29 - 31 May 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Media Centre


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.

Case Study

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.

National Media

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

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

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

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.