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About us...

Economic Connections Pty Ltd provides advisory services to government, private and community sector clients in:

  • Transport and infrastructure strategy

  • Policy, pricing and regulation 

  • Economic evaluation 

  • Road safety

  • Intelligent Transport Systems

  • Air, coach and rail passenger transport

Our principals are Dr Anthony Ockwell, who established the firm in 2008 and Phil Potterton, who joined Anthony in 2015. Both are ACT region-based former Australian Public Service senior executives. Anthony led the road transport industry policy reform agenda with the former Department of Transport and Regional Services and Phil headed the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics before an extended period as a leading member of the GHD Strategy & Economics team.

Economic Connections

Transport economics and policy analysis - connecting people, goods and places.


Our focus is on issues of strategic importance to government and industry

Transport Analysis & Evaluation

Facilitating      whole-of-government transport cooperation

Submissions to inquiries & funding programs

Speeches,    transport-related reports, manuals and guidelines

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Transport analysis and evaluation

To be successful, new policy and projects need to be grounded in solid evidence and analysis, targeted at priority problems, address causes rather than symptoms, and be capable of effective delivery. 

To improve the chances for success, it is also better if the problem is understood in the landscape of broader economic, social and environmental concerns, rather than as an isolated, ad hoc issue.  

We have extensive experience that can help a client with all of the steps of transport policy formulation, from analysis of the issues to development of robust policy responses and rigorously analysed and evaluated project proposals that are capable of gaining support and being implemented effectively.  

Our focus is on issues of strategic importance to government, industry and the community.

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