Andrew was the economic lead to the project, as well as being the project’s freight and maritime advisor.
In 2013, the MOT undertook a detailed investigation of the proposal to relocate the South Island ferry terminal to Clifford Bay. The purpose of this process was to examine the commercial viability of Clifford Bay as a development requiring minimum investment and risk for the government. As part of the detailed investigation a comprehensive economic assessment was also undertaken, led by Andrew.
The economic case assessed both the conventional national cost benefit analysis (CBA) of the project as well as wider economic benefits (WEBs).
Andrew was instrumental in gaining buy-in across the three stakeholder agencies – MOT, NZTA and Treasury, to the approach taken and final deliverables.