Infrastructure (Economics)

Evaluation

27 Jul 2017

Infrastructure Australia has retained Cross River Rail as a High Priority Initiative on the Infrastructure Priority List. This rating recognises that the emerging problem of rail capacity into and through Brisbane’s CBD is a nationally significant infrastructure problem which will need to be...

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Strategy

10 Jul 2017

Corridor Protection: Planning and investing for the long term is the third paper of Infrastructure Australia’s Reform Series advising Australian governments to take urgent action in the next five years to protect vital infrastructure corridors, to avoid cost overruns, delays...

Audio program

02 Jul 2017

After decades of debate, deliberation and inaction Sydney is finally to have a second airport at Badgerys Creek. So far we don’t have a design and we’re not sure if or when there might be a rail connection between the new airport and the city. But we know it’s going to be built and that the...

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Research report

13 Jun 2017

The AIIB is a controversial addition to Asian economic regionalism. It is the first multilateral development bank (MDB) dedicated to infrastructure, and the first international economic institution created by China. However, critics have alleged it is a vehicle for Chinese geostrategic goals,...

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Strategy

05 Apr 2017

Minister's foreword

The Business Growth Agenda (BGA) sets out the Government’s work to build a productive and competitive economy, focusing on the six key inputs businesses need to succeed, grow, and add jobs: export markets, investment, innovation, skilled and safe...

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Research report

19 Mar 2017

Overview

Construction of Hong Kong’s metro railway was funded solely from the sale of development rights around stations. Close to one third of London’s CrossRail is being funded by levies on nearby businesses. ‘Value capture’ is back in fashion, and the calls are growing...

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Policy report

23 Feb 2017

Government has many diverse roles in the community. However, the strategic importance of the provision of government infrastructure to the future wellbeing of society cannot be underestimated. This report identifies a number of important issues and makes recommendations with regard to the better...

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Technical report

14 Dec 2016

Infrastructure Australia has scheduled the preparation of a value capture policy paper and has commissioned SGS Economics and Planning to provide a technical advice paper to inform the policy work.

IA’s brief requested a technical paper that will:

- Define the value capture...

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Briefing paper

14 Dec 2016

This publication is the first of Infrastructure Australia’s Reform Series. It provides guidance to governments and the private sector on how value capture can be applied in the Australian context.

This advisory paper argues that value capture can work in Australia and should be...

Discussion paper

11 Dec 2016

Australia’s national energy landscape has been transformed since the creation of the National Electricity Market two decades ago. The rapid uptake of renewable technology and leaps forward in energy efficiency and storage have been game changers for generators, distributors, retailers and...

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Research report

30 Nov 2016

What is this paper about?

This is the first in a series of papers from Infrastructure Victoria’s research program on improving the way government undertakes project appraisal. The focus of this research is to improve the government’s ability to more consistently assess...

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Research report

22 Sep 2016

Governments, insurers and service providers all stand to benefit from savings in future health costs if spending is directed to prevention of road trauma.

New analysis commissioned by the FIA Foundation shows that investing early to prevent injury can deliver real financial dividends as...

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Strategy

09 Sep 2016

The Infrastructure Priority List is a prioritised list of nationally significant investments. It provides decision makers with advice and guidance on specific infrastructure investments that will underpin Australia's continued prosperity.

The investments outlined in the list...

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Policy

27 May 2016

2016 election Liberal Party policy on supporting investment in Queensland's water infrastructure. Water infrastructure is essential to population growth, sustainable communities, jobs, productivity, and stronger economic outcomes.

Every community and industry requires water security to...

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Policy

19 May 2016

By 2025, the Asia Pacific region will produce over half of global output. Australia is fortunate to be at the world’s economic epicentre.

We must compete with our innovation, our skills and ability to deliver high value outcomes.

Creative cities policy which boosts productivity...

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Policy

19 May 2016

Construction of the project is expected to support over 700 jobs in the region and make a significant boost to the local economy.

For too long, football fans have been watching their rugby league and other sport at sub-standard facilities, compared to football stadiums in southern...

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Discussion paper

18 May 2016

Infrastructure Victoria is undertaking the first ever 30-year infrastructure strategy for Victoria.

The community and stakeholders are active participants in the development of this strategy through consultation and engagement.

We have now moved into the options phase of strategy...

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Policy

09 May 2016

The Coalition Government is investing a record $50 billion in Australia’s land infrastructure – to improve road and rail links, build dams and pipelines and support economic growth.

The Roads to Recovery funding for local roads has been increased by 83%, to $3.2 billion over the next four...

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Research report

03 May 2016

Introduction

Public infrastructure’ is a term commonly used to describe the basic physical structures needed for the operation of a society or commercial enterprise. The traditional method of funding public infrastructure has been through public budgets...

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Transcript

05 Apr 2016

This speech addresses the economic policy issue of infrastructure. As Minister for Major Projects, it is my task to oversee and direct Commonwealth investment in major transport infrastructure projects around the country – where we are investing $50 billion between now and 2020. When politicians...

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