Social & community infrastructure

Community infrastructure – schools, universities, hospitals, aged care facilities – have many common elements. They often operate as not-for-profit organisations, which presents a host of opportunities and challenges in delivering their strategies. As such they are usually beholden to greater standards of transparency than private enterprises. Funding for development projects may be harder to come by, and budgets can be more strictly enforced. Management of these elements calls for legal advice from sector experts with long-standing experience and connections in this area.

The DibbsBarker team has been involved in a wide variety of projects, from school redevelopments to university campus living retrofits, to advising churches and other religious institutions on planning and permitted use issues. This sector is a key area of focus for our Energy & Infrastructure team, experts in project management whose innovative approaches and alternative project structures service offering sets them apart in the industry. We offer a full legal service covering all elements of a property development in the community sector, from insurance to workplace health and safety to corporate governance.

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Recent News and Publications
24 Jan 2018
The proposed assignment by tenants of their leases can lead to frustration, thwarted ambitions and unforeseen expense. Why, when so many assignments proceed without a hitch, should this be so?
18 Jan 2018
The December 2017 edition of the In House Counsel Newsletter (a LexisNexis publication) contains an article by Maree Skinner entitled ‘Considerations for employers in the "gig economy" era'.
13 Dec 2017
The silly season is upon us and with that comes a greater emphasis on just ‘getting the deal done’ before year’s end. While remedies are available to contractual parties where mistakes have been made in finalising deal documentation, they can be costly to resolve. Proper care therefore needs to be taken to ensure that final documents truly reflect what was agreed between the parties.