Construction & infrastructure

We support principals, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, financiers and insurers involved in delivering complex projects across Australia in a wide range of sectors such as civil and social infrastructure, commercial and industrial building, energy and renewables, resources, technology, aquaculture and marine.

Our clients appreciate our extensive industry knowledge, experience, passion and ability to deliver solutions to their challenging business issues, such as:

  • Project Development – identification of delivery model (such as Construct-only, D&C, Alliance, and PPP), tender process and form of contract;
  • Commercial and Contractual Risk Management – identifying, evaluating and managing the legal and commercial risks of projects;
  • Contract Management – understanding, managing and enforcing the rights, obligations and processes set out in the relevant contracts;
  • Security of Payment – managing cash flow by pursuing unpaid amounts or responding to claims under the relevant security of payment legislation;
  • Contract Issues – such as payment, variations, defects, termination and the impact of changed circumstances, such as unforeseen conditions, changes in law, and delay and disruption;
  • Dispute Resolution – negotiated settlement, alternative dispute resolution, court and arbitration proceedings; and
  • Governance – compliance with relevant laws and regulatory requirements such as probity, employee relations, workplace health & safety, environment, anti-competition, security of payment, and anti-bribery & corruption laws.

Examples of our team’s experience in construction and infrastructure include:

Civil Infrastructure, such as road and bridge construction, rail, tunnels, airport runway overlays, dam enlargements, water and wastewater systems, and port infrastructure including:

  • NBN above ground services contract for Tasmania;
  • Tasmanian Regional Towns Water Supply Project;
  • Redevelopment of Hobart Macquarie Wharf; and
  • Hobart Airport Runway Overlay Project.

Commercial and Industrial Building, such as high-rise, mixed-use and shopping centres, hotel developments, process plants and factories including:

  • Kingston Park Redevelopment Project;
  • Devonport Living City CBD Redevelopment Project;
  • Princes Wharf No.1 Building Works Project;
  • Hobart Parliament Square Redevelopment Project; and
  • nationwide fit out project for an Australian company for 200 sites across Australia.

Social Infrastructure, such as hospitals, education, prisons, sports facilities and affordable housing projects including:

  • multiple aquatic centre developments and upgrades;
  • acting for a community housing provider in the construction of 400 new dwellings; and
  • building and development contracts for multiple affordable housing projects.

Energy and Resources, such as power, onshore and offshore oil and gas projects and contract mining such as open cut coal, gold and iron ore including:

  • acting in connection with a number of a hybrid renewable energy projects in South Australia and Tasmania;
  • acting in relation to the early works component of the Haughton Solar Farm project, Queensland;
  • acting for an Australian energy utility in respect of the preparation and negotiation of a battery supply agreement;
  • acting for a US energy supplier in relation to supply of portable gas turbines to the State government including negotiation of a power rental agreement; and
  • mining services contract advice and management.

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