Social media not the sole solution to networking

Facebook is not the only way to network, according to Adrian Robb, chief executive officer of Bayside municipality in Melbourne. Bayside City Council first established a business network in 2004 to partner with the business community and support the local economy. The Bayside Business Network relies on both traditional networking methods and modern social media […]

The social face of PPPs

By Penny Langfield in Brisbane A surge of social infrastructure projects and the prospect of local council “clusters” to streamline regional infrastructure spending shapes as the latest evolution of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Australia. Delegates at the National PPP Summit in Brisbane late last week heard that PPPs had undergone an evolution in the past […]

Unsuccessful council land grab raises questions over PPPs

By Angela Dorizas Parramatta City Council has called on the New South Wales Government to make legislative changes that would allow councils to compulsorily acquire private land for public-private partnership infrastructure projects. Last week, the High Court quashed Council's attempt to seize land as part of its $1.4 billion Civic Place redevelopment project. The case […]

Govt infrastructure projects under threat: IPA

By Angela Dorizas Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) has called on the Federal Government to invest in public-private partnerships to avoid a critical shortfall in debt financing for major works. Lobbying on behalf of private and public sector stakeholders, IPA has released a research paper warning that without Commonwealth intervention the industry will risk loosing the […]


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