Government

Government departments, agencies and statutory authorities have an expanding and critical influence upon Australia's corporate landscape.

They contribute to, and influence, the market, private sector activities and how businesses operate. But with tightening budgets and public expectations now higher than ever before, governments are under mounting pressure to deliver.

How we can help

Our team is focussed on advancing the outcomes of government while supporting economic growth and improving our communities across the country. We offer both expertise and insights, having advised on important reform, infrastructure development, procurement, divestment and privatisation projects – often the first of their kind.

Helping clients navigate the full spectrum of legal issues they are likely to face

  • assisting with public sector projects such as privatisations, major infrastructure and procurement projects;
  • developing policy and implementing legislative and regulatory reforms;
  • working with regulatory bodies on the application of regulatory schemes;
  • advising on the legislative frameworks within which statutory authorities and other government bodies operate;
  • advising on public law matters, including constitutional and administrative law issues; and
  • acting on litigious matters, including commissions and inquiries.

The strategic edge to succeed

Understanding the complex stakeholder environments in which they operate, we help our clients achieve their objectives – whether they be to achieve legislative and regulatory reforms, value for money procurements or the delivery of major transactions on time and within budget.

Experience

Sale of WestConnex

Advised NSW Treasury and Transport for New South Wales on the disposal of its 51% interest in the WestConnex Toll Roads.

Snowy Hydro 2.0 Expansion Scheme

Advised Snowy Hydro on the preliminary work associated with the $2 billion Snowy Hydro 2.0 Expansion Scheme. Our work has included initial advice on all aspects of the funding, construction, environmental planning and real estate aspects of the project.

Connected and Automated Vehicle Trial Grant Program

Advised VicRoads in relation to the Connected and Automated Vehicle Trial Grant Program, which involves VicRoads providing grants to successful recipients to help fund connected and automated vehicle trials following a competitive expression of interest process.

Redevelopment of Herston Quarter

Advising Metro North Hospital and Health Service on the staged redevelopment of a 5 hectare site adjacent to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), which formerly housed the Royal Children's Hospital.

Inland Rail Project

Advising Transport for Victoria on the Inland Rail Project, which involves upgrading or constructing 1,700km of freight rail infrastructure between Melbourne and Brisbane.

Waterfront Place Market Led Proposal

Advising Queensland Government - Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning on the Market Led Proposal by DEXUS for the redevelopment of its Waterfront Precinct in the Brisbane CBD.

Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme

Advised Victorian Government – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme (VRET Auction), which is an initiative established by the Victorian Government to support the achievement of the Victorian Renewable Energy Targets.

Melbourne Train and Tram Refranchising

Advised on the worldwide tender for the operation of Melbourne's train and tram networks.

Development of Queen's Wharf

Advising Minister for Economic Development Queensland and the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning on a number of aspects of the development application for the Queen's Wharf Priority Development Area in the Brisbane CBD.