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INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

There’s a fine balance between risk and reward in major infrastructure projects. Understanding the opportunities and challenges is equally important, as is securing the right kind of funding.

We’re already living in smart cities. The challenge facing Australia is how to ensure our cities deliver the best possible living and working environments in the future.

This paper calls for customer-led infrastructure and specifically identifies examples of the ‘DIY protagonist – those individuals, businesses and communities who have identified a need for specific infrastructure and have made it happen.

NAB’s Executive General Manager, Capital Financing, Steve Lambert talks about the 2017 Federal Budget impact on infrastructure, in particular the Western Sydney Airport, Inland Freight Rail and Snowy Hydro Scheme projects.

Digital transformation on a shoestring opens options for residents, frees up staff and provides big benefits for Brimbank City Council, an organisation focused on delivering for its community.

Given the success of PPPs and privatisations at the Federal and State Government levels, why are local governments not in the spotlight?

The Federal Government is committed to accelerating economic infrastructure investment in Northern Australia. Up to $5bn in concessional loans to accelerate that investment – are available.

Governments are increasingly moving away from asset ownership. Fully funded capital intensive projects are proving to be an inefficient use of scarce financial budgetary resources.

Australia and Canada are both running infrastructure deficits and require significant investment to continue to foster economic activity and maintain core social services. NAB’s Chief Customer Officer (Acting) – Corporate & Institutional Banking discusses the key area of infrastructure that Australia needs to do better: funding.

As an exporter, you’ll want to take advantage of any reduced costs that come your way. Free trade agreements (FTAs) do just that – and will make certain markets more attractive than others because of the greater opportunities for your business.

Mornington Peninsula Shire is investing an estimated $9.5 million in emissions reduction projects over the next five years as part of a far-reaching plan to generate a cleaner and greener environment as well as operational savings.

The US economy continues along the same moderate growth path it has experienced in its recovery from the Global Financial Crisis.

Overall consumer anxiety eases a little more in Q4, but our spending behaviours are still yet to respond.

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