Taxpayers end up paying too much for major road and rail projects in Australia because governments don’t drive a hard bargain on contracts with the big construction firms. This report argues that federal and state governments should stop worrying about the profitability of the industry...
Senate Select Committee on the effectiveness of the Australian Government’s Northern Australia agenda: final report
This Select Committee report examines the objectives, design, implementation and evaluation of the Australian government’s Northern Australia agenda.
Insights into working from home in Australia in 2020: positives, negatives and the potential for future benefits to transport and society
In this working paper, the authors argue that while COVID‐19 has been a crippling event, working from home has the potential to be an unintended positive consequence of the widespread disruption. There are benefits to the individual employee, to employers and businesses, and to the...
This report looks at the freight sector elements of the national infrastructure. The report identifies international 'megatrends' in the sector, and assesses their likely impact on the New Zealand freight and ports sector.
This report looks at how the United Kingdom (UK) and comparable countries use evidence in designing transport policy, and offers recommendations for how the UK can make better policy in future.
This report assesses the causes and lasting consequences of COVID-related trends on Australian infrastructure development.
The use of Lean Construction (LC) concepts and tools has advanced in different sectors in the United States, including but not limited to, delivery of commercial, educational, and hospital buildings. Many contractors working on these sectors appear to use more collaborative forms of contracts and...
This report highlights the importance of faster rail investment in Australia’s economic recovery, and proposes a fairer and more sustainable funding approach.
This draft strategy document takes an integrated, cross‐sectoral view of infrastructure planning, making 95 draft recommendations to the Victorian government across both metropolitan and regional Victoria.
This paper describes the State Government's Access Program which aims to increase access to and along the foreshores of Sydney Harbour and its tributaries for people on foot and bicycle and improve access to and from the waterways for recreational boating.