“The Australian Rail Manufacturing sector comprises 330 firms employing 15,000 with annual revenue of $44Bn.”

– ACIL Tasman Railway Manufacturing Industry in Australia 2011

“Congested roads cost Australia $15 billion annually through time wasted in traffic, delays and disruption to businesses, associated health problems and accidents”

– Australasian Rail Association

“Australia’s construction costs rose rapidly and notably compared to other costs in the past decade. The persistence of higher costs – particularly wages – in the face of waning demand, will act as a barrier to infrastructure and resources projects in the pipeline going ahead.”

Deloitte Access Economics for the Australian Constructors Association,
March 2014

“Following years of underinvestment, Australia’s infrastructure backlog is reportedly between $300 billion and $800 billion. Australian governments cannot rely on general Government funds for this investment. Innovative approaches must be implemented if Australia is to meet the infrastructure needs for future generations.”

 – Australasian Railway Association

“Engineering consultancies have a “boom or bust” model and should invest in innovative services such as strategic business advice aimed at adapting business models to rapidly changing environments and circumstances so as to dampen the external shocks that inevitably occur.”

  – SamWilko Advisory Blog, referencing Mark Brownley
            article “Consulting Engineering Needs New Business Model”

The unique approach of SamWilko Advisory focuses on building comprehensive business capability, inspiring and enabling businesses to achieve their ambitions.

Connected Coaching

SamWilko Advisory provides blended coaching and consulting services that are way beyond a familial chat. Peter Wilkinson possesses specific industry expertise and connections as well as effective coaching IP and techniques, all of which are bought to bear in delivering value adding services. It is about delivering not just a session by session, but rather a comprehensive solution that empowers the businesses he works with.

Knowledge Enablement.

Peter Wilkinson provides a breadth and depth of knowledge based on 25 years in the industry, which creates tangible opportunities for his clients. He enables his clients with information and knowledge that is conducive to their business success.

Expertise Environment

SamWilko Advisory’s services are provided in accordance with accepted industry standards and practices. These services include bid and project development and management services, businesses cases and feasibility studies, asset management expertise and implementation advisory and coaching services. The environment that SamWilko Advisory creates is centred on what clients need to further advance their business activities.

Industry Stats


Cost of congested roads to Australia ($Bn)


The Australian Rail Manufacturing sector annual revenue ($Bn)


Australia's Infrastructure Backlog ($Bn)


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What We Offer

Redefining how business is accomplished in the industry

Sam Wilko Advisory is about redefining how business is accomplished in Transport, Construction and Technical Services. It is about applying knowledge and expertise to assist companies who are seeking to maximise their capabilities in servicing their clients in these industries. It is about being proactive in applying knowledge and experience in enlightening and delighting clients with deep understanding and unique insights into what they do, why they are doing it and more effective ways of achieving desired outcomes.

Understanding the process of managing business profitability and increasing value

It is about understanding the process, the knowledge of what is available, getting in touch with your business at a core level and bringing an understanding of what works well and what does not. It is about practicality and pragmatism; making the business journey more manageable, profitable and valuable.

Creating an environment that enhances client experience

SamWilko Advisory engenders an environment that creates and builds authentic business knowledge in the industry. We enhance the experience of our clients by enabling them to stay connected, informed and abreast of the industry trends that shape businesses.

Building strong relationships

SamWilko Advisory builds connections with our clients that allow us to create strong relationships. It is about supporting and developing these relationships in Transport, Construction and Technical Services that are critical for long term business success in these industries.

Engendering aspiration and inspiration

SamWilko Advisory engenders aspiration and inspiration in businesses as an outcome of the activities that are undertaken. We creates true, empowered businesses that feel energized, excited and more complete.

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Our Industry Specialties


Reliance Rail entered into a$3.6Bn NSW Rolling Stock Public Private Partnership with Sydney Trains in December 2006 to finance, manufacture and maintain 626 suburban passenger train carriages for Sydney’s rail network.Reliance Rail, the special purpose vehicle established exclusively to deliver the PPP Project is owned by a consortium of international infrastructure developers and financial services companies.


The Epping to Chatswood Rail Line (originally a part of the Parramatta Rail Link) in the northern suburbs of Sydney, Australia, connects the suburbs of Epping on the Northern line to Chatswood on the North Shore line. The completed 13 km underground line includes three stations: North Ryde, Macquarie Park and Macquarie University. With GHD Pty Ltd, Peter Wilkinson provided design management services as part of a Design Joint Venture with Parsons Brinkerhoff to Thiess Hochtieff Joint Venture constructors.

Consulting Services

In 2013 Sydney’s light rail system was transferred from private ownership under a Public Private Partnership arrangement to NSW Government ownership and control. Consequently, Transdev Pty Ltd as operators of the Light Rail system renegotiated a new services contract with Transport for NSW. Peter was retained to manage Phase 1 of the business transition to the new contractual arrangements.

Who We Help.

Executive Driver. Tasked with a challenge: “grow the business”, “win this job” or “solve this problem”, you understand what some of the key ingredients are for creating change within an organisation.

Corporate Accomplished. You have climbed the corporate ladder and may be unsure about how access and leverage the best available expertise outside of your core skillset

Entrepreneurial Researcher. You are researching and evaluating options, solutions, and opportunities for your business. Free-thinking, you are looking for innovative opportunities that can benefit you and your organisation.


Years Established

Completed Projects

Reference Projects

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What Our Clients Say

CPS has partnered with / employed the services of SamWilko Advisory for over three years as corporate mentor and educator. Peter Wilkinson has provided effective training and advisory services to CPS in managing change and business expansion in time of strong government and private sector activity.

David Hughes,Managing Director CPS

What Our Clients Say

“It was a pleasure to work with Peter over this brief period and we are currently in discussion with Peter for further work”

Matt Baynie, Deputy Managing Director, Transdev Sydney

What Our Clients Say

“Peter was very diligent and knowledgeable within the framework of the task. The requirement was to assist a business with a marketing opportunity requiring a detailed understanding of the requirement that included technical subject matter, performance and relationship expertise”

David Millward, Managing Director, One World Consulting

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