Major Projects & Infrastructure » Telecommunications Infrastructure

Corrs has worked on some of Australia’s biggest telecommunications infrastructure contracts, including advising Aurora Energy on the cable link from mainland Australia to Tasmania and NBN Co in relation to its procurement of both its passive and active equipment from a variety of suppliers.

Our novel and sophisticated procurement models enabled these acquisitions and projects to occur seamlessly. We have also worked closely with our clients in developing pricing models that share the risk and the reward.

Working on a diverse range of matters requires a strong understanding of the technology involved and its implementation. Many of our lawyers have technical qualifications and can draw on their industry backgrounds to document and negotiate the arrangements.

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Andrea Kennedy

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Ben Davidson

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Jodie Burger

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Sophie Bradshaw

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Our Experience

Aurora Energy

Corrs advised Aurora Energy in Tasmania in relation to the access to, and use and commercialisation of, the Basslink Fibre Optic cable that links mainland Australia to Tasmania.

NBN Co - Active and passive equipment procurement

Corrs advised NBN Co in relation to its procurement of passive equipment, essentially the cable and that will be laid for the national broadband network and related equipment.

Corrs also advised in relation to the contracts associated with the acquisition of active equipment - essentially the equipment that generates the data activity across the passive cable network. This includes the devices that will be in people's homes or at the end of the street that work with the cable to transfer data and activate the cable.

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The building revolution - Building Information Modelling (BIM) on the way to 6D

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Striking the balance: Financing PPPs with government contributions

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Solving the infrastructure dilemma - It’s all about sharing

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Our Experience

Aurora Energy

Corrs advised Aurora Energy in Tasmania in relation to the access to, and use and commercialisation of, the Basslink Fibre Optic cable that links mainland Australia to Tasmania.

NBN Co - Active and passive equipment procurement

Corrs advised NBN Co in relation to its procurement of passive equipment, essentially the cable and that will be laid for the national broadband network and related equipment.

Corrs also advised in relation to the contracts associated with the acquisition of active equipment - essentially the equipment that generates the data activity across the passive cable network. This includes the devices that will be in people's homes or at the end of the street that work with the cable to transfer data and activate the cable.

Our Thinking

Doing Business in Australia

Australia is an exceptional place in which to do business. Find out how we can help you develop your business in Australia.

Solving the infrastructure dilemma - It’s all about sharing

Australia’s pressing need for infrastructure is well known. Government has less money and private enterprise has less appetite for risk. With these two factors a certainty, infrastructure experts at Corrs Chambers Westgarth agree change must come.

Eurozone crisis may have a silver lining for Australian infrastructure

The Eurozone crisis is of fundamental concern for global economic stability. How should Australia respond?

NBN: Lessons at home and abroad

What lessons can be learnt from the one of the most dramatic changes in telecommunications that has occurred in this country for many years?

Contractor beware: ICT contracting for PPPs

Governments are increasingly looking to public private partnerships to solve the ever growing demand for new hospitals in Australia.

The infrastructure deficit - Is Islamic finance part of the solution?

Australia’s “infrastructure deficit” is significant. Some estimate that, over the next decade, the difference between our infrastructure needs and available government resources could blow out to as much as $770 billion.

Financing projects in hard times: Export Credit Agencies are the smart alternative

Export Credit Agencies are big players in project financing and they offer sponsors many benefits.

Productivity Commission review a ray of hope for major projects

Could reform be on the way for Australia’s infamous major projects approval regime?

Infrastructure early stage tax losses - Welcome reform but issues remain

The draft legislation on tax loss incentives for infrastructure projects is welcome, but gaps remain.

Striking the balance: Financing PPPs with government contributions

How can governments maximise cost savings while retaining the risk transfer and performance incentives associated with private finance?

The building revolution - Building Information Modelling (BIM) on the way to 6D

Australia has been slow to adopt BIM but can we afford to lag behind yet another innovation frontier?

Productivity Commission caught between a rock and a hard place in finding ways to streamline project approvals

The Commission’s proposed framework for approvals processes will be controversial.

Australia-Indonesia: Time for a closer future

Indonesia’s potential is vast and now is the time for genuine engagement.

Quick guide to establishing a presence in Indonesia

Indonesia is a vast emerging market. What are the choices for establishing a presence there?

Our Experts

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Andrea Kennedy

Special Counsel Melbourne +61 3 9672 3552
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Andrew Chew

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6607
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Andrew Messenger

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6721
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Andrew Stephenson

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3358
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Ben Davidson

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3500
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Jodie Burger

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9720
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Johanna O'Rourke

Special Counsel Sydney +61 2 9210 6289
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John Letizia

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9749
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Louise Camenzuli

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6621
Matt Muir

Matthew Muir

Partner Brisbane +61 7 3228 9816
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Michael Earwaker

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3516
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Michelle Blackburn

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3353
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Philip Catania

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3333
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Sophie Bradshaw

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9399