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Newsletter May 2017

What a month it is been for BRS!

It has been an exciting month for the team at BRS as last week we moved into our new (much larger!) Adelaide office and launched our new website!

New Office

We now have the space for all of our Adelaide based team (including our Associates and Subcontractors) to be able to work out of our office and we also have flexible meeting spaces for us to be able to undertake one on one coaching sessions with our Adelaide based clients.  Please note that all our contact details have now changed. We can now be found at:

Level 4, 12-24 Gilles street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone +61 8 8212 5752

New Website

We have launched our new website and we would appreciate it if you could have a look around and let us know your feedback.

Hopefully you will be able to see that our new website reflects who we are, how we like to work with our clients, our industry experience and our capability!


Infrastructure Pipeline in Australia & New Zealand

As everyone in our industry is aware, we are going through exciting times in our industry when it comes to the future and current pipeline of projects. It is a challenge that we all face to ensure we continue to be able to deliver successful projects and outcomes for our clients.

To assist you and your organisations in understanding what is on the horizon in each sector, geography and the type of projects that are coming up, there is a terrific website called Infrastructure Partnerships Australia that has significant data on current and upcoming projects.

It can be found at http://infrastructure.org.au/. This website also covers New Zealand projects which is also coming through strong in terms of opportunities.

The data can split by geography, project type, sector or project status. This is a wonderful tool for all organisations as they plan to pursue and deliver opportunities over the next five years.


Federal Budget - What this means for Infrastructure Investment?

The Federal budget was announced last week with a strong emphasis from the media on the infrastructure investment in a number of areas.

The Government is aiming to deliver $75 billion in infrastructure spending out to the 2027 financial year.

This spending will be across all of Australia, in both regional areas and capital cities with positive flow-on effects for the whole economy.

At a glance, they include:

  • $10 billion National Rail Program to fund regional and urban rail projects
  • $8.4 billion in equity to be contributed for a Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Project
  • $5.3 billion to get an airport in Western Sydney up and running, with ground broken as early as late 2018
  • $1.6 billion for WA transport infrastructure, including METRONET and better road access to Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • $1 billion for regional rail in Victoria
  • $844 million for new priority projects on the Bruce Highway

It is important though to acknowledge that continued investment is required at the Commonwealth level to ensure there is sufficient funding flowing through from other levels of government. Without this, a lot of the backlog of infrastructure projects that are not happening will not proceed given that Commonwealth funding is normally critical in bringing other levels of government and the private sector to the party when it comes to project funding.

A media release from Infrastructure Partners Australia works through this well and also visually shows the actual decline in infrastructure spending in real terms towards the back half of the next five years.

Click here for the media release


Would you like to work with the team at BRS?

It is exciting times at BRS and as we continue to grow and secure more opportunities to work with our clients on a diverse range of projects, we are constantly looking for new people to join our team.

We are currently looking for senior consultants who would like to work either part time or full time as Associates under BRS. These people must have experience in working within our industries and delivering outcomes to clients within the following service lines:

  • Bid Coaching and Tendering
  • Project Performance
  • Commercial and Procurement
  • Leadership, Team and Culture
  • Organisation Improvement

If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, please explore the capability and case study pages.

If you are interested, please contact the team at BRS on +61 8 8212 5752 for a confidential discussion.

It is important to note that we are looking for consultants across Australia and New Zealand, but particularly Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland.


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