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David Donnelly

David Donnelly

Partner, Sector Leader, Infrastructure & Transport
BBus LLB (Hons)
Melbourne | +61 3 9613 8112
David.Donnelly@allens.com.au


David specialises in infrastructure projects (including PPPs). He also has significant experience advising on resource development projects and project financing transactions.

David's practice includes:

  • advising on the origination of new infrastructure (including PPPs and other competitive bid processes);
  • ongoing advisory roles on the delivery and operational aspects of successfully closed PPPs and major infrastructure projects; and 
  • advising on secondary market investments and acquisitions.

David's infrastructure experience covers a range of asset classes and sectors. 

  • Prisons and Justice – Grafton Prison (NSW); Port Phillip Prison (Vic);  Fulham Correctional Centre (Vic); Northern Territory Secure Facilities (NT); Ravenhall Prison Project (Vic); Eastern Goldfields (WA); Ararat Prison (Vic); SAPOL (SA). 
  • Hospitals Casey Hospital (Vic); Royal North Shore Hospital PPP (NSW); Midland Hospital Project (WA); Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Vic); Sunshine Coast University Hospital (Qld); Queen Elizabeth II Carpark (WA).
  • Rail – Gold Coast Light Rail – Stage 2 (Qld); Capital Metro (ACT); New Generation Rolling Stock PPP (Qld); Gold Coast Light Rail – Stage 1 (Qld); CBD and South East Light Rail Project (NSW); Seoul Subway No 9 (Korea).
  • Roads – East West Link (Vic); Hills M2 Motorway Upgrade (NSW); Interlink M5 (NSW); Clem 7 (Qld); EastLink (Vic).
  • Schools and Universities – Victorian New Schools PPP (Vic); New Zealand Schools 2 PPP (NZ); Queensland Schools Project (Qld); UNSWAsia (Singapore); Curtin Singapore(Singapore); Singapore Schools PPP (Singapore); Biosciences Research Centre (Vic).
  • Accommodation – Wollongong Student Accommodation Project (NSW); BCIMC/Pamoja Student Accommodation Investment Vehicle (Regional); Aloft Sydney (NSW); Project Single LEAP 2 (Cth)
  • Communications – NBN Co (Cth); Emergency Alerting System PPP (Vic); Cambodia Air Traffic Services (Cambodia); CamGSM Network (Cambodia); Ericsson Vendor Financings (Sri Lanka and Indonesia); STAR TV sale (Indonesia).
  • Water – Metropolitan Adelaide Water Alliance (SA); Adelaide Desalination Plant PPP (SA); Cape Riche Desalination Plant (WA).
  • Energy – Bald Hills Wind Farm (Vic); Gunning Wind Farm (NSW); Hydrogen Power Abu Dhabi (UAE);  Greenough River Solar (WA); Solar Flagships (NSW);
  • Resources – Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (WA); Phu Kham Copper-Gold Project (Laos); Michelago PRC Gold (PRC);  Caterpillar Lease Receivables Financing (Indonesia); Global Alumina Investment (Guinea); Sarawak Smelter Project (Malaysia);

David also has experience working on property development transactions, including the Hawke & King Development (Vic); 664 Collins Street (Vic); Botanical Brighton Development (Vic); Federation Centres Merger; Owen Dixon Chambers West (Vic); Sydney Convention Centre (NSW);  Soewaerna Development (Indonesia); Supermal Karawachi (Indonesia) and Sunflower Town Centre (Vietnam).