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Infrastructure/PPP news in Australia

Auckland International Airport Ltd to sell stake in North Queensland Airports

Auckland International Airport Ltd to sell stake in North Queensland Airports

🕔Jan 18, 2018

Auckland International Airport Limited has announced its intention to offer its 24.6% stake in North Queensland Airports (NQA) for sale to existing investors for AUD370 million (US$294.43 million)NQA owns and operates two airports in Queensland, in the north-east of Australia: Cairns Airport and Mackay Airport.

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AMP Capital acquires stake in Australian cancer centre through Community Infrastructure Fund

AMP Capital acquires stake in Australian cancer centre through Community Infrastructure Fund

🕔Jan 17, 2018

AMP Capital has acquired a 21% stake in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building, located in Melbourne, Australia, from funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group on behalf of investors in its Community Infrastructure Fund (CommIF).

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DIF awarded student accommodation PPP in Tasmania

DIF awarded student accommodation PPP in Tasmania

🕔Jan 11, 2018

DIF has been awarded a 30-year purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) concession by the University of Tasmania in Australia, through its DIF Infrastructure V fund. As the sole equity sponsorDIF will operate and maintain a portfolio of approximately 1,800 existing beds across 10 PBSA facilities.

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MegaProject 1073: Ferrovial achieves FC on A$1,800  M Western Roads Upgrade project

MegaProject 1073: Ferrovial achieves FC on A$1,800 M Western Roads Upgrade project

🕔Dec 26, 2017

The Netflow consortium, comprising Cintra and Plenary, has achieved financial close on the A$1,800 million (US$1,38 million) Western Roads Upgrade project, Victoria’s largest single investment in arterial roads to date.

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Macquarie sells stake in Macquarie Atlas Roads

Macquarie sells stake in Macquarie Atlas Roads

🕔Dec 22, 2017

Macquarie Group Limited (Macquarie) has completed the sale of its 11.3% principal holding in Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA), a listed investment company. Macquarie sold 76 million securities in MQA at a price of $6.00 per security to a wide range of institutional investors via a bookbuild.

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MegaProject 1070: Melbourne Metro PPP reaches financial close

MegaProject 1070: Melbourne Metro PPP reaches financial close

🕔Dec 20, 2017

Cross Yarra Partnership, a consortium consisting of Lendlease, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capita, has reached agreement with Melbourne Metro Rail Authority for the financial close of the Tunnel and Stations Package as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.

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AMP Capital ups stake in Victoria desalination PPP

AMP Capital ups stake in Victoria desalination PPP

🕔Dec 19, 2017

AMP Capital has increased its stake in the Victorian Desalination Project (VDP) on behalf of investors in its Community Infrastructure Fund (CommIF). 

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Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company makes PPP investments

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company makes PPP investments

🕔Dec 13, 2017

Dai-Ichi Life Insurance has announced that it has completed its first acquisition finance investment, for High Speed 1, a British railway concession, and first loan to an Australian project, for the refinancing of the Victoria Desalination Project.

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MegaProject 1065: Contract signed for AUS$6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne

MegaProject 1065: Contract signed for AUS$6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne

🕔Dec 13, 2017

Transurban yesterday finalised a contract with the Victorian Government to build and operate the West Gate Tunnel Project. It has been estimated that the final design approved for construction will cost AUD6.7 billion.

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First State makes Australian water acquisition

First State makes Australian water acquisition

🕔Dec 6, 2017

Water Utilities Australia (WUA), wholly owned by funds managed by Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM), known outside of Australia as First State Investments, has acquired the Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme and business (KIWS) from Hunter Water Corporation.

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INPP ramps up its interest in the Reliance Rail

INPP ramps up its interest in the Reliance Rail

🕔Dec 1, 2017

International Public Partnerships Limited, has announced the acquisition of an additional interest in the Australian rolling stock public-private partnership, the Reliance Rail PPP Project.

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MegaProject 1059: Victoria government confirms North East Link road as biggest infrastructure project in state history

MegaProject 1059: Victoria government confirms North East Link road as biggest infrastructure project in state history

🕔Nov 29, 2017

The government of Victoria has announced the route for the North East Link. The project will comprise expansion of existing roads and construction of an extensive new road and a 5km tunnel. In total, the proposed route in 26km

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MegaProject 1042: Ferrovial’s consortium to deliver the US$1.4B Western Roads Upgrade project in Melbourne

MegaProject 1042: Ferrovial’s consortium to deliver the US$1.4B Western Roads Upgrade project in Melbourne

🕔Nov 6, 2017

Cintra, subsidiary of Ferrovial, through the Netflow joint venture recently formed with Plenary, has been selected by the State of Victoria as Preferred Respondent for the design, construction and financing of works to upgrade and rehabilitate the suburban road network in the western of Melbourne, as well as its maintenance.

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VINCI acquires Australian construction firm

VINCI acquires Australian construction firm

🕔Oct 27, 2017

VINCI Construction has finalised the acquisition of the Seymour Whyte company based in Queensland. The acquisition was finalised following the purchase of 100% of the shares of the company previously listed on the Sydney stock exchange.

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MegaProject 1034: Victorian Desalination PPP secures refinancing debt

MegaProject 1034: Victorian Desalination PPP secures refinancing debt

🕔Oct 23, 2017

Aquasure has secured refinancing of a big portion of the debt for a the desalination project PPP in Melbourne,  Australia. The long-term project finance has been arranged with mainly Japanese banks and insurers.

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MegaProject 1016: Bidding teams form for AUD5.4bn Cross River Rail PPP

MegaProject 1016: Bidding teams form for AUD5.4bn Cross River Rail PPP

🕔Sep 25, 2017

Three consortia are said to have started forming to submit bids for the PPP aspect of the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane.

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PB for Australian waste-to-energy

PB for Australian waste-to-energy

🕔Sep 22, 2017

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has announced it has named a consortium led by Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) preferred tenderer for its Resource Recovery Facility tender that will result in the diversion from landfill of 96% of the EMRC’s residual household waste.

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Financial close achieved on Casey Hospital expansion

Financial close achieved on Casey Hospital expansion

🕔Sep 21, 2017

Plenary has achieved financial close on the Victorian Government’s expansion of Casey Hospital in Melbourne’s southeast.

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MegaProject 1005: Call for EOIs opens for Brisbane rail project PPP

MegaProject 1005: Call for EOIs opens for Brisbane rail project PPP

🕔Sep 7, 2017

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has opened the EOI registration period for the tunnel, stations and development (TSD) component of the Cross River Rail PPP, Queensland Government’s flagship infrastructure project.

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PSP and MIRA clinch US$1.3bn land registry privatisation

PSP and MIRA clinch US$1.3bn land registry privatisation

🕔Aug 31, 2017

Land Services SA has been selected preferred bidder for the 40-year commercialization of the South Australian Land Services Group.

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