Public Private Partnerships

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The PPP model has been a popular method of delivering infrastructure in Australia since 2006.

With a long pipeline of social and transport opportunities ahead, it looks like government and the private sector will continue to collaborate to get projects across the line.

How we can help

Ever since the Spencer Street Station Redevelopment introduced the model to Australia, Allens has played a central role in the development of the PPP market through a number of 'first-to-market' and award-winning transactions.

Our practice has been at the forefront of market developments, including:

  • the introduction of the model to new jurisdictions;
  • the rise of operator-led bids and services outsourcing;
  • the use of augmentations and sole-sourced models;
  • the development of the secondary market; and
  • the introduction of innovative financing structures (including through the debt capital markets).


North East Link

Advised the Spark Consortium on the successful close of Australia's largest Public Private Partnership (PPP), North East Link. 

Western Roads upgrade

Advised the Netflow Consortium on its preferred respondent nomination for the Victorian Government's $1.8 billion Western Roads upgrade. The project is the first road maintenance project to be delivered in Australia through an availability-payment-style public private partnership.

Melbourne Metro Tunnel

Advised the financiers to the Cross Yarra Partnership on the successful close of the Metro Tunnel Package and related packages of the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Project.

Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project – Stages 1 and 2

Advised Plenary Group and its GoldlinQ Consortium partners on all aspects of Stage 1 ($1.6 billion) and Stage 2 ($420m) of the Gold Coast Light Rail PPP project.

Casey Hospital Expansion

Advised Plenary Health in connection with the expansion of the Casey Hospital.

Puhoi to Warkworth PPP

Advised Acciona Concesiones S.L., Acciona Infrastructure Australia Pty Ltd and Higgins Contractors Limited on their successful bid to provide asset management and maintenance for the Pūhoi to Warkworth Roading PPP as part of the Northern Express Group).

Ravenhall Prison Project

Advised the winning GEO Consortium on the Ravenhall Prison PPP Project, for which we were awarded the 'Advisory Excellence' award at the 2015 National Infrastructure Award.