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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

24 February 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Local Government

#Local Government, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

We provide a snapshot of the recent regulatory and policy developments affecting the waste industry in Victoria, Queensland and NSW that local governments need to be aware of.

23 February 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Aussies are being encouraged to link their Medicare to their myGov accounts, ahead of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

22 February 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Building Stronger Homes Roundtable convened by the Insurance Council of Australia and Master Builders Australia has proposed a number of disaster mitigation and resilience initiatives that will help to strengthen existing homes and communities against extreme weather events.

16 February 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has published a security snapshot of key cyber threats in the health sector, advising hospitals, research organisations and others on how to protect themselves from cyber security threats.

10 February 2021 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

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

In this edition, we look at a recent court case that demonstrates the importance of a clear and thoughtfully drafted scope of work in a construction contract that includes the purpose for which the works are required.

10 February 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Construction activity has returned to growth, with increased optimism for workloads to grow in 2021.

09 February 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Doctors must now prescribe drugs using their chemical name, not brand names.

02 February 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Department of Health has announced changes to the National Cervical Screening Program’s Clinical Guidelines pathway for women at intermediate risk.

27 January 2021 - Knowledge

Ban this bad batch – high-risk cladding products now prohibited in Victoria

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

From 1 February 2021, the use of aluminium composite panels and expanded polystyrene products will be banned in certain building works in Victoria.

27 January 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The success of the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder grants program demonstrates the power of residential construction in supporting jobs and driving economic activity.

27 January 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

The Federal Government reported last year that an increasing number of young Australians are ditching their private health insurance despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

20 January 2021 - Knowledge

Queensland Government Bulletin

#Government, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Good faith is an obligation frequently included in agreements involved in a major project