Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

The New Royal Adelaide Hospital (SA) by Silver Thomas Hanley and DesignInc (STHDI) is an example of a project using a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract. Photographer: Sandor Duzs. Traditional land owners: the Kaurna people. Read time: 4 minutes

Public Private Partnership (PPP) is a contract between the public and the private sector where the government pays the private sector to deliver infrastructure and related services over the long term (time frames vary). Architects often join a consortium, tendering to deliver the project during the bid phase. The consortiums typically include project financiers, managing contractors, facilities maintenance contractors, the design team and, in some instances, the facility operators.

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