Dominic Byrne

Senior Consultant

Dominic joined Synergies in 2017 after graduating from the University of Queensland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Commerce, and placement on the Dean’s Honour Roll. Since joining Synergies, he has been involved in a range of projects, including WACC analyses, benchmarking and industry reviews. Dominic has a background in economic research with work published in Energy Economics. He also teaches classes in econometrics and cost-benefit analysis at the University of Queensland. Previously he completed an internship at Deloitte Access Economics.

Contact details

Phone: +61 7 3227 9582

Email: d.byrne@synergies.com.au

Dominic Byrne's Recent Projects

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The Rate of Return to Apply to ARTC’s Interstate Network

Synergies prepared a WACC report in support of ARTC’s 2018 Interstate Access Undertaking (IAU). Synergies had prepared the previous IAU WACC report in 2008 and has also assisted ARTC with its undertakings for the Hunter Valley coal network. For the 2018 submission, we updated our previous analysis with subsequent developments in regulatory precedent and academic evidence, along with changes in prevailing market conditions, which had moved markedly since 2008. ARTC has since withdrawn its undertaking ...

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Determining a WACC estimate for Port of Melbourne 2019

The purpose of this report is to provide an estimate of the return on capital for the Port of Melbourne (PoM) for its second regulatory year under the regulatory framework established by the Port Management Act (Vic) 1995 and Pricing Order. To determine an estimate of the return on capital that is consistent with the Pricing Order, the key requirement is that the Port Licence Holder (PoM) must use one or a combination of well-accepted ...

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Case study

Modelling urban public transport expenditure levels

Synergies, in collaboration with Jacobs, was engaged by the Commonwealth Grants Commission (CGC) to review and improve the model currently used to determine State urban transport and infrastructure expenditure requirements. The model we proposed will help form the basis for the future allocation of transport-related GST funds. The report was recently published on the CGC website and can be downloaded below.

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2018 WACC methodology review for WA railway networks

Synergies prepared a submission on behalf of Arc Infrastructure for the Economic Regulation Authority’s (ERA) 2018 WACC methodology review for regulated railways in Western Australia.

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Determining a WACC estimate for Port of Melbourne 2018

The purpose of this report is to provide an estimate of the return on capital for the Port of Melbourne (PoM) for its second regulatory year under the regulatory framework established by the Port Management Act (Vic) 1995 and Pricing Order. To determine an estimate of the return on capital that is consistent with the Pricing Order, the key requirement is that the Port Licence Holder (PoM) must use one or a combination of well-accepted ...

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Western Power’s productivity performance

Synergies has been engaged to undertake productivity analysis of Western Power’s historical operating and capital expenditure using economic benchmarking techniques along the lines of those applied by the Australian Energy Regulator. The results of our analysis are used to form a view on the likely efficiency of Western Power’s expenditure forecasts incorporated in its Access Arrangement 4 (AA4) for the 2017-18 to 2021-22 regulatory period.

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Determining a WACC estimate for Port of Melbourne 2017

The purpose of this report is to provide an estimate of the return on capital for the Port of Melbourne (PoM) for its second regulatory year under the regulatory framework established by the Port Management Act (Vic) 1995 and Pricing Order. To determine an estimate of the return on capital that is consistent with the Pricing Order, the key requirement is that the Port Licence Holder (PoM) must use one or a combination of well-accepted ...

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The Rate of Return to Apply to ARTC’s Hunter Valley Coal Network

Synergies provided an opinion on the appropriate Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) to apply to its Hunter Valley Coal Network (the HVCN) for the purpose of its forthcoming access undertaking review

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