The charges for track usage run to the heart of the viability of rail transport. We acted on behalf of Toll New Zealand on proposed track access charges by Ontrack. This required analysis of budgets and forecasts for operation, maintenance and development of network assets. The result was a recommended framework that was fair and reflected the commercial realities of a complex rail network.
We worked with The Treasury’s infrastructure team to prepare the business case and Cabinet report on the twin bored tunnels option for the Waterview Connection of the Auckland motorway.
Most transport revenue comes from petrol excise and Road User Charges. A relatively small, but still material amount comes from fixed charges on vehicle licencing. We assisted both the Ministry of Transport and NZ Transport Agency to assess the efficiency and equity considerations for fixed charges.
PNG Telikom was battling to expand its infrastructure while dealing with poor customer relations. We partnered with KPMG on a complete re-design of PNG Telikom, from an engineering-led to a customer-focused organisation.