Ashurst advised transport and main roads department on Queensland Train Manufacturing Program
It is the largest rail investment in the history of the third-most populous state of Australia
Global law firm Ashurst has advised the Department of Transport and Main Roads for the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP),
The department has contracted Downer EDI Rail Pty Ltd to design and construct a rollingstock manufacturing facility in Torbanlea, manufacturing 65 trains locally, and delivering a maintenance and stabling facility at Ormeau.
Maintained by Downer, the trains will be operated by Queensland Rail. It will support the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and be the state’s most accessible train service.
Lee McDonald, a Partner at Ashurst said, "It has been a great privilege for Ashurst to advise the Department of Transport and Main Roads on the QTMP. We have been on a journey with the department through all phases. Our role has been full service across both Ashurst legal and Ashurst consulting services. Our relationship with the department continues to grow from strength to strength, and we are pleased to have supported it to reach this critical milestone.”
The Ashurst team was led by Partner Lee McDonald. He was assisted by projects & energy transition counsel Lillian Yeung, senior associate Matthew Taylor, and associates Corey Curran and Sandy Jassal.
The firm’s risk advisory transaction team comprised Dan Hooper, Kate Robertson, Eamonn Connolly, Eric Wu, Kit Morris, Sha Lin Koh, and Dara Ayoko.