$15b airport rail tunnel highlights problem with in-fill infrastructure

In September last year, ACCC chairman Rod Sims warned state governments against accepting unsolicited bids for infrastructure projects:

“The ACCC considers that state governments should only award new toll road concessions through a competitive bid process, and not following an unsolicited proposal unless there is a truly compelling reason,” Mr Sims said.

“Accepted unsolicited proposals for new toll road concessions generally leads to higher costs for taxpayers, drivers, or both.”

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