Todd Corporation’s Execution of a $5 Billion execution of a State Agreement with the Government of Western Australian


Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised the Balla Balla Infrastructure Group (majority owned by New Zealand’s Todd Corporation) on the execution of a State Agreement with the Government of Western Australian that will lay the foundations for a new $5 billion iron ore project in the Pilbara region of the State.

The State Agreement allows for the construction of an independent 162km railway from a proposed transhipment export facility on the Pilbara coast between Karratha and Port Hedland potentially linking to multiple iron ore deposits in the central Pilbara. It is the first State Agreement to be entered into for the construction of a heavy haulage railway since the Roy Hill State Agreement was signed in 2010.

The Gilbert + Tobin team advised on all aspects of the negotiation of the State Agreement and has an ongoing role advising the Balla Balla Infrastructure Group on the negotiation of its related port agreement and future offtake arrangements.

Energy + Resources partner Justin Little (Picture) led the Gilbert + Tobin team advising on the State Agreement.

Litigation Partner Tim O’Leary and Senior Associate Lauren Shave have advised on issues in relation to land access for the proposed railway.

Involved fees earner: Justin Little – Gilbert + Tobin; Tim O’Leary – Gilbert + Tobin; Lauren Shave – Gilbert + Tobin;

Law Firms: Gilbert + Tobin;

Clients: Todd Corporation;