Private Investors to Fund Australia’s Infrastructure Agenda
The federal government wants to partner with private investors to fund state infrastructure in hopes of reducing Commonwealth grants for key projects.
New Melbourne Schools Must Adopt Inclusive Designs
More than a dozen new schools scheduled for development along Melbourne’s rapidly expanding periphery will be amongst the first educational facilities in the state to adopt...
Australia Needs a Real Transport Infrastructure Plan
Market theory and most economists would argue that markets are the best mechanism at our disposal for delivering effective, efficient and high-quality infrastructure services.
Public Private Disruption Impacting Major Projects
With Uber's impact on the transportation industry, T20 impacting our summer of cricket, and the likes of Airbnb shaking up the traditional accommodation industry, we live...
The Perception Problem for PPPs
The concept of PPPs in recent years has been lost in transit.
Risky Business: Redefining Value for Money in PPPs
The public-private partnership (PPP) has often been viewed as a ‘dumping ground’ for risk, with the heavy-handed transfer of risk seen by governments as key to...
What’s the Deal with Unsolicited Proposals?
Governments across Australia are encouraging unsolicited proposals as a way to flush out innovative ideas in a cash-strapped environment.
PPP’s Impose Onerous Costs on Construction Projects
Even those companies that have clinched major construction deals are questioning the tendering process when it comes to public private partnerships (PPP's).