Natalie Speranza

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

With a focus on PPPs in the dynamic realms of transport and social infrastructure, Natalie has dedicated her career to offering public and private clients insight and guidance on their most intricate and high-stakes projects. Her unique blend of collaboration and strategic acumen sets her apart, and clients rely on her innovative thinking to navigate the complexities of risk allocation through creative procurement and packaging solutions.

Notable Work
  • Victorian Government: advised on the development a first in kind PPP framework for the $16.5bn North East Link Project.
  • Department of Treasury and Finance: advised on Transurban's market led proposal for the $10+bn West Gate Tunnel Project, which will deliver a new freeway connection from CityLink to the West Gate Freeway via a tunnel.
  • Victorian Government: advising on the procurement of the MR5 franchise for tram and train operators.
  • ACT Government: advised on Canberra Light Rail including the line extension through to Woden.
  • John Laing consortium: advised in its bid for the Stations Trains Operations and Maintenance PPP for the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport Rail.
  • FCC Construction: advised this international contractor bidding for the Queensland Rolling Stock Expansion Project.
  • Development Victoria: advising on the Geelong Exhibition Centre PPP project as well as the commercial developments adjacent to the Geelong Convention Centre.
  • Homes Victoria: advising on the Victorian Public Housing Renewal Program which will deliver 1,400 new social, affordable and market rental homes using a ground lease model.
  • Victorian Government: drafted the PPP Standard Form Project Deed and Guidance Notes. Also undertook a peer review of the new form of PPP project documents in conjunction with Victorian Treasury and NSW Treasury.
  • Department of Health: advised on the New Bendigo Hospital PPP project.
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