Allens advises Melbourne Water on Hobson's Bay Upgrade Project

Infrastructure & Transport

Allens has advised Melbourne Water on the Hobson's Bay Main Upgrade Project.

The Project involves significant tunnelling under the Yarra River to upgrade the key connection between Melbourne and the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.

This project is part of Melbourne Water’s commitment to protecting Melbourne’s bays and waterways from environmental harm and ensuring the reliability of the core infrastructure that underpins the liveability of Melbourne.

Partner David Donnelly, who led the Allens team, said 'The procurement process recognised the complexity of the tunnelling works and the challenges of the current market. It is a real credit to the Melbourne Water team, led by Nerissa Taylor and Robert Belcher, that they have been able to create the right incentives for a successful project.'

Congratulations to Melbourne Water and the successful tenderer, John Holland, on reaching this significant milestone.

Allens legal team

David Donnelly (Partner), Skye Kirby (Managing Associate), Mark Leersnyder (Senior Associate), Tessie Chang (Lawyer), Paddy O'Brien (Law Graduate)  

Notes for editors.

Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.