Strategy

National infrastructure plan

Publisher
Water
Description

This plan identifies the reforms and priority infrastructure that Australia needs to ensure our infrastructure networks can take advantage of the opportunities ahead.

The actions include:

  1. Establishing a single national infrastructure fund;
  2. Moving from grant funding of infrastructure to a system that encourages private investment;
  3. Selling or long-term leasing of government infrastructure assets and re-investing the proceeds in new infrastructure;
  4. Wider application of user pays funding arrangements, especially but not only in the freight sector, but on the proviso that users get a say in scoping new projects; and
  5. Improvements to project governance and procurement to reduce the cost of developing new infrastructure.
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