Australia infrastructure changes may reduce role of PPP as inflation payers

Private sector consortia bidding for infrastructure projects in Australia are increasingly asking state governments inviting public-private participation (PPP) to underwrite payments over the life of the concession, as their appetite for demand-risk under the traditional user-pay principle has fallen significantly. At the same time, state governments are also showing a preference towards paying the concessionaire fixed financing structure, instead of linking their payment to the consumer pric