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. 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.

Recent News and Publications
16 Mar 2018
In our most recent publication on leasing, we focused on the consent that a tenant might need to obtain from its landlord if the tenant wishes to assign its interest in a lease. In this article, we explore some key considerations that arise when it is the landlord assigning its interest in a lease.
06 Mar 2018
Mediation has become a popular method to resolve disputes, and with good reason. Depending on the circumstances, mediation can offer numerous advantages over traditional litigation.
28 Feb 2018
The February 2018 edition of the Australian Property Law Bulletin (a LexisNexis publication) contains an article by Ben Shaw and Matthew Butchard entitled 'Resolving GST ambiguity: A & A Property Developers Pty Ltd v MCCA Asset Management Ltd.'