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Jodie Burger

Special Counsel

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A procurement, major projects and regulatory advice specialist, Jodie provides end-to-end project advice – from procurement strategy to contractual drafting, negotiations and contract management. 

With a keen eye on emerging technologies, Jodie provides strategic advice to clients navigating complex regulatory environments. 

She advises both public and private sector clients across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, defence, mining, energy, public infrastructure, health, technology and international trade.

Jodie has a thorough understanding of the workings of both government and the private sector, having worked as both a policy analyst in the Commonwealth Treasury and an in-house lawyer at an international aerospace company. She also spent four years practising in the United Kingdom.

Jodie is a member of both the Aviation Law Association of Australian and New Zealand Limited and the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Key deals

CopperString

Advising the proponent for CopperString 2.0 – a proposed 1000+ kilometres of double circuit transmission network connecting Queensland’s North West Minerals Province electricity supply system to the Australian National Electricity Market. This matter included drafting the implementation agreement with the Queensland State Government and providing specialist advice regulatory considerations under the National Electricity Law and National Electricity Rules, in addition to providing Drafting Instructions to the Queensland Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project

Advising Metro North Hospital & Health Service on the redevelopment of the estimated $1.1 billion development (through a Public Private Partnership) of the Herston Quarter into a new mixed-use precinct for health, residential, commercial and recreational activity.

Corrections sector

Advised both builders and operators of corrections facilities in their procurement phases and during contract implementation. These projects include Grafton Prison PPP, South Auckland (Wiri) Prison PPP, Waikeria Prison PPP, NSW's John Morony Prison Outsourcing, Mt Gambier Prison Outsourcing, Parklea Prison Outsourcing, Arthur Gorrie Prison Outsourcing and Southern Queensland Prison Outsourcing.

Special Purpose Aircraft

Advised a consortium on its proposal to the Australian Government to replace the special purpose aircraft fleet transporting the Prime Minister, government executives and high profile personnel.

International Trade

Advising international clients on the export of products to countries currently operating under international sanctions regimes and inbound investments in Australia, including the rules, regulations and guidelines established by the Anti-Dumping Commission.

Building Queensland

Part of a team engaged to advise on a series of government building projects, including identifying potential legal risks during the construction phase and legal risks with the project not proceeding or proceeding only in part. The matter involved considering projected demand for service delivery by government.