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RPI Sponsors Property Council QLD Main Event Lunch 2024

“Do global events make a global city?”   On March 13th at the Property Council of Australia Queensland Main Event lunch, sponsored by RP Infrastructure, looked at how Brisbane can benefit from hosting major sporting, cultural, and business events.   During the lunch, keynote speaker Rikesh Rajakulasingham from The Star Entertainment Group discussed the enormous scale of the new Queen’s Wharf ...

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RPI Sponsors Property Council NSW Precincts Outlook Breakfast 2024

“Global Attraction, Local Vibe”.   The ambition for a precinct should be “Global Attraction, Local Vibe”, noted Alison Webb from Lendlease at the Property Council NSW Precincts Outlook Breakfast, on Wednesday 28 February, sponsored by RP Infrastructure.   With a theme of Partnering Better with Communities, the lineup of speakers included keynote the Hon John ...

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RPI Sponsors Property Council Victoria Cities and Precincts Outlook Breakfast 2024

‘A space becomes a place when meaning is applied.’   One of the points made at the recent Property Council Victoria Cities and Precincts Outlook Breakfast on 16 February explored the challenges that Melbourne will continue to face as it grows and looks for urban renewal to sustain population growth.   During the event, keynote ...

RPI Promotes Stephanie Hope to Director

RPI Promotes Stephanie Hope to Director RP Infrastructure (RPI) would like to congratulate Stephanie Hope on her promotion to Director within the Victorian Project Management team. Stephanie joined RPI in 2010 and has since worked across many high-profile projects in the civic and cultural space, and supported a number of important accommodation projects. Brett Magnussen, ...

Integrated project solutions across the entire infrastructure spectrum

RP Infrastructure and Ranbury have come together to form a 300+ person professional advisory and project management group with six offices across the Eastern seaboard. The partnership, announced in April this year, enables the group to increase its service offering across the entire infrastructure spectrum: Social, Commercial, Transport, Utilities and Energy. RP Infrastructure CEO David ...

Announcing Our Group Promotions

As we progress on our integration journey with Ranbury, RP Infrastructure is pleased to recognise the achievements of the more than 50 team members who recently received promotions across the combined business. RP Infrastructure CEO David Gundy said the promotions are a testament to the united strength of our merged practice across sectors and locations. ...

Announcing our new Chief Financial Officer Lisa Roberts

RP Infrastructure (RPI) would like to congratulate Lisa Roberts who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the group. Lisa joined RPI earlier this year, following our merger with Ranbury, where she headed the Finance team. RPI’s Chief Executive Officer David Gundy noted that Lisa was a key member of the integration team throughout the ...

Our integration update: we’ve become a 300+ full-service firm

Having joined forces with Ranbury Management Group in April, we’re pleased to update that our integration is on track to reach our vision of a full-service property and infrastructure advisory and project management firm. RP Infrastructure and Ranbury have integrated our management and consultant teams to create a 300+ strong group of highly skilled project ...

Welcoming Patries Twaalfhoven as Executive Director

RP Infrastructure (RPI) is thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director – Advisory, Patries Twaalfhoven. Patries joins RPI’s newly established Executive Management Group following our recent merger with Ranbury. Prior to joining RPI, Patries worked for over a decade in senior roles with the NSW Government on programs including Fast Rail and Sydney Metro Western ...

RP Infrastructure’s Sustainability Focus

At RP Infrastructure (RPI) we’re conscious of our responsibility to minimise our environmental impact. Since 2010 we have offset emissions produced in the running of our business by investing in accredited renewable energy projects around the world.  In Financial Year 2022 we achieved Climate Neutral Status, but we recognise that this is one step in RPI’s ...

Navigating the Uncertainty of Administration & Insolvency

RP Infrastructure advise clients on the full administration and insolvency lifecycle. We offer expert guidance and advice on how to navigate the uncertainty of insolvency in order to mitigate risk, restore stability and bring projects to completion with confidence in achieving the project objectives.   The current instability being experienced in the contractor market in ...

RP Infrastructure and Ranbury Form a New Partnership

RP Infrastructure is pleased to announce that we are joining forces with Ranbury Management Group, Queensland’s leading independent advisory, project management and cost engineering firm.    Ranbury is headquartered in Queensland, with over 140 staff across Southeast and Northern Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. This is a merger of complementary firms that will enable RP ...

RP Infrastructure bolsters team with new appointments

RP Infrastructure is pleased to welcome a number of new members to the team, including several senior appointments. Joining in January, Chief Financial Officer Robbie Fagan has a strong background in finance and operational leadership across the property, professional services and travel industries. A qualified chartered accountant, Robbie’s strength in setting up scalable financial and ...

Announcing RP Infrastructure

RP Infrastructure is pleased to announce the launch of our integrated business with a new name and a new brand from 1 July. The rebrand from Root Partnerships to RP Infrastructure (RPI) follows the acquisition of InfraSol Group in April 2022. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating this milestone today,” said CEO David Gundy. “Our new ...

