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Experience, commerciality and insight to ensure local, state and federal governments can deliver priority projects and services across Australia

We work with clients from all levels of government in Australia including statutory authorities to provide the legal advice they require to deliver major services and property and infrastructure projects across the country. Our legal teams from the commercial side of our practice are fortunate to serve their government client base in property and planning, insurance, environment, major projects and infrastructure, commercial contracts, employment, technology and privacy and dispute resolution.

Experience

  • The resolution of property, planning and environment matters including the compulsory acquisition of land in major public infrastructure projects
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts including major procurement agreements, employment agreements, intellectual property agreements and sponsorship agreements
  • Dispute resolution
  • The preparation of legal, regulatory and compliance reports in relation to major infrastructure projects during preliminary investigation and business case phases of the projects
  • The sale of significant property and land assets

Exceptional outcomes

Western Australian Local Government / Advising various Western Australia local councils including negotiation with local authorities and landowners in relation to the construction of major works, sealed roads, and easements to allow access to and from private properties over Crown land.
Redland City Council / We successfully advised Redland City Council in proceedings in the Planning and Environment Court to defend Council’s decision to refuse a residential subdivision in Thornlands and continue to advise the Council in relation to other proposed residential developments in the region. 
Unitywater / We advised Unitywater on the full ICT lifecycle of a managed services contract with NEC. Our advice included a strategy to transition-out managed ICT services from its existing provider together with a plan for procuring such services from a new panel of potential vendors.
State and Local Governments / We provide strategic advice to both state and local Government authorities in relation to compensation negotiations for the resumption of land for significant transport and social infrastructure projects across Queensland.
Western Australia Local Government / On behalf of our client, a large West Australian local government body, we negotiated the terms for an IT procurement agreement with an international vendor for an on-premises payroll software and services solution. This included service and support, implementation services, third-party software and intellectual property rights, risk management, warranties and indemnities, and transition-out services.
Waste facility contracts / Advising the member councils of a Perth metropolitan regional council in relation to contracts for the design, construction and operation of a waste facility.

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