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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

08 June 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

With ambulance ramping occurring in our public hospitals because of a lack of doctors, nurses and beds, the AMA is calling on National Cabinet to urgently address public hospital funding to pull hospitals ‘back from the brink’.

01 June 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

A discussion paper in response to the Shergold Weir Building Confidence Report (BCR) is now open for public comment.

01 June 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

A new clinical standard will change our approach to peripheral intravenous catheter insertion — a procedure carried out on 7.7 million Australians each year.

24 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Morrison Government is strengthening national capacity against future pandemics and other diseases by developing a pathway to Australia’s own sovereign manufacturing capability for mRNA vaccines.

18 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The presentation from Modern Building Alliance Executive Chair Quentin de Hults at the Australian Modern Building Alliance’s Fire Safety 2021 Conference & Tradeshow saw European data presented to Australian building personnel that highlighted seven layers of fire safety in buildings.

18 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The scientists are calling for World Health Organisation indoor air-quality guidelines, which cover pollutants such as carbon monoxide and other chemicals, to be extended to include airborne pathogens.

10 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The AMA position statement outlines how to ensure GPs are involved in maternity care and are able to provide continuity of care to mothers and babies from pre-conception and through all the important milestones in the mother and baby’s lives.

04 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Department of Health’s Telehealth service is to be extended until the end of the year.

04 May 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Despite the federal government’s HomeBuilder scheme coming to a close, house building has reached record numbers in April, as new apartment development activity hits its lowest point since 2012.

27 April 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

A team of Australian drug researchers, including Monash University, have led a global call to action to accelerate new approaches for cardiovascular disease drug solutions.

21 April 2021 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

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

The long-awaited Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 has been quietly released. We discuss the key provisions.

20 April 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Rebecca Casson, who's the chief executive of Master Builders Victoria says she is working closely with the Government to adjust the rules of the scheme.