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Let me just make it clear: we haven't identi ed
a speci c application yet. The current concessions
don't allow it, nor are we negotiating for this outcome,
just to make it clear.
But when you read survey results like those
released by the NRMA -- that one in four commuters
spends up to 1.5 hours a day travelling to and from
work -- it becomes a pretty compelling proposition.
To conclude, I want to reiterate a few points.
In the longer term, or maybe even in the
medium term, network pricing will have a place in
the transport network to manage demand, promote
public transport and fund the upgrading of transport
Governments have been making great progress
in setting out their visions and priority projects with
long-term transport plans.
But now is the time to get delivering. We know
the cost of sitting on our hands -- and it is too high.
But we are going to have to be pragmatic in our
approach. We cannot wait for the perfect solution.
We have to take on some immediate opportunities
and be able to layer on that work over time. And that
means using every possible lever -- from user charges,
to diverse funding sources, to innovative ideas, all the
while providing the options and possibility to move
to more ef cient network pricing models down the
line, as demand -- and hopefully the community
understanding -- continues to grow.
Transurban very much looks forward to being
involved in this valuable work and being part of
Chief Executive Of cer, Transurban
Scott Charlton joined Transurban Group
as Chief Executive Of cer in July 2012. Scott
has a wealth of experience in developing,
funding, constructing, and operating
infrastructure assets, and working with
some of the sector's leading corporations,
including Lend Lease, where he was Chief
Operating Of cer for global operations
(2010 to 2012). Prior to this, he was Chief
Financial Of cer at Leighton Holdings, and
a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank.
Scott is an engineer by training.
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