The new Southern railway: a reliable railway

Traditionally, New South Wales railway infrastructure projects have concentrated upon the capital expenditure component. The focus and management attention has been on the delivery and the major risk has been the construction cost. The New Southern Railway completely changed this approach. Being a joint development between the public and private sectors, the project had a life beyond physical construction. If the private sector was to invest in the development, it had to provide tangible financial returns. Economic returns to the community that could not be transformed into financial returns to the private sector could not attract private investment. As a result, instead of focussing upon the physical infrastructure to be built, the project addressed the transport task and financial considerations.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 1999 annual convention

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  • Accession Number: 01711435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2019 2:25PM