• Service: Topics, Infrastructure
  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Power & Utilities, Government
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 11/12/2012

The Infrastructure Short Reports

A series of reports developed to feature KPMG's take on key infrastructure issues - locally and globally.

The changing narrative of privatisation 

Privatisation has long been a contentious political issue in Australia. However, an ever-growing infrastructure deficit, growing allocation to infrastructure by institutional investors and better understanding of the potential of private sector ownership to deliver efficient and cost-effective infrastructure is changing the discourse.
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Key insights

  • There is substantial evidence that transferring assets to the private sector will result in productivity efficiency gains, allocative efficiency gains and dynamic efficiency gains.
  • When appropriately structured, the long-term and stable nature of returns on infrastructure assets match the requirements of institutional investors and fund managers.
  • Developing an environment that is more conducive to privatisation requires attention to structural constraints, funding mechanisms and perception.
  • Dynamic engagement with the community and key stakeholders is essential to create an environment that facilitates privatisation.


Economic and social infrastructure
KPMG helps clients understand the business, investment and public policy opportunities arising from increased investment in infrastructure.