Australia’s WestConnex toll-road decision places traffic-data collection at center stage

Introduction

Date: 10 September 2018. Duration: 13:59

The decision to allow a bid by Australian infrastructure company Transurban to proceed with a bid for Sydney’s WestConnex project wasn’t an easy one for the country’s competition regulator. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission found itself grappling with how best to define the planned project’s market and, more importantly, how to manage the competition risk for future projects by allowing a company to accumulate valuable data on Sydneysiders’ traffic habits.

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Transurban is cleared to proceed with bid for Sydney's WestConnex toll-road project (30 August 2018)