Transport infrastructure

NARROWER TERMS


Conference paper

Formalising the informal at Flinders Street Station: the tension between heritage and spatial management

Using the example of the entrance to Flinders Street Station – and the iconic steps and clocks that serves as a popular gathering point – this paper discusses how the development of an informal cultural practice embedded within the Melbourne imaginary is also challenged by...
Conference paper

$35 billion is a lot for a subway that won’t really improve accessibility all that much

Compared to Melbourne's current the Suburban Rail Loop project, this paper argues that much more service, and thus accessibility, could be provided for a given budget through surface upgrade options. To test this assumption, the paper uses an ‘Alternative Network’ structure using a conservative but...
Conference paper

On edge: multi-benefit, nature-based climate adaptation for towns on the Great Ocean Road

This paper reports the results of a 2021 Monash University collaborative Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning and Design Studio, where students speculated on ways to address climate change adaptation in the small coastal towns Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay and Marengo on the...
Conference paper

A critical historical study: intersectoral conflict formation and maintenance between land-use, transport and environment

This study, pinpoints six ‘Critical Discursive Moments’, arriving at the recent past, examining how instruments, originally established to protect the environment facilitate extreme intersectoral conflict that constitutes a form of ‘symbolic violence’, through misrepresentation and misrecognition of environmental impacts.
Strategy

New Zealand infrastructure strategy 2022-2052

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...
Discussion paper

Over a barrel: addressing Australia’s liquid fuel security

Australia is precariously dependent on imported fuel. This paper argues that demand-side solutions, particularly electrifying transport, should be adopted to improve Australia’s fuel security and increase energy independence.
Report

Roundabouts, overpasses, and carparks: hauling the federal government back to its proper role in transport projects

Politicians are not supposed to spend public money to promote their private interest, including their private political advantage. This paper argues that avoiding such conflicts of interest would be more straightforward if the federal government stuck to its national role, and did its due diligence...
Report

Funding the infrastructure of tomorrow

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.
Policy report

Orange Book 2022: policy priorities for the federal government

Building on research and analysis published by Grattan Institute since it was founded 13 years ago, this report identifies reforms to boost incomes, improve health and education, create better transport links, make housing more affordable, generate meaningful progress on climate change, and strengthen Australia’s political...
Position paper

Northern Territory infrastructure framework position paper

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.
Report

Benchmarking Melbourne 2022

This report measures Melbourne’s all-round performance against 20 peer cities. The report highlights the need for greater collaboration between business, institutions, government, entrepreneurs and residents, to ensure that Greater Melbourne has a great future.
Report

Coastal shipping investment approach

This report assists Waka Kotahi on how best to invest the funding that has been allocated and to provide Waka Kotahi with an up-to-date view of the sector’s shape and its key challenges and opportunities.
Report

The administration and expenditure of funding under the Urban Congestion Fund

This report finds that since its establishment in the 2018-19 Budget, the Urban Congestion Fund (UCF), and the Commuter Car Park Fund (CCPF) as a program within the UCF, have been administered without any proper administrative framework or oversight, and have been used as vehicles...
Report

Te Ara Matatika: The fair path

This report argues New Zealand leaders need to rethink the transport system around two objectives - reducing car dependence and making the transport system fairer.
Working paper

Electric light passenger vehicle uptake in Melbourne: projections and spatial distribution by 2030

This report contributes to the task of improving knowledge of electric vehicle (EV) uptake in Australia by providing ongoing results from exploratory research into EV spatial demand using Melbourne as a case study.
Strategy

2021 Australian infrastructure plan

The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Report

State of electric vehicles 2021

This report shows that Australia still has serious challenges when it comes to electric vehicle market share, policies, and consumer choice.
Strategy

Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021-2051

This strategy document builds on the work of the first cross-sectoral infrastructure strategy delivered in 2016, and presents a vision for a thriving, inclusive and sustainable Victoria over the next 30 years.
Report

Inland Rail: derailed from the start

The Inland Rail project has the potential to provide significant benefit to rural, regional and urban communities — enabling a more efficient movement of freight across Australia and further diversification of the nation’s freight infrastructure. However, throughout this inquiry, the committee heard a number of...
Report

Integrated transport planning

The objective of this audit was to assess if the Victorian Department of Transport is demonstrably integrating its transport planning.