Construction & Development


Daniel has a particular interest in strategic planning, dispute avoidance and ADR.  In considering contract terms he is always concerned to ensure the balance between risk allocation and the ability to control risk.  He has drafted risk balanced contracts on projects such as Carriageworks at Eveleigh Street, Glasshouse Arts and Entertainment Centre, Port Macquarie, Resmed Headquarters, Whisper Bay, Airlie Beach, Walsh Bay Redevelopment and The Museum of Contemporary Art in all cases for the Proprietor and involving builders including Barclay Mowlem, Multiplex, Bovis LendLease, AW Edwards, Hutchinson, Hansen Yunken, St Hilliers and Watpac.


A Selection of Clients, Significant Projects and Cases


Transfield/Mirvac Joint Venture, Walsh Bay Development, Piers 6/7, 2/3, Sydney Theatre, Shore Sheds 6/7, 2/3, 4/5, Towns Place, Pottinger Street, Windmill Street.  Drafting construction contracts, advice on issues of administration of contracts, resolution of claims.

University of Newcastle, Hunter Building Earthquake Rectification, Science Building and Birrabahn Building.  Litigation and contract drafting.

Interflow Pty Limited. Contract, structuring and corporate advice.

Central Ranges Gas Pipeline from Dubbo to Tamworth. Construction contract advice and advice in contract administration, resolution of disputes for the original promoter and Construction Manager.

Mingara Recreation Club. Drafting construction contract.

Port Macquarie Arts and Entertainment Centre, The Glasshouse.  Drafting and continuing advice, construction contract.

Carriageworks at Eveleigh Street. Drafting and assistance in administering building contract for NSW Ministry of the Arts.

Resmed Stages 1, 2 and 3 and Sleep Centre.  Drafting construction contract, review of tenders, ongoing contract administration advice.

Sydney Airport Extensions Litigation advice to Project Manager (Kinhill Engineers), see Multicon Engineering Pty Limited v Federal Airports Corporation.

Austress Menard - Central Queensland Ports Authority, Eildon Dam, Sydney Airport Parallel Runway.  Contract advice.

Law Courts Limited. Contract and dispute resolution advice in relation to the refurbishment of the Queens Square Law Courts, Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia.

Melbourne Airport Extensions advising Project Manager.

Whisper Bay, Airlie Beach for the Developer a $250M apartment/resort development. Drafting Construction contract and advising on construction, project management and finance matters.

Shell Company of Australia Limited, Environment  Protection Authority v Shell Co of Australia Limited [2000] NSWLEC 132.

Austress Freyssinet, Burnley Tunnel, Melbourne.  Resolution of dispute with Head Contractor.  Anzac Bridge, Sydney, Sydney 2000 Olympic Sites.

Baulderstone Hornibrook, Fujitsu Head Office, Becton Dickinson Building, Goodman Fielder Offices.

GEC Alsthom Australia, Sunshine Electricity Co-generation Project, Sunshine Victoria.  GEC Alsthom Australia Limited v City of Sunshine [1996] Federal Court of Australia, Ryan J 20 February.  This case clarifies those heads of loss which might constitute "consequential loss".

NSW Food Authority Headquarters. Drafting development and funding contracts.

Water Treatment Plants at Bulahdelah, Illawarra and Woronora, Barwon Region - Apollo Bay and Lorne, Wyong and Caboolture. Contract and dispute resolution advice.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Drafting Construction contract for the Principal.



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