The Victorian Planning Policy Repository contains strategies, reports, evaluations and other resources from local and state government planning departments, as well as from private practice and academia, to support the work of professional planners in Victoria.
This report asserts that an embedded (or embodied) carbon ‘base case’ should be included in all business cases for infrastructure projects and programs in Australia over $100 million in capital cost.
This report examines the unique mix of infrastructure inequality in Melbourne. It identifies the primary geography of infrastructure inequality in Melbourne, notably in its outer suburbs and the Interface Council areas.
This strategy document identifies 93 recommendations to improve the foundations of Western Australia's infrastructure system – addressing areas for improvement and best practice approaches to support the planning and delivery of appropriate infrastructure.
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Home Affairs’ administration and regulation of critical infrastructure protection policy.
The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of Snowy Hydro Limited’s governance arrangements for early implementation of Snowy 2.0, the expansion to the Snowy Hydro Scheme.
Governments have an obligation to use their position to not only deliver infrastructure and services, but to also drive policy outcomes in support of the nation’s net zero policy goals. This paper highlights some simple first steps that governments around Australia should consider.
Our cities need big thinking, new conceptual and methodological practices, as well as research and advocacy to place just infrastructure transitions at the centre of urban and regional planning. To that end, this track includes research outputs that address these complex challenges.
Two years of independent investigation has culminated in this vision for how New Zealand’s infrastructure can lay a foundation for communities and future generations to thrive. The strategy has implications for not only the infrastructure sector, but for social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes for...
This paper argues that while dams have come to perform an important symbolic function in Australian politics, there is no evidence that their economic function is proportionate to their cost.
This report sets out a high-level assessment of the policy action required to decarbonise Australia’s infrastructure sector, across its asset classes. It covers energy, transport, and asset management during construction, operation and waste.
The political, ecological and economic challenge of decarbonising Australia’s energy and industrial base is crying out for leadership. This report aims to provide insights and options to policy-makers, so that Australia can confront the challenges and seize the opportunities of action on climate change.
This inquiry into procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure examines the context of the 'infrastructure pipeline' and industry’s capacity to deliver, while focusing on the role for federal government procurement in the planning, coordination and delivery of infrastructure projects.
The purpose of this report is to summarise international best practices in tender evaluation, and the role and influence of price in determining tender outcomes in public sector construction procurement.
A transformational change is needed in how we plan and deliver infrastructure in Australia. The reforms in this roadmap focus on changes to the way projects are procured and delivered, however the consequences reach into how an asset is managed, operated and maintained across its...
This report sets out the need to continue to invest in new roads, public transport, schools and hospitals, to address infrastructure inequality. The authors propose that governments set a stable level of investment and build a long term pipeline of work around these allocations.
This report report looks beyond Australia's fast-growing cities to present the evidence for increased investment in the regions. Infrastructure Australia's focus draws on the knowledge that the nation's economic capability is highest when the potential of Australia's regions are fully realised.
This report explores how New Zealand could in future optimise the way health infrastructure is planned, delivered and maintained, based on learnings from the health infrastructure systems in Victoria and New South Wales.
The Northern Territory government is seeking stakeholder and public feedback on this position paper, which sets the vision, purpose and implementation pathways to prioritise government investment in infrastructure.
This publication is being released in anticipation of a federal election as a guide for the next government within its first months and over the full term. This 2022 agenda acknowledges that an economically prosperous and socially cohesive Australia is a secure and resilient Australia.