National Public Private Partnership Policy and Guidelines
For further information
- Phone: (07) 3224 2545
Partnerships between the public and private sectors are a well-recognised option for the delivery of infrastructure in Australia.
In November 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed the National Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy and Guidelines prepared by Infrastructure Australia. The guidelines provide a clear and consistent framework enabling both sectors to work together more effectively when delivering projects across the nation under a PPP model.
The National PPP Guidelines aim to consolidate the PPP guidance material of individual Australian jurisdictions to provide guidance on a unified national framework. The objective is to maximise the efficiency of infrastructure procurement, reduce public and private sector PPP costs and remove disincentives to participation in the infrastructure market.
The National PPP Policy and Guidelines have been endorsed by all state and territory governments and the Federal Government. The documents provide an overarching PPP framework which complements existing policies and guidelines in each jurisdiction.
The National PPP Policy and Guidelines are to be used as guidance for all Queensland PPP projects and complement and support existing approved Queensland whole-of-government policies such as the Project Assurance Framework, Value for Money Framework and Gateway Reviews applicable to Queensland PPP projects.
Where appropriate, the National PPP Guidelines allow state jurisdictions to have minor departures from the national guidelines to allow for differences in how they are applied. Queensland’s jurisdictional departures documents providing guidance on the differences between the National PPP Guidelines and Queensland’s PPP Policy are available for download.
The National PPP Policy and Guidelines are available from the Infrastructure Australia website.
They have been endorsed for use by all state and territory governments and by the Commonwealth Government. Most states will have minor departures from the guidelines to allow for regional differences in how they are applied. Queensland released these departures in April 2011.
For further information on the guidelines phone 3224 2545.
Last reviewed 4 August 2011