John Kehoe

John has broad infrastructure, construction and development experience with particular expertise in infrastructure agreements including engineering procurement and construction (EPC), design and construct, operation and maintenance and facilities management contracts, and development agreements.

John provides clients with advice relating to:

  • Risk allocation in infrastructure project documentation;
  • Preparing and negotiating infrastructure project agreements;
  • Preparing and negotiating construction agreements; and
  • Preparing and negotiating property development agreements and agreements for lease.

John has been recognised by “Best Lawyers” for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Lawyers awards in the categories of Construction/Infrastructure and Real Property Law. He has also been recommended by Doyle’s Guide in the area of Leading Front End Construction and Infrastructure Lawyers in Victoria.


John’s experience includes advising:

  • John Holland in relation to a hospital project in South Australia;
  • SICE in relation to numerous toll road projects in New South Wales and Queensland;
  • OneSteel in relation to redevelopment of a steel rolling mill in Whyalla, South Australia;
  • Cbus Property on its landmark development at 1 William Street, Brisbane and a landmark “market-led proposal” for the Victorian Police Precinct in Melbourne;
  • ISPT in relation to various shopping centre redevelopment projects in Victoria and Western Australia, industrial property developments in Victoria and South Australia and an office development in Melbourne;
  • Healthscope in relation to various hospital and other healthcare facility projects throughout Australia;
  • M-City in relation to its muti-use precinct development in Clayton, Victoria;
  • PDG Group in relation to various residential developments in Victoria, including the landmark Queen Victoria Market development;
  • HostPlus in relation to the landmark new precinct at Moonee Valley;
  • Epworth in relation to the redevelopment of hospitals at Camberwell, Richmond and East Melbourne, and new hospital developments in Geelong and Warnambool, Victoria;
  • Evergrande Properties in relation to numerous development rights agreements and development management agreements throughout Victoria; and
  • Various project sponsors in relation to construction arrangements for PPP projects in Victoria and South Australia (including the Victorian Desalination Project, Ararat Prison Project, New Schools Projects and Royal Children’s Hospital Project).

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