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Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.

Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Our Construction, Infrastructure & Projects Group works closely with clients to effectively manage contractual and commercial risk and to avoid, minimise and resolve disputes. Understanding clients’ objectives within the broader commercial and political context of their operations is a priority. 

Expertise

  • we specialise in all aspects of construction and infrastructure law with particular expertise in documenting and advising on complex projects 
  • we act for principals, developers, contractors, facilities managers, consultants and other industry participants
  • our clients range from major institutions to specialist consultants and subcontractors
  • we deliver front and back end services including tenders and project documentation; claims preparation and review; security of payment advice and claims- contract administration, risk management and strategic project planning; alternative dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration; and residential building disputes (NSW).
  • we can help guide you through the new Modern Slavery laws. These new laws are significant and high-profile changes for the Australian business landscape that reflect a growing awareness for the need to address modern slavery both domestically and internationally - and all business and government executives need to ensure they are up to speed. Find out more here about the new Modern Slavery laws and what we can do to ensure your business is compliant.

We also have dedicated pages on the key areas of Procurement and Building Cladding.

Procurement

Read more about our dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients here.

Building Cladding

Building cladding issues and legislation are currently among the most important topics for the construction industry. To see what expertise we provide in this area, click here.

Experience

Advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to construction disputes (substantive litigation in all superior courts, arbitration, expert determination and mediation) 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 advising on some significant projects

  • Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal
  • GLNG Project
  • Abbott Point Coal Terminal
  • Riverside Walk
  • advising NSW Housing on a major social housing project in Glebe
  • advising the Northern Territory Government on the development of the Marine Industry Park (a 160 hectare development in Darwin)
  • advising a consortium on all aspects of its bid for Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre PPP
  • advising a consortium on its bid for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP
  • advising financiers in relation to the O&M contracts for Lane Cove Tunnel project
  • advising financiers in relation to the widening and refinancing of the M5 toll road in New South Wales
  • acting in a major arbitration involving the construction of electricity and steam generation facilities at six Victorian hospitals involving companies from Australia, New Zealand, France and America (the Victorian Hospitals Cogeneration Project – VHCP)
  • advising an engineering company in relation to claims arising from the construction of an underground liquefied petroleum gas facility.


Recent Posts

22 September 2021 - Knowledge

New regime to unlock investment in Australia’s offshore energy projects

#Renewable Energy, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development

The Federal Government has introduced the long-awaited Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021, which will establish a framework for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore electricity projects.

22 September 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The strength in New Home Sales in recent months indicates that the boom in detached home building will continue to create strong employment opportunities into the second half of 2022.

08 September 2021 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property, Planning & Development, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The compliance provisions of the Design and Building Practitioners Act commenced on 1 July 2021. To help you understand how you are impacted, we have pieced together guides for four key participants with compliance obligations under the new regime.

07 September 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Morrison Government has introduced legislation to deliver on our commitment to unlock a wave of new investment in offshore electricity generation and transmission projects.

01 September 2021 - Knowledge

Court of Appeal reallocates liability in Lacrosse case – has the dust finally settled?

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development

We review the Victorian Court of Appeal's 2021 decision on the allocation of liability between the building surveyor and the fire engineering consultant in the landmark cladding litigation arising from the 2014 Lacrosse Tower fire.

24 August 2021 - Knowledge

The Partnership opportunity for increasing social and affordable housing in Australia

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development

Housing developments that provide both solid long-term returns and positive social outcomes, often through public-private partnerships, are an idea whose time has come throughout Australia.

24 August 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Infrastructure Australia has outlined practical steps to deliver infrastructure that is more resilient to threats such as bushfires, droughts, floods, global pandemic, and cyber-attacks, in new advisory papers released.

10 August 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) fell by a further 6.8 points to 48.7 in July, recording the first fall into contraction since September 2020 (readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with lower results indicating a stronger pace of contraction).

26 July 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

A Build to Rent project in Subiaco, Western Australia has become the first Carbon Neutral Certified apartment building in Australia under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Buildings.

21 July 2021 - Knowledge

Construction in lockdown – except ‘urgent’ works

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #COVID-19

Following the NSW Government’s restrictions on construction works across the Greater Sydney Area, we look at what work can still be performed during this time and actions you should be taking according to your contract.

13 July 2021 - Knowledge

Will your expert determination clause hold up?

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics

Expert determination is quickly becoming a preferred method of dispute resolution for construction claims. We provide a quick update on a critical development in the interpretation of a standard form clause following a recent NSW Supreme Court decision.

13 July 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has issued a high alert for construction companies and their customers in Australia.