The Assessment Framework sets out the process Infrastructure Australia uses to consider initiatives and projects for inclusion on the Infrastructure Priority List. The Framework provides information about what Infrastructure Australia does and how initiatives and projects are assessed, to enable proponents to develop their submissions.
The Infrastructure Australia Actrequires that the Framework be reviewed at least every two years. This ensures that it remains current, and consistent with similar frameworks used elsewhere in Australia and overseas.
The Assessment Framework was most recently updated in June 2017 with a focus on improving usability and readability. This included:
- Merging the Assessment Framework overview and the detailed technical guidance into a single document
- Updating the existing templates, and developing new checklists, to simplify the submission process for proponents
- Providing better clarity on the role of Infrastructure Australia and the proponent at each step of the five-stage assessment process
Infrastructure Australia will continue to update the Framework to align with current best-practice, and to respond to feedback from proponents and other stakeholders.