INSIGHT: Who controls our infrastructure?

INSIGHT: Who controls our infrastructure?

In this issue we hear from infrastructure operators, owners, investors and regulators to explore the big challenges and trends around control.

Hear how infrastructure operators explore the challenges and trends around control.

In this edition of Insight Magazine we sat down with the world’s operators, owners, investors and regulators to explore some of the big challenges and trends influencing the debate around control. Taken together, their viewpoints and experiences paint a telling picture of the ongoing debate now at play across the sector.

This edition also includes a Special Report on Rail, which brings a much-deserved spotlight onto one of the fastest growing – and most dynamic – sectors of infrastructure today.


Key insights

  • Infrastructure asset recycling: To learn more about the Rebuilding NSW infrastructure plan and the asset recycling initiative, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird spoke with Paul Foxlee, National Head of Transport and Infrastructure for KPMG.
  • Urban renewal: the secret to Sydney’s success: Few cities have taken on the task of urban regeneration and renewal as actively or as purposefully as Sydney. David Pitchford, CEO of UrbanGrowth NSW, discusses with Graham Brooke, KPMG NSW Government Leader.
  • Learning from history, preparing for the future: The debate over who controls and delivers infrastructure is not new. To better understand where the debate is going, we sat down with three prior leaders of major infrastructure units – James Stewart former CEO of Infrastructure UK, Larry Blain, former CEO of Partnerships BC in Canada, and John Fitzgerald, former interim CEO of Infrastructure Australia.
  • Staying on track: With two decades of rail franchising experience in the UK and almost as much in Australia, there is now a significant body of knowledge and experience to help public and private sector participants make key decisions. Stan Stavros KPMG Partner outlines our experience and suggests that - while there are still some major challenges and opportunities to overcome – the journey can be well worth the trouble.

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