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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…