Andrea Castle

Counsel, Melbourne



Andrea primarily acts for clients on construction and infrastructure projects, including public private partnerships and other privately financed arrangements.

Andrea acts for project sponsors, lenders and borrowers and subcontractors as well as government authorities, working closely to develop commercially sound solutions which meet the needs of her clients.

Andrea also acts for private sector clients in relation to defence procurement.

Bars and Courts
Supreme Court of Victoria
LLB (Hons)
La Trobe University
La Trobe University


HCMT Project*
Acted for Public Transport Victoria on its High Capacity Metro Trains PPP Project. This project involved the procurement 65 new high capacity metro trains, the construction of a depot and light maintenance facility, maintenance services and private finance.

Defence Alliance Agreement*
Advised a joint venture in relation to a complex alliance agreement for the support and ongoing capability enhancement, sustainment and maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy's ANZAC Class Ships.

CityLink Tullamarine Freeway Widening*
Advised Transurban on its market led proposal to upgrade and widen CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway.

Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Corridor Project*
Acted for the consortium of MTR Corporation, John Holland and United Group in respect of their unsolicited proposal in relation to the Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Corridor Project. This project relates to the delivery of 25 high capacity trains, high capacity signalling, grade separations at level crossings, power upgrades and a new train maintenance depot on the Dandenong corridor in Victoria, Australia.

Ravenhall Prison PPP*
Advised the Facility Maintenance Contractor for the successful consortium on the Ravenhall Prison Project.

New Zealand Schools 2*
Advised the Operational Services Contractor for the successful consortium on the New Zealand Schools 2 PPP Project.

Queensland New Generation Rollingstock PPP*
Represented of the lenders in relation to the A$900 million financing of 75 new six car trains and related infrastructure in Queensland, Australia.

Transmission Gully PPP*
Advised Wellington Gateway Partnership in relation to the design and construction of the Transmission Gully Motorway in New Zealand. This transaction was awarded Asia-Pacific PPP Deal of the Year 2014 by IJGlobal and Project Finance International.

*Experience gained in a previous role.