Property is Australia’s biggest industry, contributing to 13% of GDP. The property and construction sector will play a key role in the post-pandemic recovery of the Australian economy and communities.
Our national Property and Projects team delivers commercial solutions to legal issues. We do this by applying our deep industry expertise, understanding our clients’ businesses, industries, and the broader environment in which they operate, to deliver contextual, pragmatic and commercial advice.
We act for local, national and international clients in all types of property matters, with a focus on REITs, property development, construction, public infrastructure, social and affordable housing and large leasing portfolios. We also offer industry leading service on matters of planning, and environmental advocacy, advice and solutions.
Our team also advises on some of the most nationally significant infrastructure projects. We provide development, regulatory and financing advice to all types of stakeholders across a range of highly regulated industry sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy, water, transport, healthcare and social infrastructure.
As part of a full-service firm, our clients benefit from Hall & Wilcox’s breadth and depth of knowledge across other relevant disciplines including financial services, tax, litigation & dispute resolution, insolvency, and corporate & commercial.
Arena REIT Management
Advising the ASX300 listed property group in relation to its portfolio of over 200 properties across Australia which are tenanted to a range of childcare, healthcare and disability housing operators.
Compass Housing Services
Acting for one of Australia's largest non-government social housing providers in relation to the PPP social housing project known as the ‘Social and Affordable Housing Fund’.
Victorian Planning Authority
Acting for the VIC Government urban planning department in relation to Infrastructure Contributions Plans amendments, implementing a new system for the contribution of land required for the delivery of important infrastructure in Melbourne’s rapidly expanding growth areas.
Assisting the real estate healthcare investor across a range of matters related to with the building and maintenance of its sizable Australian asset portfolio.
Fletcher Building Group
Assisting the New Zealand based construction and building products group with property portfolio management and key asset disposal projects across Australia.
Impact Investment Group
Advising a leading Australian impact funds manager in relation to the preparation and implementation of innovative ‘green leases’, which contain aspirational obligations on how IIG and tenants will collaborate to manage and maintain the precinct’s sustainability.
Advising the energy company on the Victorian Government’s large scale battery energy storage program.
Assisting the property development group in planning associated with property development including planning agreements for urban renewal developments, planning advice and planning litigation.
Ryde City Council
Providing a full range of legal services to a NSW local council including the delivery of drainage infrastructure for the Shepherds Bay development, under section 80(A)(6) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW).
Environment| 09 Feb 2021
The Victorian Government is currently seeking feedback on three proposed options for regulating wind farm noise under the new Environment Protection Act 2017 (due to commence on 1 July 2021).
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 10 Dec 2020
Roaring to victory: Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal provides guidance on ‘jumping’ in and out of retail leases
In a second win for the Richmond Football Club this year, the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal in Verraty Pty Ltd v Richmond Football Club Ltd  VSCA 267 has emphatically upheld Justice Croft’s earlier decision in Richmond Football Club Ltd v Verraty Pty Ltd  VSC 597.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution| 11 Nov 2020
Tenant evicted for failure to pay rent: pre-pandemic breach not covered by COVID-19 rent relief leasing changes, NSW Supreme Court finds
In the wake of Justice Robb’s decision to grant relief against forfeiture in the Sneakerboy decision, Justice Stevenson recently refused a similar application by a commercial tenant for the reinstatement of its lease.
Property & Projects| 27 Oct 2020
The new Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation (No 2) 2020 came into effect on 24 October 2020.