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Our legacy

A proud history

Over the past 34 years, The APP Group has continued to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

The APP Group was established in 1989 in Sydney and has gone on to build a national reputation and track record of supporting the most complex property and infrastructure projects. Our founders were Ian Munce, David Chandler and John Taylor.

From our humble beginnings as a small team of project managers under the banner of Australia Pacific Projects to our national presence today offering end to end services across the full asset capital investment lifecycle, The APP Group is proud to take the responsibility for creating a better future.

Our first ever project management engagement was a commercial building in the Sydney CBD at number 2 Market Street and today our largest engagements include the Victorian $11 billion North-East Link Tunnel Program, $6.3 billion Cross River Rail project in Brisbane and supporting Sydney’s $20 billion Metro projects.

Today our business is Australian owned and managed with a 550+ strong team across 12 offices, servicing over 200 clients and over 350 projects annually.

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Project highlights

  • Sydney Olympics and Showgrounds
  • The Star, Sydney
  • Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Sydney Metro
  • Chadstone Shopping Centre
  • University of Newcastle
  • Canberra Light Rail
  • NorthConnex, Sydney
  • Bruce Highway, Far North Queensland

Three decades of major milestones

1989Australia Pacific Projects founded by Ian Munce, David Chandler and John Taylor, later becomes APP
1990Canberra office opens
1991APP acquires risk management and audit consultancy AQUAS
1992APP opens first international office in Indonesia
1995APP secures The Star, Sydney and the Sydney Showgrounds at Sydney Olympic Park as major projects
1997Victorian office opens
1998Brisbane and Perth offices open
2000Leading into the Sydney Olympics, APP supports several projects to build the sporting infrastructure required to host the games
2001APP establishes a Property Advisory service offering
2003Newcastle office opens
2006APP provides services to the Melbourne Commonwealth Games
2008APP establishes an Infrastructure Advisory offering
2010APP supports the first of many Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix's
2012APP acquires CI Australia (Chesterton International, NSW), specialising in commercial Real Estate and Transactions
2016APP launches a Program Solutions service offering
2016APP establishes a recruitment service offering branded as Appoint Consulting
2019Valorem Advisory was founded by David Simpson, John McLuckie, Steven Bartlett, and Kathryn Coutts.


2021APP is acquired by Five V Capital
2021APP acquires Infrastructure Nation - a leading advisory and delivery partner specialising in Rail, founded by Richard Stewart
2021APP partners with the Victorian Government for the $11 billion North-East Link Tunnel Program 
2022APP rebrands to The APP Group
2022The APP Group acquires Valorem Advisory - a boutique strategic advisory business specalising in Transport projects, founded by David Simpson
2022The APP Group acquires St. George Project Services - a leading project management business in Townsville founded by Luke St George
2023 The business consolidates AQUAS, Appoint Consulting, Valorem Advisory, Infrastructure Nation and St. George Project Services into one united brand - The APP Group. 
2023The APP Group announces its new Purpose: To create Property & Infrastructure leaders.
2023The APP Group acquires specialist Defence consultancy Terra Schwartz.
2024Effective 1 February 2024, a partial business, and asset sale of CI Australia Pty Ltd, was completed.