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
27 Sep 2017
Landlords and tenants of retail premises take note – there has been significant change to the regulation of trading hours for retail shops in Queensland, with the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act (Qld) 1990 (Act) having had its first major overhaul in more than 20 years.
14 Sep 2017
When shareholders in a company fall out, they sometimes allege that the company’s affairs have been managed in an unfair or oppressive way. Parties to a joint venture gone sour, warring directors, or families mired in disputes over the direction, management, succession and future control of a business are the typical parties to a shareholder dispute, commonly known as an ‘oppression proceeding’.
08 Sep 2017
All businesses should be reviewing the way they manage the risk of underpayment and worker exploitation as the Federal Government’s reforms to protect vulnerable workers are about to take effect.