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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Urban water infrastructure faces a number of challenges over coming years. This report outlines a pathway for reform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an overview of freight, urban and non-urban passenger rail, including traffic levels, infrastructure and rolling stock, and railway performance.
Stopping the NAIF loan to Adani and redirecting it to other industries makes good sense economically, environmentally and politically, argues Tom Swann.
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.
This paper describes the policies and issues involved in the long history of a proposed rail link to Melbourne Airport.
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.
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.
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.