In July 2018, a delegation from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities visited China. Travelling to four cities in five days, the delegation bore witness to the incredible progress made by China, particularly in the development of cities and transport...
The Committee for Sydney and Sydney Business Chamber have produced economic modelling which concludes that a 15-minute journey between the CBD and Parramatta will deliver a bigger jobs benefit for Western Sydney than a slower journey would.
Billions of taxpayer dollars are committed before all the evidence for, and against, infrastructure projects is in, and basic rules of economic modelling are broken.
This strategy report, developed by the VCCI, in partnership with a team of industry experts, sets out how Victoria’s transport system can meet the challenges of strong population and trade growth.
The key finding of this report is that major project work has risen by 58% in 2017/2018 to $6.9 billion, after two successive years of low activity.
This economic modelling, released by Infrastructure Australia, shows that introducing incentive payments to encourage the states and territories to progress nation-shaping infrastructure reforms could boost the economy by $66 billion and deliver better infrastructure for our growing cities and regions.
In February 2016, Infrastructure Australia (IA) presented its Australian Infrastructure Plan to the Australian Government, detailing the economic impact of proposed policy reforms through changes to gross domestic product (GDP), GDP per capita and GDP per household. As an input into the Australian Infrastructure Plan,...
As Australia embarks on its first publicly-funded airport project in more than three decades at Badgerys Creek, there are lessons and insights to be taken from the Unites States' experience of airport cities.
The Regional Rail Link (RRL) project was, at the time of its approval and delivery, one of the largest and most expensive rail projects ever built in Victoria, with an estimated final cost of $3.65 billion. This audit assessed whether the RRL project is realising...
The Brisbane City Council has released the Brisbane Metro draft design report for consultation, marking the next important step in the development of this major piece of transport infrastructure.
This paper identifies key problem areas now, and in the future, on Melbourne’s transport network, and examines what can be done over the next five years to improve travel time and reliability.
The Westport Taskforce has released this consultation report, which outlines the community feedback received during the first round of consultation on the development of the Westport Ports and Environs Strategy.
This document sets out the assessment framework that Infrastructure Australia uses to consider initiatives and projects for inclusion on the Infrastructure Priority List (IPL).
In accordance with its requirements under the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008, Infrastructure Australia is committed to undertaking regular reviews of the cost–benefit analysis methodology that forms part of our Assessment Framework, which is used by Infrastructure Australia to assess submissions and proposals.
This report argues that Australia should revamp how it selects major transport projects, so that governments can better know which new roads and railways are worth building and avoid squandering billions of dollars of public money on the wrong projects.
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.
The objective of this audit was to examine whether value for money is being delivered by the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC’s) management of the Inland Rail pre-construction program.
Did you know that the seventh most expensive building in the world is being built right here in Australia? No, it’s not a giant apartment block on the Gold Coast. It’s not a flashy new casino. It’s not even the recently announced hotel and apartment...