Making social infrastructure work for everyone
Social infrastructure is critical for maintaining and improving the quality of life of all Australians, both by aiding economic development and by providing the essential services required for people to live. It provides direct benefits to individuals but also broader economic benefits to local communities through amenities that allow businesses to thrive.
Given that demand for social infrastructure is driven by social policy and community considerations, the successful planning, delivery, operation and maintenance of social assets and networks requires a blend of both public and private expertise and a strong understanding of owner, operator and user preferences.
Our point of difference is that we’ve built that intuition having acted on the most significant and complex social infrastructure projects on the market, including the majority of Australia’s PPPs to date. We’ve stress tested countless delivery models with sponsors, D&C and O&M contractors, equity and debt providers and governments – and we know that efficient risk allocation which anticipates the needs of all parties is the key to making your projects bankable.
We support our clients throughout a project’s lifecycle, including construction and financing of social infrastructure, related technology projects, M&A transactions and disputes. Our multidisciplinary team has advised across the full spectrum of assets, including:
- Hospitals and other medical facilities
- Schools, universities and other education precincts
- Prisons and correctional centres
- Law courts
- Social housing
- Retirement villages and aged care facilities
- Student accommodation
- Community and sporting infrastructure
- Water and waste treatment
- Local government facilities.