Frontier Economics (Asia-Pacific) is closed for the Christmas break, returning to work on 4 January 2021.
Real options analysis values flexibility explicitly, enabling better decision making in infrastructure investments compared with standard techniques.
Using value capture to fund infrastructure makes infrastructure investment more equitable and productive.
Infrastructure Australia's 2020 priority list has been released, and includes South Creek integrated land use and water cycle management as a priority.
Frontier Economics has moved into new offices in Singapore. This is effective from 6 January 2020.
The Regulatory Policy Institute ANZ inaugural seminar, "Rebuilding faith in institutions, markets and competition: what is the way forward?", is on this evening and is a full house. George [...]
George Houpis, director at Frontier Economics (Europe) will be presenting in a panel for the inaugural seminar of the Regulatory Policy Institute ANZ, "Rebuilding faith in institutions, markets [...]
'Brexit & Australia' took place in Singapore on 25 September 2019, with Frontier Economics (Europe) Chair, Lord Gus O'Donnell, and Andrew Robb AO, former Australian Minister for Trade presenting.
The Water Services Association of Australia has released the paper "Blue + Green = Liveability", which features several case studies of projects that Frontier Economics has undertaken in the [...]
BritCham and AustCham in Singapore are co-presenting an event, Brexit & Australia, on Wednesday 25 September 2019. Speakers are Frontier Economics (Europe) Chair, Lord Gus O'Donnell, and Andrew [...]
A report prepared for the Water Services Association of Australia by Frontier Economics looks at the health benefits to the community from investing in water infrastructure to create liveable cities.
Infrastructure NSW engaged Frontier Economics to advise on the optimum regulatory framework for the uptake of cost-effective recycled water initiatives.
Frontier Economics is co-hosting a seminar given by Gus O'Donnell on Changing Behaviour in the Public and Private Sector on Wednesday 7 November 2018.
The New South Wales Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal published today a draft decision on its 2018 review of its approach to conducting financeability tests.
Frontier Economics has moved into new offices in Singapore. This is effective from 1 July 2018.
Mike Woolston, Frontier Economics, has co-authored a paper on public private partnerships in the water sector, titled Private Sector Participation in the Water Sector - Optimal Allocation of Risk.
Infrastructure Australia has released a report suggesting fundamental changes to the governance and regulation of Australia's urban water markets.
Frontier Economics has moved into new, larger offices in Singapore following rapid growth in the past twelve months. This is effective from 31 July 2017.
IPART has released the final report and determination regarding WaterNSW’s prices for NSW Rural Bulk Water Services to be applied from 1 July 2017.
Has the time come to replace the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA’s) mandate to keep inflation between two and three percent per annum with a ‘nominal GDP’ growth target of five and a half [...]
A recent judgment by the Australian Competition Tribunal leaves it open to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to consider whether it would be in the long-term interests of consumers of [...]
This bulletin from Frontier (Australia) explains why a merits review regime is essential to a well-functioning regulatory system.
Last week, Frontier (Australia) hosted a series of seminars aimed at stimulating policy debate on the future of energy network regulation in Australia.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) and the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) jointly released the report entitled “Doing the important, as well as the urgent: reforming the [...]
Is there a water infrastructure deficit in Australia? Frontier examines funding in the Water Journal
An article by Mike Woolston of Frontier (Australia), published in the February 2015 edition of the Australian Water Association’s Water Journal, looks at the issue of funding water infrastructure.
An Australian Water Association article in the February 2015 edition of the Water Journal rounds up issues behind the visit of a delegation of water professionals to California last December, [...]
Specialist financial economists Professor Stephen Gray and Dr Jason Hall from SFG Consulting Pty Ltd, along with Andrew Harpham from our energy team have joined Frontier (Australia) as executive [...]
A fundamental objective of economic regulation is to ensure a regulated firm has a reasonable opportunity to recover its efficiently-incurred costs. Without this opportunity, such a firm will no [...]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC’s) recent draft decision on how State Water’s volume risk should be managed departs from standard regulatory practice. This bulletin [...]
In order to identify opportunities for reform in urban water policy to ensure that the sector was well placed to meet customer and community expectations in the future, in 2011 the Commission [...]
Frontier (Australia) has undertaken a review of urban water customer choice options, policy drivers and regulatory instruments for the National Water Commission.
Do estimates of virtual water and food miles really help consumers to make environmentally friendly choices? The latest bulletin from Frontier (Australia) considers these questions.
The Australian National Water Commission today published “Water policy and climate change in Australia”. The report examines interactions between water policies and both climate change mitigation [...]
The Australian National Water Commission today published “Impacts of water trading in the southern Murray–Darling Basin between 2006-07 and 2010-11”.
On 4 August 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims announced that the ACCC’s next market study will focus on the Australian communications sector. This [...]
Frontier (Australia) was recently commissioned by the Australian Rural R&D Council to investigate the main drivers shaping research and development (R&D) policies and institutions internationally
Many irrigators in Murray-Darling Basin access water by holding tradeable water entitlements, which relate to a specific water resource such as a dam. In recent years governments have taken steps [...]
A Report Prepared For The Victorian Department Of Sustainability And Environment. To assist with the development of the Northern Region Sustainable Water Strategy in Victoria, this paper assesses [...]
A Report Prepared For The Victorian Department Of Primary Industries. ‘Virtual water’ is an estimate of the amount of water involved in the production of a particular product. The virtual water [...]
The Australian Competition Tribunal has decided to uphold the appeal by Services Sydney against the Minister's decision not to declare certain services provided by Sydney Water. This means that [...]