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
06 Dec 2017
The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) applies to government agencies, private sector organisations with annual turnovers over $3m, and all organisations handling health information or involved in credit reporting.
30 Nov 2017
Consider the position of the buyer of a business, entering into a sale agreement with the seller. The seller will make various representations about the business that will be underpinned with warranties and indemnities, all for the purpose of giving the buyer comfort about what they are purchasing.
29 Nov 2017
The newly enacted Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No.2) Act (Cth) 2017 (Safe Harbour Legislation) is primarily concerned with giving company directors breathing space in circumstances where a restructure is being pursued.