A number of projects are currently in, or are being considered for, PPP delivery. These include:

New ACT Courts Facility ProjectAerial view of the ACT Law Court

The new ACT Law Courts precinct will meet the territory’s needs for the next 50 years in a more functional, flexible and sustainable way, and create around 350 jobs throughout the construction phase of the project.

As the territory's first PPP, the major infrastructure project is also an important pathfinder, and demonstrates the ACT Government’s commitment to working innovatively in partnership with the private sector to deliver Canberra’s future infrastructure needs.

Juris Partnership is a consortium of companies with national and international experience in delivering PPPs, including Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd, Macquarie Capital Group Limited, Programmed Facility Management Pty Ltd and Lyons architects.

Under the PPP contract for the new ACT Law Courts, Juris will be responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintaining the facility for the next 25 years.

The ACT Government has worked closely with Juris through the interactive tender process – a unique feature of PPPs – to respect and celebrate the heritage of the existing Supreme Court building in the development of the design for the new facility.

Key heritage features that will be maintained include the marble cladding, the internal atrium and the inscribed ‘Law Courts of the Australian Capital Territory’. The wood panelling in the original six courtrooms will also be given a new lease of life and used in the interior design.

This is the ACT’s first entry into the PPP market, with other states and territories already having successfully taken advantage of this infrastructure delivery model. Other courts projects around the country, like the Perth CBD Courts and the County Court of Victoria have been delivered successfully through PPPs, and the ACT Government has used the ‘lessons learned’ from other jurisdictions throughout its own process.

The preferred proponent, Juris Partnership, reached financial close with the ACT Government on the Law Courts project on 17 December 2015. The project also received works approval from the National Capital Authority on 3 December 2015.

Construction is due to commence on the ACT Law Courts in 2016.

More information visit ACT Courts website.

Linking the City to Lake

City to the Lake

City to the Lake is a transformational project being developed within the City Plan and is integral to realising Canberra’s potential as we embark on our second century. 

City to the Lake is about creating a new public waterfront address and identity for the City.  It is about realising Commonwealth Park and City Hill as celebrated urban parks unified with the centre of the City.  The program includes several important civic projects that are potential PPPs including a new convention and exhibition centre, an aquatic centre at West Basin; and a new City Stadium.

For more information visit the City to the Lake website.

Capital Metro

Capital MetroCanberra's population growth continues as the city enters its second century.  Meeting the needs of the ACT's existing and new residents will require key investments to be made in urban renewal, including in our transport networks.  Walter Burley Griffin designed the major avenues in Canberra, including Northbourne Avenue, to include electric street cars, operating within broad central medians.  The Capital Metro project continues this vision and will be key to the renewal of North Canberra.

Capital Metro will be a light rail service along a 12 kilometre route from Hibberson Street in Gungahlin to the City centre.  The Government will be integrating transport and land use planning with existing or planned infrastructure to create revitalised centres, provide better access to public transport, generate a range of housing and commercial opportunities, and optimise land and infrastructure use in the ACT.

The Capital Metro project will encourage development activity, particularly at the anchor points both in Gungahlin and the City.  As a key landowner, and as a land manager under the leasehold system, a unique opportunity exists for the ACT Government to both directly and indirectly encourage urban renewal along the corridor.

For more information visit the Capital Metro websiteExternal link.

PPP in the ACT The ACT Courts Facility Project
PPP in the ACT highlights some of the prospective projects identified for potential delivery as Public Private Partnerships in the Territory. The ACT Government announced the preferred proponent for ACT Courts Facility Project as Juris Partnership.