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Infrastructure Finance Masterclass

Course Type: 
Course Location: 
Metis Advisory : 
Sydney, NSW
Course Enrolment Date: 
05 Oct 2017
Course Commencement Date: 
05 Oct 2017

If you are involved in making decisions around the future of our cities, this course is vital for you. Whether it be from a policy or a design perspective, understanding the way infrastructure projects of all types are commercially and financially structured will help you to work with the wide range of stakeholders, make better decisions and feel confident about your role in the big picture. 


Delivery of infrastructure plays a vital role in shaping our future cities. This unique two-day masterclass provides participants with a sound understanding of how infrastructure projects are structured from a commercial and financial perspective. This affects a wide range of consultants involved in shaping infrastructure projects from a planning, design and management perspective.

As evolving trend is for Government to focus on contracting to buy infrastructure services rather than the built form, the approach to planning and procurement needs to change. This is why is it important to focus on output specifications, key performance indicators and understand what mechanisms Government should and should/will have in place to protect itself from project failure. 

Significant consultancy work relates to due diligence from technical, legal and financial perspectives. Whilst covering a variety of areas, the program is designed to highlight the changes in infrastructure finance, indicating how the PPP model is evolving and what the emerging concept of value capture entails.

Course Outline 

  • Introduction to Project Finance 
  • How Government Works
  • Business Cases 
  • Procurement Strategy Workshop
  • Risk Allocation​
  • Commercial Structuring​
  • Financial Structuring 
  • The Tendering Process
  • The Evolution of PPPs
  • PPPs in Practice 

Course Director 

Adjunct Professor, UNSW- Martin Locke is one of Australia's leading authorities on infrastructure finance. Martin is a former Partner of PwC, having led their Infrastructure Advisory practice in Sydney over the period 2001-2014, after 23 years in investment banking with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell.

Martin has provided financial and commercial advice on some of Australia's largest and most complex infrastructure projects including PPPs. He is able to advise on all aspects of the project life cycle from feasibility/business case, through to procurement, financing and financial close. He was the lead financial adviser to Government on Lane Cove Tunnel, NSW Rollingstock, Royal North Shore Hospital Redevelopment, Gold Coast Rapid Transit and Perth Stadium. 

This course is being delivered in Sydney on October 5-6 and Melbourne on June 15-16. 

Who should attend

  • Policy makers, Financiers
  • Government staff: Local, State or Federal 
  • Designers - architects, engineers etc
  • Project Managers, Developers, Builders

Our other training 

  • Finance For Non Finance Managers
  • Strategic Planning For Impact
  • Contract Law Fundamentals
  • Mastering Negotiations
  • Effective Contract Management 

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Course Cost: 
Early Bird $1800 +GST, Full Price $2400
Course Contact Person: 
Alexia Lidas
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