The NSW Government is committed to growing regional economies and providing greater opportunities for investment and employment in regional areas, releasing a 20-year economic vision for regional NSW in 2018.
Transport, in particular rail, is a key part of delivering this vision. Providing improved connectivity between regional centres, as well as between regional centres and cities, will be a catalyst for growth in regional NSW. Making it easier for people to travel for work, education, leisure or to access services will increase quality of life and create new opportunities for business, attracting more people to regional NSW and helping relieve growth pressure in Sydney.
The government’s fast rail network strategy will set the direction for investment and delivery of faster rail services to connect regional cities over the coming decades.
Relieving population pressure by creating strong and vibrant regional cities
Turning strategies into infrastructure solutions that work
E3 Advisory’s extensive experience in complex, capital-intensive infrastructure projects allowed us to support the NSW Government in turning the strategy into infrastructure solutions that will meet its vision for regional NSW. We provided advice from problem identification through to operating strategies and cost.
Our team provided valuable analysis on the drivers and constraints to growth in regional NSW, with a view to how future trends will shape the economy and influence infrastructure investment. This data is a crucial part of government decision-making to ensure that the right solutions are implemented to drive growth. Our trusted advice gives the government the confidence that they can deliver their vision.
In addition, we have provided key inputs to the strategic business case for fast rail. Our team has worked to deliver constructability advice, cost estimating, land use and property assessment, and operating strategies and costs to help define the projects that will be delivered as part of the fast rail network.
Our expert team knows what works, and our advice was crucial in developing strategies and turning them into solutions that have the best chance of success.
Derek Burrows Principal
Derek is a Principal at E3 Advisory. He specialises in delivery strategy, procurement, and facilitation services for major public infrastructure projects. He excels at complex problem-solving, assisting clients to navigate challenging, multifaceted issues by creating critical connections between technical, legal, and commercial teams. Derek is passionate about building a better country through infrastructure. Over his 20-year career, he has played an instrumental role in numerous social infrastructure projects, including the successful delivery of NSW’s social housing infrastructure program. When he’s not delivering infrastructure advice, Derek enjoys cooking and competing in endurance events.
- Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)
- Master of Business Administration
Derek is a Principal at E3 Advisory with more than 20 years’ experience in public infrastructure. He specialises in delivery strategy, procurement, and facilitation services for major infrastructure projects, including transport, utilities, and social infrastructure. Derek is passionate about building a better country through infrastructure. He has played an instrumental role in numerous social infrastructure projects, including the successful delivery of NSW’s social housing infrastructure program. He excels at complex problem-solving, assisting public sector clients to navigate complex issues by creating critical connections between technical, legal, and commercial teams. Derek is known for his innovative approach, supporting his clients with bespoke collaborative contracting methodologies that minimise risk and optimise value for money.
Over the past decade, Derek has also developed substantial expertise in organisational change management and restructuring. He has assisted multiple public organisations to develop and implement best practice reporting and governance frameworks and agile working environments. When he’s not delivering infrastructure advice, Derek enjoys cooking and competing in endurance events.
Transport for NSW
Finding innovative solutions to old challenges
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
Setting up megaprojects for success