Infrastructure advisory

Infrastructure advisory

Infrastructure advisory support to de-risk and develop critical infrastructure


With significant focus placed on the transition to decarbonised economies to meet climate change targets, there is greater pressure than ever on strategic resilience of existing critical infrastructure and the development of new assets. As a result, organisations engaged with developing large-scale infrastructure projects face a greater challenge than ever.

Ricardo supports utilities, mining, resources, healthcare and the public sector to develop, deliver and manage their projects and assets. We support organisations in addressing bottlenecks and optimising productivity, advancing organisational maturity and competency in delivering programs and projects, and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of stakeholder engagement. Through working with our experts we support you with accelerating progress and applying proven approaches.

Our teams have reviewed multiple programs and projects for both private and public sector organisations particularly when projects have exceeded time and cost or did not realise intended benefits. This has included gateway reviews for government projects and lessons learnt reviews for major programs of work.

We provide independence to organisational reviews and strategic planning, instil accountability through appropriate governance and provide an impetus for action through the delivery of tangible and practical solutions.

Our planning and advisory services include:
  • Pre and Post implementation reviews

  • Infrastructure program planning and strategy

  • Strategic asset management
  • ​Engineering management (including owner's engineer)
  • ​Water catchment management
  • Whole of life-cycle program and project management
  • Renewable energy
  • Circular economy 
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder and interface management

  • Benefits realisation and lessons learnt reviews

  • Gateway reviews

  • Engagement and change management