IPA Awards

PwC Australia’s Integrated Infrastructure team has been recognised for its role in the Australian infrastructure sector, through winning the coveted Advisory Excellence award at the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia 2023 National Infrastructure Awards.

Held in Sydney, the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia 2023 National Infrastructure Awards recognises and celebrates excellence in project delivery and individual achievement across the infrastructure sector.

PwC Australia was recognised for its advisory work on Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) City project in Perth’s CBD. 

The firm’s Integrated Infrastructure team has been advising on the project since 2019 across a number of phases – from feasibility study, real estate advisory and business case through to procurement and construction project management.

Western Australia Integrated Infrastructure Lead Partner, Craig Shepherd, said, “We are very proud to win this award as it recognises the work of our team on what is set to become an iconic project for Perth.

“We have been engaged by ECU to advise on this project since mid-2019, which has contributed to ECU City being selected as the anchor project for the Perth City Deal.

“Our end-to-end advisory role in this project has been critical to its success to date. Acting as Commercial Advisor, Construction Project Manager and Design Manager, we prepared and executed a transaction strategy for a bespoke early contractor involvement (ECI) procurement model, managed an extensive market sounding, and led the procurement process through negotiation to execution.

“As the Principal’s Representative, PwC successfully managed the transition from the ECI phase into a fixed-price main works contract, retaining this role into the construction phase which commenced with Early Works in early 2022.”

Mr Shepherd said, on behalf of PwC Australia, he thanked ECU for entrusting us to support them with this fantastic project.

When completed in late 2025, ECU City will be a learning environment for over 10,000 students and staff – serving as a hub blending technology, business, and creativity, fostering the development of innovative thinkers, adaptive learners, and future leaders.

The $853 million project – jointly funded by the Federal Government, Western Australian Government and ECU – will be the centrepiece of the Perth City Deal. It will transform the face of Perth’s CBD and create a vibrant and welcoming campus.

PwC Australia’s Integrated Infrastructure team delivers the end-to-end expertise to support Australia’s growth today, and tomorrow. 

As a diverse community of solvers, PwC combines industry experience and insight to drive confidence in infrastructure outcomes – solving for clients and communities alike.

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by PwC Integrated Infrastructure. For further information, please visit https://www.pwc.com.au/integrated-infrastructure-building-australia.html

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