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I PA National Infrastructure Awards 2012
The Helena Water consortium comprises
ACCIONA Agua, TRILITY, Royal Bank of Scotland
Infrastructure Advisory, Lloyds Bank Corporate
Markets, and Brook eld Multiplex.
Helena Water's nancial adviser, RBS
Infrastructure Advisory, procured a highly competitive
debt funding solution from its bank group, comprising
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, BNP Paribas, Banco
Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and WestLB. It was the rst
PPP in Australia since the global nancial crisis to be
funded entirely by foreign banks.
The project is the rst PPP awarded in Western
Australia in over ve years, and contributes to
meeting the state's objective of diversifying nancing
sources for the development of infrastructure in
Queensland Asset Sales Program
Client -- Queensland Government
On 2 June 2009, the Queensland Government
announced the restructure of key components of
its infrastructure asset portfolio under the Renewing
Queensland Plan, a two-year asset sale program
designed to strengthen the state's balance sheet and
fund its ambitious capital program.
The program was conducted under the Renewing
Queensland Plan -- developed by Rothschild, Bank of
America Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Scotland.
The plan involved the divestment of approximately
$15 billion of assets across the forestry, toll roads, rail
and ports sectors.
The assets sold under the Renewing Queensland
• Forestry Plantations Queensland; sold (by way
of 99-year lease) for $603 million
• QR National; demerger and IPO with an
enterprise value of $6.7 billion
• Port of Brisbane; sold (by way of 99-year lease)
for approximately $2.3 billion in proceeds
• Abbot Point Coal Terminal; sold (by way of 99-
year lease) for $1.829 billion
• Queensland Motorways Limited; sold (by way
of a 40-year concession) to QIC for $3.088
Client -- Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Over the summer of 2010--2011, Queensland
experienced an unprecedented series of extreme
weather events that devastated local communities,
damaged vital infrastructure and resulted in the entire
state being declared a natural disaster zone.
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is
overseeing the $6.8-billion reconstruction program
through a governance structure that has been
recognised as best practice.
As at December 2011, there were almost $755.7
million of projects completed, $1.965 billion in
projects underway or out to tender, and a further
$834.3 million being prepared for market.
Tasmanian Sustainable Irrigation Development
Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd
The state-owned company Tasmanian Irrigation
(TI) is transforming the island's farming landscape
with a series of 13 irrigation schemes that will all
but droughtproof the state. With climate change,
the schemes will broaden the canvas upon which
Tasmanian farmers can work, opening up new crops
and enabling conventional horticulture and livestock
production to be intensi ed.
TI's partnership involving the Commonwealth, the
Tasmanian Government and private farmer capital will
deliver the equivalent of 40,000 Olympic swimming
pools of extra water every year to Tasmanian farms,
with 95 per cent reliability of delivery.
The schemes are costing $330 million; one-third
of which is private farmer capital. The project is nearly
halfway to its target and will be completed in 2015.
Not only will it herald a new era in Tasmanian
agriculture that will contribute to world food security,
it will breathe new life into marginal towns and
communities throughout the state.
Operator and Service Provider
Excellence Award -- sponsored by
Winner: The Operation of Yarra Trams
KDR -- Keolis Downer EDI Rail
The operational delivery of the Aspire Schools
Leighton Contractors -- Services Division
Leighton Contractors' Services Division is
responsible for the daily operations of seven schools
(six primary and one secondary) across south-east
Queensland, built under the Aspire Schools Public
Private Partnership (PPP) Project.
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