Roads and Maritime Services’ 20-year concession to operate guided climbs on Sydney Harbour Bridge to Hammons Holdings

Gilbert + Tobin has advised Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on a long-running, substantial project culminating in the awarding of a 20-year concession to operate guided climbs on Sydney Harbour Bridge to Hammons Holdings (Hammons).

One of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the most visited tourist attraction in Sydney and has been climbed by more than 3.4 million local and international visitors over the past 18 years.

The opportunity attracted numerous expressions of interest from local and international tourism operators.

Hammons is an Australian family-owned company that also operates Scenic World in the Blue Mountains, attracting over 1 million visitors each year. Hammons will commence operations on the Sydney Harbour Bridge from 1 October.

G+T’s projects team worked seamlessly with the RMS to draft the tender documents and the new Concession Agreement, as well as manage negotiations with a number of local and international bidders.

G+T Partners advised Roads and Maritime Services  with a team including Steven Mackay (Picture),  Lesley Sutton, Isabelle Wong and Melissa Goode.

 

Involved fees earner: Steven Mackay – Gilbert + Tobin; Lesley Sutton – Gilbert + Tobin; Isabelle Wong – Gilbert + Tobin; Melissa Goode – Gilbert + Tobin;

Law Firms: Gilbert + Tobin;

Clients: Roads and Maritime Services;

 

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Author: Michael Patrini