Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, together with KPMG, have won the National Infrastructure Award for Advisory Excellence for their role in advising BaptistCare in its partnership with the NSW Government and the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
Both Corrs and KPMG advised BaptistCare on its successful bid for the NSW Government’s SAHF to deliver 500 new social and affordable units and tailored support services for a period of 25 years.
According to Corrs’ lead partner on the matter, Airlie Fox, “Through this partnership with the NSW Government, BaptistCare will be able to provide housing and tailored support to a significant number of additional seniors and single-parent families who are experiencing housing stress.
“Corrs was delighted to assist BaptistCare on its successful bid and we are grateful that our firm, and KPMG, were recognised by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia with this significant award.”
The Judging Panel awarded Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and KPMG, the Advisory Excellence Award because of “their leadership and collaboration with the NSW Government to improve services for vulnerable communities in a complex policy environment”.
The Corrs team lead by Airlie included partners David Warren (Construction), Clare Corke (Banking and Finance) and Peter Calov (Property), with Consultant Trevor Danos providing strategic advice throughout the process.
BaptistCare is a registered Community Housing Provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing. The organisation has been providing affordable housing since 1953.
The SAHF is a key component of the NSW Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW strategy that will result in more social and affordable housing dwellings linked to tailored support, to help households gain independence.