Pria advises government and private clients on a wide range of property, construction and planning law matters. She is sought after by clients on diverse projects ranging from coordinated whole of government procurements, divestment of government owned properties, advising on Crown leasehold matters, preparing construction and remediation works contracts, deeds of standing offer and services contracts, deeds of gift, leasing matters for government across Australia and for her significant experience in advising on property acquisitions and disposals.
Pria is well regarded for her commercial approach when advising on legal matters and her clear communication style. She regularly receives feedback from clients praising her understanding of their business drivers and stakeholder interests and her ability to factor this into her advice, rather than simply focusing on the legal transaction itself.
Pria is recognised as a ranked lawyer in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 guide for her work in Government, in Best Lawyers in their Real Property Law and Government Law section and Doyle’s Guide for ACT Property Law. She is also a member of the Property Council of Australia Economic Development & Infrastructure Committee (ACT) and the ACT Law Society’s Property Law Committee.
Department of Defence
Property lawyer for the Department of Defence providing advice on large scale leasing procurements involving the delivery of complex fitout works with a security overlay for office spaces in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and a specialist facility in Adelaide as well as a broad range of property advisory matters.
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Supporting the newly established Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water on its leasing requirements as it sets up new state offices in 6 major cities around Australia along with some more unusual property projects like the Krill aquarium matter and supporting the Australian Antarctic Division’s Antarctic operations with berthing licences and storage facilities in Hobart.
Assisting different Lendlease businesses with property transactions in the ACT including Lendlease Retirement Living on its acquisition of greenfield sites in the for the construction of retirement villages. In addition to the acquisition documentation with the ACT Government, Pria prepared and negotiated development agreement and agreement for lease of the resulting Crown lease for the development of residential care accommodation by Lendlease’s aged care partner. Separately we have advised Lendlease Building on various lease and licensing matters in connection with construction projects they are running (including CIT Woden project) and for the office operations in the ACT.
Supporting the ACT Government’s Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate with the procurement for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of both a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and the ACT’s first Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) facility.
Australian Sports Commission
Providing legal assistance to the Capital Works Division of Australian Sports Commission on various constructions and works projects occurring at the Australian Institute of Sport including procurement advice and updating works contracts template used by the Commission as well as negotiating various leases of sporting facilities and office spaces around Australia.
National Capital Authority
Advising the National Capital Authority (NCA) on access and construction works deed for new arterial roads across National Land controlled by the NCA in consultation with the Department of Defence as well as procurements for road maintenance works contracts and operation of the Scrivener Dam.