National infrastructure plan


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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