Pro Bono Services and Supporting Local Charities

RP Infrastructure is committed to improving our social responsibility through a range of actions that support our community, foster a positive work culture, and address diversity. We continue to strive to improve our practices and are open to new initiatives that promote our values of integrity, teamwork, creativity, passion and excellence. We’re proud we can ...

Sustainability

RP Infrastructure is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable practices, from the procurement of local products and services to reducing our own business emissions. Since 2010 we have worked with the South Pole Group to offset carbon emissions that are attributed to our business operations. We look at a range of our activities and calculate ...

Root Partnerships and InfraSol Group to join forces

Root Partnerships and InfraSol Group are pleased to announce they are coming together to form a 160+ person professional advisory and project management group with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The merger is a key step in both companies’ growth plans. It enables the group to broaden the breadth and depth of its service ...

Root Partnerships Promotes Justine Newby to Associate Director 

Root Partnerships would like to congratulate Justine Newby who was recently promoted to Associate Director in the Sydney office. Justine has a strong record leading large-scale projects with significant technical complexity, live operating environments and diverse stakeholder groups. Justine’s project experience crosses the Infrastructure, Industrial, Education, Research and Civic sectors.    Root Partnerships’ NSW Principal Chris ...

Root Partnerships welcomes Michael Longmire to the team

Root Partnerships (RP) would like to welcome Michael Longmire to the team as Senior Project Director in Victoria. “Michael joins RP at an exciting period of growth for the business,” says RP’s CEO David Gundy. “With his extensive work on large scale property developments, including the $1.2 billion Wesley Place, Michael is a great addition to our senior project team.”  As well as his work on Wesley Place, Michael has extensive experience ...

Root Partnerships bolsters senior team nationally as it gears up for further growth

Root Partnerships (RP) is pleased to announce a number of promotions and staff acquisitions across the business as we continue to expand our advisory and project management services to meet market demand. “RP is currently managing a number of significant high-profile projects across a range of sectors,” says RP’s CEO David Gundy. “There is a ...

Root Partnerships welcomes David Edbrooke to the team

Root Partnerships (RP) would like to welcome David Edbrooke to the team as an Associate Director in the Sydney office. Director David Breen, who oversees the NSW Accommodation portfolio says, “We’re thrilled to have David on board to help drive RP’s expansion in the Aged Care and Retirement Living sector, and to further develop our ...

Root Partnerships welcomes back Stephanie Hope to the team

Root Partnerships would like to welcome back Stephanie Hope (née Thomas) who recently returned to her role as Project Director in the Melbourne office. Root Partnerships’ Victorian Director Tim Eerhard says, “Returning after a period of family leave, Stephanie has hit the ground running, making a positive contribution to the team with her depth of ...

Root Partnerships welcomes Sam Jeffrey to the team

Root Partnerships would like to welcome Sam Jeffrey to the role of Project Director in the Sydney Office. NSW Health and Education Director Matthew Curnow says, “It’s great to have Sam on board, joining Root Partnerships’ experienced Health team who are supporting Health Infrastructure NSW in the planning and delivery of multiple major projects across ...

The resurgence of local living

by Vanessa Weedon For decades Sydneysiders, and Australians as a whole, had become accustomed to travelling widely – be it for holidays, the daily commute to work, or the journey across town on the weekend. However, the global pandemic has led to widespread behavioural changes in how we think about and interact with places. With ...

Root Partnerships welcomes Matthew Curnow to the team

Root Partnerships welcomes Matthew Curnow to the team as a Director in the Sydney office leading the NSW Health, Tertiary and School Education sectors. Root Partnerships’ Managing Director Peter Root says: “We are delighted to have Matthew on board. With his significant record leading the delivery of several major acute health, transport, aviation, education and ...

Preserving the Past, Investing in the Future – New National Herbarium of NSW

With over 1.4 million plant specimens at a value of more than $299 million, the National Herbarium of New South Wales holds Australia’s largest botanical collection, including over 800 specimens collected by botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific in 1770. The Herbarium collection provides a vital link ...

Combustible cladding compliance – what’s on the outside is just as important as the inside

The issue of cladding combustibility was already well-known within the property industry in Australia following a fire at Melbourne Docklands’ Lacrosse Apartment in 2014,  however, it was the tragic loss of life and heart-breaking images from the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London that saw the issue embedded in the minds of the public. The ...

Root Partnerships talks to Melinda O’Brien about innovation in the tertiary education sector

Root Partnerships has long partnered with the tertiary education sector, during which time the industry has grown rapidly with new developments and refurbishments required to keep pace with changing student learning and teaching needs. While the industry is facing challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, for Melinda O’Brien, Root Partnerships’ Tertiary Education Lead in Victoria, ...

Root Partnerships’ NSW Education Lead David Wiles on working under lockdown

Despite the Covid-19 lockdown there’s no slowing down for Associate Director David Wiles, Root Partnerships’ NSW education sector lead. Schools may have been partially closed across the state to adhere to social distancing requirements, and the recent holidays extended, but construction work has continued on site throughout the period, with safety measures in place, so ...

