To encourage private participation in infrastructure there are some key steps governments can take. These largely relate to measures that provide greater transparency, clarity, and certainty in projects across the sector.
The private sector can help add value by increasing revenue opportunities to finance new infrastructure and leverage land value.
The private sector can also help reduce the cost of building infrastructure to free up government funding while helping reduce operating costs.
Future tax revenue from new resources or property developments can be used to engage communities to invest in their economic future.
Value can come from paying for new highway lanes through smart lanes that can favour transit and provide a faster option home for commuters. New windows and heating systems for schools can be paid for through energy savings.