Our business and commercial advisory capabilities include the development of project strategy as well as undertaking the business case development process, including comprehensive financial and economic analysis, for major projects under alternative delivery and funding options. As a part of the business case development and the preparation of grant applications, we provide expert advice and input to the selection of an effective project delivery model together with viable funding and commercial arrangements. This is in addition to risk analysis and risk management strategies, project organisation and capabilities, governance and assurance, and procurement and contracting advice.
The group’s specialist airport and aviation consultancy business, Airport Consulting Practice, has assisted with a number of recent projects for local government airport owners and operators. These include developing an overall business case for the development of Moruya Airport for Eurobodalla Shire Council and assistance to Wagga Wagga City Council with an expression of interest for grant funding in relation to taxiway upgrades and terminal expansion at Wagga Wagga Airport.
We have previously provided business plans for Toowoomba Aerodrome, and grant funding application assistance to Bathurst Regional Council for airport infrastructure. Other projects where we are currently involved in providing business and commercial advisory expertise to airport owners include an airport master plan and asset management plan for Onslow Airport, for the Shire of Ashburton in Western Australia; and assistance with the process of leasing and operational management of Merimbula Airport for Bega Valley Shire Council.