03 Jul 2018

The future of the US–Australia alliance

Some have argued that the US–Australia alliance exists simply out of inertia or, worse yet, sentimentality. Shared sacrifice and longstanding habits of cooperation may play a role, but they’re not the basis upon which sovereign states determine their national interests. The value of the alliance is its preservation of something

15 Nov 2017

Allens steps up to help consortium win $1.8bn roads PPP

Allens has advised the winning consortium in a major public-private partnership (PPP) project of the Victorian government. The firm advised Netflow consortium, which was announced as the preferred bidder earlier this month on the $1.8bn “Western Road Upgrade” project. This will be Australia’s first road development and maintenance contract to

31 Aug 2017

Cross River Rail to be delivered under public-private partnership

The tunnel, four new underground stations and other work associated with Cross River Rail will progress under a public-private partnership. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad made the announcement about the planned 10.2-kilometre rail link before addressing more than 600 industry members on Wednesday afternoon. But her media conference had only just

23 Jun 2017

SA budget: $1.1bn to focus on boosting city service

Modernising Adelaide’s metropolitan hospitals is the centrepiece of a $1.1 billion pre-election budget package for health, which consumes half of this year’s record $2.2bn spending on infrastructure in South Australia. A spending commitment in the state budget of $918.5 million covers upgrades for big suburban hospitals, many in key marginal

01 May 2017

$10 million pledge to explore rail link to Melbourne Airport

A proposal to build a rail line to Melbourne Airport through a public-private partnership will receive $10 million in next week’s state budget. The Andrews government made a surprise announcement on Sunday that it will conduct a “detailed assessment” of the best route for the rail link, its estimated cost

10 Apr 2017

Final bids received for $4.49bn metro tunnel and stations PPP in Australia

The Government of Victoria in Australia has received final bids for the A$6bn ($4.49bn) Metro Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP). Melbourne’s Metro Rail Authority will assess the bids received from three shortlisted consortia, which includes both Australian construction firms and those based worldwide. Continuum Victoria consortium consists of Acciona

23 Sep 2016

Green Energy will be the next task of PPP

An Australian government research organization teams with an auto-industry developer to create the Center for Hybrid Energy Systems, a research facility for cutting-edge renewable and hybrid energy technologies. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s center will be a hub for researchers and industry to identify, improve and apply energy

15 Sep 2016

Private healthcare providers have been invited to run and redevelop five regional hospitals across NSW.

The state government says it’s seeking to partner non-government operators to help upgrade Maitland, Wyong, Goulburn and Shellharbour hospitals, and support delivering services at Bowral Hospital. Jillian Skinner Health Minister said on Thursday, “Patients attending those public hospitals will continue to receive free treatment”. “The desire of the government is

02 Sep 2016

‘Major leap forward’ for Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence

The design for Bulli Hospital’s Aged Care Centre of Excellence has finally been exposed. The centre, which will include a hospital and a 60-suite residential aged care centre, is being built by NSW Health and IRT Group as part of a public/private partnership. On Friday, Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward released the

30 Aug 2016

Metro Tunnel project shortlists international JVs for US$4.5 billion

Three consortiums, including some of the world’s best construction companies, have been shortlisted to build one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. The shortlisted consortiums are: The US$4.5 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel project includes the construction of twin 9 km tunnels from the north to south of the city, passing under