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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…