Graham Read

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Professionalism, depth of knowledge, ability to help people solve problems and build trusted relationships - Graham has all these skills, plus more.

– Chambers Asia Pacific, Construction


Specialising in construction, infrastructure and engineering services projects across all delivery methods, with his primary sectors of focus extending across the full scope of Commonwealth and State Government procurement as well as defence, aviation, utilities and transport.

Graham is the National Practice Group Leader for the Major Projects and Construction team.

Notable Work
  • Australian Government: acting for the Commonwealth Departments of Defence, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Services on numerous capital works projects nationally and internationally.
  • Commonwealth Department of Defence: acting for the Pacific Division in respect of its program of works across the Indo Pacific.
  • Sydney Opera House: acting in connection with is Renewal Program involving the major upgrade and refurbishment of the Opera Theatre and the Concert Hall.
  • Healthcare projects: acting in connection with the redevelopment of Lautoka and Ba Hospitals in Fiji as part of a Public Private Partnership.
  • Reserve Bank of Australia: acting in connection with the engagement of a head contractor for the redevelopment of its head office at 65 Martin Place.
  • Virgin Australia Airlines: advising in connection with numerous aircraft maintenance and engineering services agreements.
  • Airservices Australia: acting in connection with several major procurement and construction projects.
  • Major property developer: acting in connection with transformative urban and commercial developments.
  • Infrastructure and industrial projects: acting in connection with major infrastructure, equipment supply and food processing facilities projects in NSW.
  • TfNSW: acting in connection with key road / rail and other interface agreements.
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