Root Partnerships promotes Eleanor Duffy to Associate Director

Root Partnerships would like to congratulate Eleanor Duffy on her recent promotion to Associate Director in the Melbourne office. Eleanor has been leading the Masterplan Delivery Program for one of our valued long-time private school clients, and will be further expanding Root Partnerships’ work in the school sector. Root Partnerships CEO David Gundy says: “From ...

Root Partnerships promotes David Breen to Associate Director

Root Partnerships would like to congratulate David Breen on his recent promotion to Associate Director in the Sydney office. With a background in construction and project management, David has worked across the full development lifecycle on projects which are often politically sensitive with significant stakeholder and operational complexity. Currently leading the Anglicare Affordable Housing Program, ...

Root Partnerships Welcomes Vanessa Weedon to the team

Root Partnerships is pleased to welcome Vanessa Weedon to the team as an Associate Director working across a number of project portfolios in NSW including Civic & Community, Justice and Western Sydney. Vanessa is no stranger to Root Partnerships, having worked alongside Peter Root for four years, as his first employee in the early days ...

Delivering Affordable Housing for the Community

As a key driver of our high house prices, the housing shortfall in NSW is well documented. But what’s less well publicised is the profound shortfall in accommodation for vulnerable members of our community. The University of NSW City Futures Research Centre estimates the number of affordable dwellings required in the state to be more ...

Celebrating 25 years of outstanding projects and partnerships

The 25th  Anniversary of Root Partnerships is a milestone we are thrilled to be celebrating this year – and celebrate we did on 25 July at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. It was a fitting venue given we were the project managers for the redevelopment of the museum from 2008 to 2012. As ...

Celebrating 25 years…again

A quarter of a century in business is a feat worth celebrating…at least twice. On 17 October we were thrilled to join with our clients, partners and team at the Root Partnerships’ 25th Anniversary party in Melbourne. We thought it might be hard to top our Sydney event in July, but our Melbourne celebration at ...

Root Partnerships is pleased to confirm a major investment by Anacacia Capital

The recent announcement of a major investment by Anacacia Capital in Root Partnerships, confirms our intention to further expand our project management and advisory services footprint in the infrastructure and property sectors. Established in 1994, Root Partnerships provides independent consulting and project delivery services to both government and private sector clients. Over the last five ...

Root Partnerships’ strategic growth plans bolstered by new executive team appointments

Root Partnerships is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gundy as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Mac Lydiard as Chief Operating Officer (COO), along with the appointment of three new Directors – Chris Crick, Tim Eerhard and James Moorey – in a move designed to further bolster its determination to become Australia’s leading Project ...

Root Partnerships provides pro-bono component in support of NAISDA’s Naya Wa Yugali

Root Partnerships is pleased to share that it is working with NAISDA Dance College in the preparation of a Business Case for NAISDA’s infrastructure expansion at its Kariong campus on the NSW Central Coast. The new National Centre for Indigenous Creative Learning will be called Naya Wa Yugali meaning “We Dance” in Darkinjung language. The ...

The infrastructure boom that’s been flying under the radar

It’s not obvious from the crane count used to track development activity in Australia’s major cities but building developments at universities are booming. What’s apparent about these projects – and what a crude measure like the crane count fails to capture – is that rather than new builds on greenfield sites the tertiary sector redevelopment ...

The true value of great cultural infrastructure

Root Partnerships is delighted to bring Reflections on our Built Environment to Sydney for the second time as part of our series of annual events. Shining a spotlight on the role that great cultural infrastructure plays in shaping a city, our guest speaker for the evening was Michael Lynch AO CBE. Michael shared his fascinating ...

Root Partnerships gears up for further growth

Root Partnerships has announced a series of appointments to its Board and senior management reflecting its commitment to its newly adopted five-year strategic plan. The Board has appointed John Taylor as the new Chairman in addition to his role as Non-Executive Director. Mr Taylor has extensive experience in project management delivery and has served on ...

SHINE Gala celebrates the late Dr Bruce Shepherd AM

Root Partnerships is especially proud to have been a gold sponsor for The Shepherd Centre’s SHINE Gala dinner held at Sydney Town Hall on Saturday 2nd June 2018. The SHINE Gala dinner celebrated the life of the late Dr Bruce Shepherd AM and his extraordinary work in establishing The Shepherd Centre providing children born deaf ...

The notion of “creative destruction”

On the 30th November 2017, we held the first of our series of industry talks entitled Cities: Reflections on the Built Environment with guest speaker, the University of Melbourne’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis. Held at the State Library of Victoria, Professor Davis shared an insightful discussion on the notion of “creative destruction” and the role ...

From Root Projects Australia to Root Partnerships

Specialist end-to-end project management firm Root Projects Australia Pty Ltd was rebranded as Root Partnerships on March 9 to reflect the complex, dynamic and resilient nature of the business. Root Partnerships has been an active player since 1994 offering specialist advisory and project management services across a broad range of sectors including tertiary education, aviation, ...