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22 Nov 2017

This statistical report is a further development of the previous rail freight performance publications series Trainlines 1–4.These publications are collaborations between BITRE and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA). Trainline 5 provides an overview of freight, urban and non-urban...

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16 Nov 2017

There are sound economic, environmental and political reasons to veto Adani’s loan.

(1) Stopping the NAIF loan to Adani means more money for projects in other industries, like tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and renewable energy.

(2) Poll after poll shows Queenslanders, like...

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Research report

26 Oct 2017

We know climate change is happening and we know stormwater and wastewater systems are vulnerable. What we don’t know is how these impacts will unfold over varying places and times. This discussion paper provides an overview of our current knowledge, and outlines priority research areas to help...

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Research report

19 Oct 2017

This paper journeys through the fifty year history of a proposed rail link between Melbourne and its airport at Tullamarine.

The paper is separated into three sections. The first section is presented in broadly chronological order and discusses: 

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Report

18 Oct 2017

This report looks at the state of Australia’s rail industry and how government procurement, including through the Australian Rail Track Corporation, and other policy levers can improve the value for money, competitiveness, stability of work and capability of the rail manufacturing industry with...

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Strategy

18 Oct 2017

Victorians deserve the best in infrastructure and services, from schools to hospitals, public transport, roads and community safety. But as Victoria’s population increases and technology progresses, what we demand from our infrastructure will also change.

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan...

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Briefing paper

16 Oct 2017

Unsolicited proposals are projects proposed directly to government by private parties rather than in response to a request from government. Projects in NSW that have progressed from unsolicited proposals include the Crown Sydney Resort at Barangaroo, NorthConnex, and the partial lease of Ausgrid...

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Research report

12 Oct 2017

The co-benefits of urban liveability for the economy, social inclusion, environmental and social sustainability, and public health are now well recognised by all levels of government in Australia and internationally. Liveable communities are safe, socially cohesive and inclusive, and...

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Policy report

12 Oct 2017

The role of the customer in infrastructure is increasingly becoming centre stage. Technology is empowering not only the customer voice through social media; new contestants are offering data enhanced products and services that are disrupting traditional models. This is helping to rapidly dismiss...

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11 Oct 2017

Improved transport has enabled our cities to expand whilst still adhering to this rule. From the advent and evolution of public transport to the increased accessibility of personal vehicles, people can access a greater geographical area than ever before. However, we are now...

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27 Sep 2017

The Inland Rail programme is to construct an inland rail line from Melbourne to Brisbane, covering a total distance of approximately 1700 kilometres. In 2014, the Australian Government provided $300 million for pre-construction work on the proposed rail line, and in 2017 committed $8.4 billion...

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Discussion paper

26 Sep 2017

Infrastructure underpins every aspect of modern life While the systems using our infrastructure have improved, the underlying infrastructure has developed comparatively slowly. Smart infrastructure seeks to extract greater value from new and existing assets by improving user experience, reducing...

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21 Sep 2017

This report represents the expertise, experience and advice of almost 200 individuals working in community engagement, government, peak industry bodies, institutional investors, project planners and proponents, sector recruitment and civil society. These contributions were complemented by a...

Draft report

15 Sep 2017

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) is leading the development of a National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan), with assistance from an expert Steering Group made up of transport, infrastructure and data experts from the private...

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Report

14 Sep 2017

Structure of this report

This report comprises 6 chapters, including this introductory chapter:

  • Chapter 2 presents background information on toll roads in Australia and in other countries.
  • Chapter 3 examines the financial arrangements for existing
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13 Sep 2017

The Independent Evaluation of the Roads for Development (R4D) Program Final Report concluded that Australia should continue supporting Vanuatu’s rural road sub-sector.  In particular, in designing a possible next round of rural sub‑sector support, Australia should continue to focus on two key...

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05 Sep 2017

The Australian Government is committed to exploring the opportunities for faster passenger rail links between our major cities and our regions

The Australian Government’s Faster Rail Connecting Capital Cities and Orbital Regional Centres initiative was announced on...

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23 Aug 2017

Victoria has experienced strong population growth since 2011, with the population forecast to grow from 6.1 million in 2016 to 7.7 million by 2031. Rapid growth is creating unprecedented challenges for infrastructure and service delivery, especially in growth areas where services are limited and...

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17 Aug 2017

Futurist Ray Kurtweil said in 2001, “we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century – it will be more like 20,000 years of progress.” Given the progress we have already experienced, it is difficult to disagree with this statement.

Having now witnessed the disruptive effect...

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Fact sheet

14 Aug 2017

Up until the 1980s, Australian governments—Commonwealth, state and territory—commissioned, owned and operated much of Australia’s major infrastructure and associated service operators, including roads, railways, ports, airports, airlines, coastal shipping operators, electricity generation and...

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