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Audio interview

7 Feb 2018

Pacific Island states are planning a new resilience fund to pay for retrofitting vital infrastructure in the face of extreme weather and climate impacts.

And their peak body, the Pacific Islands Forum, is getting advice from Australia's treasury and finance officials on how to...

Report

30 Jan 2018

This paper looks at the mechanisms in place to plan, prioritise and assess infrastructure development in each of the jurisdictions, including Infrastructure Australia.

Report

23 Jan 2018

Resilient and sustainable infrastructure is critical to economic growth and social progress. Looking at the challenges and opportunities ahead, this report harnesses the views of more than 500 industry decision makers globally, all of whom work on projects of +US$100 million.

Research report

19 Jan 2018

This report presents the findings from four focus group discussions conducted during Spring 2017 and serves as a first step in an ongoing investigation into the potential to innovate and nature of coworking issues facing people in outer Melbourne suburbs.

Journal article

20 Dec 2017

The popularity of public transport especially rail-based transit in urban areas replacing the role of motorised transport has been widely discussed. Among rail transit options, the modern tram is considered as one of the most efficient modes of transport with significant effects on establishing a...

Evaluation

18 Dec 2017

The America’s Cup defence, to be held in Auckland in 2021, will require a sizeable investment to be made in facilities, planning, organisations and associated events, to ensure that Auckland and New Zealand maximise the opportunities presented to deliver significant positive economic impacts.

Report

14 Dec 2017

This report examines whether the level crossing removal project is cost-effective in terms of whether it has improved, or is expected to improve, the safety and efficiency of the state’s road and rail network.

Report

9 Dec 2017

Urban water infrastructure faces a number of challenges over coming years. This report outlines a pathway for reform.

Report

8 Dec 2017

This report outlines deep concerns with planning and governance for the proposed West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) and, by extension, with the wider context for transport planning in Victoria.

Report

8 Dec 2017

The Performance Framework allows users to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

This paper briefly reviews several key infrastructure sectors in Papua New Guinea - telecommunications, transport, energy, and urban water - to provide snapshots of their status, identify challenges, and where possible make relevant international comparisons.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report contains an overview of the ‘top 10’ ranked issues facing Australia’s leaders in 2018, combined with analysis and forecasts from KPMG experts.

Strategy

28 Nov 2017

In the short term, this infrastructure plan will help industry with its own planning and workforce management and inform decision-making across all levels of government.

Report

22 Nov 2017

Provides an overview of freight, urban and non-urban passenger rail, including traffic levels, infrastructure and rolling stock, and railway performance.

Report

16 Nov 2017

Stopping the NAIF loan to Adani and redirecting it to other industries makes good sense economically, environmentally and politically, argues Tom Swann.

Research report

26 Oct 2017

Much of New Zealand’s public wastewater and stormwater systems were not designed for the challenges climate change will bring, from sea level rises to the predicted changes in precipitation frequency and intensity.

Research report

19 Oct 2017

This paper describes the policies and issues involved in the long history of a proposed rail link to Melbourne Airport.

Strategy

18 Oct 2017

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan responds to Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year Infrastructure Strategy (Dec 2016) and outlines the Victorian Government’s priorities over the next five years and beyond.

Report

18 Oct 2017

This report examines 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.

Briefing paper

16 Oct 2017

This Issues Backgrounder summarises the benefits and drawbacks of unsolicited proposals, outlines the most recent NSW unsolicited proposals guideline, and reports the findings of recent NSW Audit Office reviews.