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Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles support the Australian Government’s active investor approach to infrastructure projects.

Our Guiding Principles are:

1. Support the Australian Government to operate as an informed and active investor.

    Minimise contingent liabilities and distribute risks to parties best able to bear.

2. Seek a return on the investment for the taxpayer.

    Facilitate transition and the eventual return of the investment to the Australian Government.

3. Pursue the use of innovative funding and financing before grants.

    Only support to the extent of the market failure or gap to commercial viability.