Infrastructure projects

We are the lawyers of choice for the New Zealand Government’s large infrastructure projects.

​Our multi-disciplinary national team offers an unmatched breadth and depth of experience. Leading specialists provide advice on all aspects of planning, procuring, contracting, managing and implementing major infrastructure projects.

The team, led by Hugh Kettle, are the undisputed leaders public private partnerships (PPPs). We developed the contractual models now u​sed in all New Zealand PPPs, shaping them for each unique set of procurement and contractual circumstances. Our team is the only firm to have advised, and​ to continue to advise, Government on all of its PPPs and our expertise and depth of experience is unrivalled by any other firm in the country.

Work highlights

Downtown Infrastructure Development Programme (DIDP)
Advising Auckland Transport on the Downtown Infrastructure Development Programme, a multi-stage contract procurement involving an ECI Agreement, Enabling Works Agreement and Main Works Contract. It is expected that the final capital value of the Main Works Contract will result in it being the highest value single infrastructure contract executed by AT.

AMETI Eastern Busway Alliance
Advising Auckland Transport on the on the procurement of the alliance, including preparation and negotiation of the IPAA and PAA, for the delivery of the AMETI Eastern Busway Programme. This comprises EB2, EB3 and potentially EB4, with an expected aggregate capital value of approximately NZ$600 million, which will see it overtake DIDP as the largest value capital works procurement undertaken by AT.

"Bell Gully provided an exceptional service throughout the entire process by the provision of accurate, logical, practical and carefully construed advice."​

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 2​​