Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are vital to the development of infrastructure in Australia, as they allow governments and the private sector to work together and share resources on key projects.

A PPP is a service contract between the public and private sectors where the Australian Government pays the private sector to deliver infrastructure and related services over the long term.

In line with the National PPP Policy Framework, the Australian, State and Territory governments will consider a PPP for any project with a capital cost in excess of $50 million. Projects of less than $50 million may also be suitable for PPP delivery if they exhibit sufficient value for money drivers.

National PPP Policy Framework

The National PPP Policy and Guidelines provide a consistent framework for the public and private sector to work together to improve infrastructure service delivery. They were prepared and endorsed by Infrastructure Australia and the state, territory and Commonwealth governments. The National PPP Policy and Guidelines apply to all Australian Government, and state and territory government agencies.

PDF versions of the National PPP Policy and Guidelines may be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's website.

Construction schedule

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

Other resources

The following links provide further information on the implementation of PPP in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland:

For more information on PPP, please contact us.