Advisory Excellence Award For Darling Harbour Project

The Darling Harbour Project in Sydney, Australia is the city’s most significant urban renewal initiative in 20 years – a once in a generation opportunity to remake a critical, central neighbourhood.

The Darling Harbour Live project has won the prestigious Advisory Excellence Award at the National Infrastructure Awards.

With construction expected to be completed in the near future, the project will provide Sydney, Australia with world-class facilities for a diverse range of entertainment events.

Leading law firm Clayton Utz was appointed as primary legal advisers on the project.

The judging panel acknowledged the major and complementary outcomes the projects advisers had secured for the State and for the people of NSW, through smart structuring and the use of interactive and competitive bidding.

The project was also named Deal of the Year at the Project Finance International Awards, which aim to acknowledge the innovation and excellence of Australia’s public and private sectors in the delivery of infrastructure projects.

Bendigo Hospital Project, on which Clayton Utz is legal adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, was also a finalist for the prestigious Advisory Excellence Award.

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) is an industry think tank and an executive member network, providing research focused on excellence in social and economic infrastructure. We exist to shape public debate and drive reform for the national interest.

The projects awards celebrate the success of Australia and New Zealand infrastructure projects across eight categories. To qualify, the project must be an Australian or New Zealand project completed (or partially completed) in 2020.

Project Awards:

  • Project of the Year
  • Advisory Excellence
  • Financial Excellence
  • Government Partnerships Excellence
  • Contractor Excellence
  • Operator & Service Provider Excellence
  • Innovation Excellence
  • Industry Choice

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