construction, Infrastructure and Projects team with over 20 years industry experience. Troy specialises in project delivery, risk mitigation and avoidance and construction disputes in all states and territories of Australia. Troy is a recognised industry leader in relation to the security of payment legislation Australia wide and his experience acting on behalf of both Claimants and Respondents as well as training industry participants and adjudicators ensures that he and the entire Holding Redlich construction, infrastructure and projects team are always across the tips, tricks and traps that exist in the legislation and are always one step ahead.

Troy’s extensive industry experience ensures that the team’s advice will always be focused on the number one issue – the delivery and completion of a successful project whilst, at the same time ensuring your interests are fully protected. This means that, in the unfortunate event of a dispute you can feel safe that you are in the best position to achieve the right outcome. 

Troy’s expertise in project delivery issues and disputes involving some of the largest and most complicated of projects ensures that when advising on the drafting of and risk allocation in construction contracts as well as the appropriate manner in which to structure and deliver projects you are receiving practical commercial advice that has considered every possible pitfall (commercially and legally) and adopted best industry practice in relation to the management of same. 

In the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions of Doyles’ Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, Troy is named as one of the Leading Construction & Infrastructure Lawyers in Queensland. Troy has also been named in the Best Lawyers in Australia guide in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 in the practice area of Construction/Infrastructure Law.

In addition Troy has significant regulatory experience in the construction industry having been the client relationship and lead partner for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) between October 2014 and July 2015, and since 1 July 2016. 

In 2018 Troy was appointed by the State Government as a panel member of the Building Industry Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel. This panel was appointed pursuant to section 200A of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) to undertake an evaluation of the implementation of the BIF Act as well as to determine the effectiveness of the legislative framework in meeting the policy intent and identifying opportunities for improvement of security of payment outcomes. Troy has also recently been engaged to provide advice to the Department of Housing and Public Works and the Fairness in Contracting Subcommittee of the Ministerial Construction Council in relation to the potential prescribing of prohibited terms in construction contracts pursuant to section 67GB of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act.

Experience

Troy has extensive project experience in a number of sectors including major commercial construction, civil works projects, infrastructure projects, water, energy and resources projects, PPP’s, LNG projects and mining projects. This includes on some of Queensland and Australia’s biggest projects including:

  • Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal
  • GLNG Project
  • Abbott Point Coal Terminal
  • Riverside Walk
  • Clem 7 Tunnel
  • Sino Iron Project
  • Gold Coast Desalination Plant
  • Northern Territory Secure Facilities PPP
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre PPP
  • Soul Development
  • Diamantina Power Station
  • Carnarvon Power Station
  • Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Daydream Island Refurbishment & Redevelopment
  • Gateway Motorway Upgrade
  • Hamilton and Whitsundays Solar Farms 
  • Murra Warra Wind Farms 
  • Legacy Way 
  • Long Bay Forensic and Prison Hospital PPP
  • RAAF Tindall
  • Amrun Arraw Dam & Infrastructure Corridor
  • Carrapateena Copper Gold Mine Project
  • Merredin Solar Farm
  • Riley, Flynn and Bailey Towers.

Troy also presents numerous training courses for industry bodies and in house for clients in relation to key risk and project delivery issues facing the industry as well as security of payment and best practice in contract administration. Troy has been conducting one day intensive training courses on the security of payment legislation for in excess of 13 years and is regularly requested to present on behalf of peak industry organisations such as the Civil Contractors Federation, Master Builders and Engineers Australia to their members on such topics.

Upcoming Seminars