Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


BNZ funds Transmission Gully PPP

BNZ funds Transmission Gully PPP

BNZ announced today that it has funded New Zealand’s third and most significant public private partnership (PPP) to date. The 27 kilometre, four lane Transmission Gully motorway from MacKays to Linden was highlighted as a road of national significance by the government. The funding will ensure the key piece of public infrastructure will progress with the highway expected to be open for traffic in 2020.

As lead bank to successful bidder, Wellington Gateway Partnership, BNZ has provided 20% of the senior bank debt facility which will be used to construct the motorway. The long-awaited Transmission Gully motorway will be built by Leightons Contractors Pty Limited and HEB Construction Limited, and will be operated by Leightons.

BNZ head of Institutional Banking, Paul Blair says the funding is a landmark transaction for PPPs in New Zealand.

“Well-executed public private partnerships can ensure that large pieces of national infrastructure can be delivered.

“We believe the successful execution of the Transmission Gully project will pave the way to the development of other much-needed public infrastructure which will create jobs, connect cities with ports and production hubs and drive New Zealand’s economic growth.”

BNZ’s involvement in the project continues the bank’s market-leading position financing PPPs. The bank now funds two of the three major PPP’s currently executed in New Zealand.

“We expect our leading capability in infrastructure funding and project finance will be vital for New Zealand as the government sector balances the development of infrastructure critical to growth with the enormous requirements of the Christchurch rebuild, building strengthening in Wellington, and investing in Auckland,” says Mr Blair.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Tiwai Point (And Saying “No” In Greece)

Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good sign for (a) the jobs of the workers affected or (b) for the New Zealand taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Dairy Product Prices Extend Slide To Six-Year Low

Dairy product prices continued their slide, paced by whole milk power, in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, weakening to the lowest level in six years. More>>

ALSO:

Copper Broadband: Regulator Set To Keep Chorus Pricing Largely Unchanged

The Commerce Commission looks likely to settle on a price close to its original decision on what telecommunications network operator Chorus can charge its customers, though it probably won’t backdate any update. More>>

ALSO:

Lower Levy For Safer Cars: ACC Backtracks On Safety Assessments

Dog and Lemon: “The ACC has based the entire levy system on a set of badly flawed data from Monash University. This Monash data is riddled with errors and false assumptions; that’s the real reason for the multiple mistakes in setting ACC levies.” More>>

ALSO:

Fast Track: TPP Negotiations Set To Accelerate, Groser Says

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership will accelerate in July, with New Zealand officials working to stitch up a deal by the month's end, according to Trade Minister Tim Groser. More>>

ALSO:

Floods: Initial Assessment Of Economic Impact

Authorities around the region have compiled an initial impact assessment for the Ministry of Civil Defence, putting the estimated cost of flood recovery at around $120 million... this early estimate includes social, built, and economic costs to business, but doesn’t include costs to the rural sector. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news