Law firms in Australia are anticipating a huge increase in infrastructure work as major transport projects in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne get underway and disputes ensue.

Governments on Australia’s east coast are investing in road and rail to accommodate growing city populations. Deloitte Access Economics, which specializes in advisory work and forecasting economic activity, expects major project activity to reach a peak of around A$22 billion (US$15 billion) in 2022, according to a report released earlier this month.

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