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to launch our ne
I hope that this publication will provide a forum for the
directions, challenges and opportunities facing our sector.
The launch of this industry journal comes at a time of
tremendous change. Australia shows good signs of emerging
strongly and quickly from the Global Financial Crisis; but while
we have emerged relatively unscathed, we have not emerged
The lessons of recent times are driving new thinking across
government and industry about how risks can be best shared.
The public sector is showing a renewed awareness of the need to
meet the appetites and abilities of the market, and we are seeing
renewed vigour toward a better functioning, better designed
Major projects such as the Port Phillip Bay channel deepening,
the Sydney desalination plant and the Clem Jones Tunnel in
Brisbane demonstrate how a spirit of cooperation and partnership
has sustained the infrastructure market through a period of great
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia has a busy agenda of
policy, research and industry events over the coming year, and we
seek the input and active engagement of the sector to ensure that
key challenges facing the sector can be addressed.
I would welcome any feedback you may have. This edition
particularly celebrates the recent National Infrastructure Awards
and the spirit of partnership that brings together the best of the
private and the public sectors.
- Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
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