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National Public Private Partnership Policy and Guidelines

The Council of Australia Governments endorsed the National Public Private Partnership Policy and Guidelines on 29 November 2008. All Australian, state and territory government agencies now apply the National Policy and Guidelines. The National Policy and Guidelines effectively replace previously existing policy and guidelines in those jurisdictions.

Cover page of National PPP Policy and Guidelines

National PPP Policy and Guidelines Online

You can access the National PPP Policy Guidelines online. This interactive online library uses next generation technology from Affinitext to make it easy to find and understand vital information for partners developing Australia's future infrastructure.

Access the National PPP Policy and Guidelines

To access PDF versions of the National PPP Policy and Guidelines, click here. These versions do not provide the enhanced features of the Affinitext platform.

Australia's Public Private Partnership pipeline

Public Private Partnerships are vital to the development of social and economic infrastructure in Australia. This area of our website provides information about projects that are already in place (contracted), are in the process of being procured, or that governments have identified as potential candidates for Public Private Partnerships. This data is updated every six months. If users consider any information is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us at mail@infrastructureaustralia.gov.au.

For projects already in place (contracted), an Excel spreadsheet is provided that enables users to manipulate the data. A PDF file is also provided.

In line with the National Public Private Partnership Policy, the Australian, state and territory governments will consider a Public Private Partnership for any project with a capital cost in excess of $A50 million. This means that there is a larger population of projects than those listed here that may become candidates for Public Private Partnerships.

The National Infrastructure Construction Schedule establishes an Australia-wide infrastructure project pipeline. Its implementation is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth, state, territory and local governments.

The National Infrastructure Construction Schedule contains information on all infrastructure projects over $50 million procured by the general government sector. In line with the National Public Private Partnership Policy, a number of these projects are likely to use a Public Private Partnership delivery model.

National Public Private Partnership Working Group

In Australia, the state, territory and Australian governments work cooperatively to progress Public Private Partnership reform. The National Public Private Partnership (PPP) Forum was established by Ministers from all states, territories and the Australian Government in 2004.

The Forum's National PPP Working Group is the key body in Australia, leading the development of policy and process improvement for governments. It was the driving force behind the development of the National PPP Policy & Guidelines endorsed by the Council of Australia Governments in November 2008. The National PPP Working Group includes specialists in PPP policy and implementation from agencies in each state, territory and the Australian government, typically from the finance, treasury or infrastructure portfolios. Infrastructure Australia is also a member.

The National PPP Working Group's response to the Review of Barriers to Competition and Efficiency in the Procurement of PPPs can be accessed on the Review of Barriers to Competition and Efficiency in the Procurement of PPPs page.

In September 2010, the National PPP Forum website (www.pppforum.gov.au) was closed. All enquiries are redirected to this Infrastructure Australia site, which is now the main source of information on National PPP matters.

Public Private Partnership resources

Infrastructure Australia provides links to, or copies of PPP-related publications.

Infrastructure Australia provides the following links to websites related to Public Private Partnerships for information only. The organisations and websites do not necessarily represent Australian, state or territory government policy or views, nor do the links represent a comprehensive reference base.

In 1992, the UK government introduced the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). In 2012, after a fundamental review of PFI, the UK Government replaced PFI with Private Finance 2 (PF2).

The following links lead to Australian, State and Territory Government websites that provide additional information on the implementation of Public Private Partnerships.

Infrastructure Australia will update the links as we become aware of more information. Should you experience difficulty with a link or if you wish to have a link included on this website, please contact us by email at mail@infrastructureaustralia.gov.au.


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Last Updated: 23 June, 2014