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5 Issues Impacting PPPs & How We Can Solve Them

5 Issues Impacting PPPs & How We Can Solve Them

Australia’s surging population is reliant on PPPs to deliver large-scale strategic infrastructure developments. However the PPP method is fraught with challenges for both public and private sector project partners. To combat this the inaugural PPP Summit delves into the key issues impacting the industry and explores solutions.
Successfully Developing a Competitive Bid and Improving the Tender Process

Successfully Developing a Competitive Bid and Improving the Tender Process

Ahead of the inaugural PPP for Major Infrastructure 2017 event we chat to Nick Wall, Director at Acciona Infrastructure Development Australia. Nick shares with us details of Acciona’s successful bid to secure the $700 million Puhoi to Warkworth Motorway project in New Zealand and also shares his thoughts on improving the overall PPP tender process.

First Citadis X05 tram rolled out

First Citadis X05 tram rolled out

AUSTRALIA: The first of 60 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney has been rolled out, and is due to arrive in Sydney later this year.

A consortium including Alstom signed a A$2·1bn PPP contract to build, operate and maintain the light rail line in late 2014, with financial close taking place early the following year. The ALTRAC Light Rail consortium also includes Transdev Sydney, Acciona Infrastructure Australia and Capella Capital, in addition to three equity investors: John Laing, First State Super and Acciona Concesiones. The line is due to open in 2019.

Australia’s Cimic to deliver four PPP schools in New Zealand

Australia’s Cimic to deliver four PPP schools in New Zealand

New Zealand has picked Australia’s Cimic Group as preferred choice to deliver four new schools in a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme.

Cimic Group’s role in the project spans design, construction and financing through two of its companies, Pacific Partnerships and CPB Contractors.

The contract is anticipated by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to be worth more than $140m (NZ$200m), Cimic said in a statement.

NSW PPPs: Where We Are and Where Are We Heading

NSW PPPs: Where We Are and Where Are We Heading

In last year's presentation from PPP for Major Infrastructure Summit 2017, Kim Curtain, Executive Director, Head of ISFU at NSW Treasury delves into the latest
updates in NSW PPP projects, including:
  • An overview of the projects in delivery phase
  • Updated Metrics on performance of operational assets
  • An overview of the pipeline of upcoming projects
  • Progress and changes on the framework
  • P3 and the new Premier, where are we heading?
Strategies Utilised to Ensure a Successful Bid

Strategies Utilised to Ensure a Successful Bid

In this presentation from PPP for Major Infrastructure Summit 2017, Nick Wall, Director Development at Acciona Infrastructure Australia explores the second PPP road
project to be undertaken in New Zealand and the solutions developed to meet the client’s exact expectations. He delves into the collaborative way they have engaged with the client to achieve the best design outcome, in a very stringent value for money proposition.
Fast Track Your Attendance

Fast Track Your Attendance

Want to secure your ticket to the PPP for Major Infrastructure Summit 2018? It's easy! Simply fill in the registration form and email back to registration@iqpc.com.au

Meeting Barangaroo’s Skills and Labour Shortage with TAFE NSW’ Skills Exchange Programme (PDF)

Meeting Barangaroo’s Skills and Labour Shortage with TAFE NSW’ Skills Exchange Programme (PDF)

Ahead of the PPP for Major Infrastructure Summit 2018 we chat to Ron Wright, Project Director for Civil Construction and Infrastructure Projects for TAFE NSW. In this article Ron shares details of TAFE NSW’ skills exchange programme that, in collaboration with Lendlease, helped deliver the Barangaroo Project on time and within budget, while simultaneously upskilling thousands of labourers to help fill Australia’s labour shortage.

Designing a Fantastic Fan Experience at the new $1.6b Perth Stadium

Designing a Fantastic Fan Experience at the new $1.6b Perth Stadium

Ahead of the PPP for Major Infrastructure Summit 2018 we take a look at this past presentation from Ronnie Hurst, Project Director, The Perth Stadium and Department of Sport and Recreation Western Australia, that looks at the PPP delivery of the $1.6b Optus Stadium.

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  • Tender evaluations and meeting a fan first approach
  • Negotiating PPP delivery and balancing all stakeholder needs
  • Identifying key user groups and uncovering what they want
  • Integrating fan experience in the design and development
Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP Project – Delivering a Tertiary Teaching Hospital as an Integrated Network of Accessible Healthcare

Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP Project – Delivering a Tertiary Teaching Hospital as an Integrated Network of Accessible Healthcare

Ahead of the PPP for Major Infrastructure Summit 2018 we take a look at this past presentation from Scott Lisle, Executive Director Sunshine Coast University Hospital Program Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, that looks at the PPP delivery of the 1.8b Sunshine Coast University Hospital .

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  • Extensive commissioning process, in particular their emphasis on effective workforce and operational planning
  • The importance of extensively engaging and assessing clinicians throughout the design and development process
  • Change management approach to enable one of Australia’s smoothest commissioning hospital projects to date
  • Lessons learnt from the SCUH PPP which, by the sheer size and speed of the build, brought with it many grey areas and conflicting interests
The Sydney Light Rail Route between Circular Quay to Randwick and Kensington: Understanding the Delivery Challenges and Future Plans for Operation under a PPP Agreement

The Sydney Light Rail Route between Circular Quay to Randwick and Kensington: Understanding the Delivery Challenges and Future Plans for Operation under a PPP Agreement

Ahead of the PPP for Major Infrastructure Summit 2018 we take a look at this past presentation from Simon Hussey, Director Project Operations at the Sydney Light Rail Delivery Office, that looks at the Sydney Metro PPP project.

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  • Update on the Light Rail Route between Circular Quay to Randwick and Kensington
  • Exploring the delivery challenges faced during construction in the CBD
  • Understanding how Sydney Light Rail will connect with other services to offer customers a seamless intermodal transport experience
  • The operational PPP agreement and delivering value for money for the City of Sydney
On the perils of using PPPs to meet Auckland’s roading needs

On the perils of using PPPs to meet Auckland’s roading needs

More than once, the coalition government has ruled out using public private partnerships (PPPs) to fund the country’s infrastructure needs in health and education – apparently private profiteering in those areas is recognised as being undesirable. Not the same story though with transport, and the reasons for that differential treatment are mystifying. Earlier today, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced that one of two new roads that the government would be co-financing would be a PPP – namely, the Penlink project that will link the northern motorway to the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

Are public private partnerships the answer to our transport network woes?

Are public private partnerships the answer to our transport network woes?

The government are pushing for public private partnerships to fund big transport infrastructure projects, like the light rail network for Auckland, basically because they’re really really expensive. They’re a way for governments to get private sector cash and expertise for public assets. Generally under this model, the services are managed by the government, but the infrastructure is funded and managed by the private sector on long term contracts.

Victoria's $1.4b budget to deliver big road, infrastructure spend

Victoria's $1.4b budget to deliver big road, infrastructure spend

The Victorian government will deliver a healthy $1.4 billion budget surplus on Tuesday with big pre-election spending planned on infrastructure, skills, health and education.


Here's what makes a successful public-private partnership

Public-private partnerships are a common way of getting major infrastructure projects across the line, but some failed deals have left governments and investors with burnt fingers.

They are contenders for the public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects-gone-bad award – Metronet Rail’s part in the failed London Underground upgrade from 2003-08, and the Cross City Tunnel financial collapse in Sydney in 2006 and again in 2013. Such projects have left governments and investors with red faces and strengthen the argument that the PPP (aka three-P) model is inherently flawed.