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How to fund transport infrastructure

Do you need to fund transport infrastructure? Transport business cases traditionally analyse travel time savings. But travel time savings can only be captured as either road tolls or mass transit fares, which is rarely sufficient to fund land transport projects. Another potential source of funding is the increase in land values due to transport infrastructure.

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Valuing accessibility using markets

Do you agree that the land market values accessibility? Australia has a reasonably efficient market for land and housing, which can provide values for accessibility and therefore transport infrastructure. The housing market values a range of attributes, including dwelling type and size, dwelling attributes, density of living / size of land, and location. One of

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Forecasting land and transport markets

Do you agree with market forecasts? Strategex team has lots of experience in forecasting markets and has some good ideas for forecasting interactions between land and transport markets. There is a wide range of approaches to forecasting housing and land markets. • The ‘bid rent’ approach developed by Alonso It applies to a monocentric city

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Valuing transport using markets

Do you agree with valuation of transport infrastructure? Transport infrastructure can be appraised using market values that can be assessed against actual outcomes, rather than ‘black box’ modelling that is not subject to ex-post evaluation. Mobility or accessibility Transport infrastructure enables people to make wider choices about where they locate – accessibility – and how

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Evaluation

Sustaining local government

Is your local government sustainable? If in NSW, is your local government Fit for the Future? The NSW Government has published a tool for local governments to assess their sustainability. www.fitforthefuture.nsw.gov.au/ Strategex has been appointed to the NSW Government FFF panel, for the categories of Financial Sustainability, Asset/Infrastructure, Service Delivery/Review and Community Engagement advice. Local

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Cutting red tape

Are you interested in cutting red tape? The Australian Government has a plan to cut $1 billion in red tape every year. As part of that plan, there will be two parliamentary repeal days every year to cut unnecessary and costly legislation and regulation. Outcomes are described in the cutting red tape website. Regulation seems to

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Mitigating environmental regulation

Are you interested in mitigating environmental regulation? Over time, people have placed increasing value on environmental amenities. In the absence of property rights, there is a strong case for government regulation to preserve environmental values. It is essential, although challenging, to understand the trade-offs between environmental values and other values eg economic. Revealed and stated

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Evaluation

Improving performance

Does your organisation need to improve its programs or overall performance? Organisations and their activities benefit from regular scrutiny of their performance against objectives and, where appropriate, questioning of their objectives. Such scrutiny is best when done independently, to avoid preconceptions and biases. Strategex’s independent team can analyse evidence, review against outcomes and industry benchmarks,

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Leasing Port of Melbourne

Are you interested in leasing Port of Melbourne? Expressions of interest are likely to be called in mid 2015 and sales process will follow. Valuing the Port of Melbourne will be challenging especially if the lease term is only 40 years. Additional port capacity will be required by 2030 but the Victorian Government and Opposition

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Due diligence

Are you buying, leasing or selling assets? As a buyer, you need thorough due diligence to understand the risks in what you’re buying. As a seller, you may commission due diligence report to reduce buyers’ costs. Strategex organises due diligence reports, forecasts future expenditure and revenue, and analyses trade-offs between upfront investment and returns. Clients

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