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Public-private partnerships for Queensland regional infrastructure : uncorking the bottlenecks

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Anita Medhekar
Australia has an economy which is unique amongst developed countries with its comparatively large export-oriented agricultural, natural resource, energy and transport sectors. Due [to] the dispersal of population and economic activities across Australia's large landmass, as well as distance from trading partners, the responsive, timely and efficient supply of transport infrastructure - road, rail, ports and airports - is critical in underpinning the continued smooth expansion of the economy and global competitiveness of the private sector. With its large endowment of natural resources, the Queensland economy has experienced strong growth over the last two decades. This has been due in part to the strong pro-development policies of successive governments. Though committed to retaining ownership and control of existing infrastructure, in 2001-2002, the Queensland Government adopted a more strategic whole-of-government approach to infrastructure planning, issuing a State Infrastructure Plan and Public-Private Partnership policy including the Smart State Strategy. These joint policies made a clearer linkage between infrastructure and economic growth, retained the sphere of "core" infrastructure for the private sector, but opened up the provision of "non-core" infrastructure to the private sector under four project delivery options.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

SEGRA 2005: 9th national conference of sustainable economic growth for regional Australia : sustainable regional development: getting down to business, 5-7 September 2005, Yeppoon, Qld.

Start Page

1

End Page

29

Number of Pages

29

Start Date

01/01/2005

ISBN-10

0957821298

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Management Solutions

Place of Publication

Brisbane, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia Conference

Exports

CQUniversity

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