Infrastructure funding

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Strategy

2020 Research infrastructure investment plan

This strategy document provides continued support for Australia's National Research Infrastructure facilities, as well as investment in emerging research priorities that were first identified as potential areas of support in the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.
Report

Build it here: the economic cost of offshoring major transport projects in New South Wales

This report quantifies the forgone local economic activity to New South Wales resulting from offshoring major projects, through an examination of six major procurements made by the NSW government.
Report

Advancing the Australia-US-Japan infrastructure partnership through private sector engagement

This report examines the Australia-US-Japan infrastructure partnership, identifies the remaining barriers to public-private infrastructure partnerships, and recommends solutions for government.
Case study

Collaborative nation building: Port of Townsville case study

This report looks at what’s happening in the Townsville region, using the Port of Townsville as an example of what’s possible when planning and embarking upon major infrastructure developments. It also examines what others at the regional, state and national levels of government can pursue...
Report

Megabang for megabucks: driving a harder bargain on megaprojects

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...
Discussion paper

Missing a stitch in time

Australia’s electricity industry constitutes a large and critical component of our national economic infrastructure. This report provides evidence of a pattern of systematic underinvestment in the upkeep and capability of the national electricity grid.
Report

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.
Report

Infrastructure beyond COVID-19: a national study on the impacts of the pandemic on Australia

This report assesses the causes and lasting consequences of COVID-related trends on Australian infrastructure development.
Report

Fairer funding and financing of faster rail

This report highlights the importance of faster rail investment in Australia’s economic recovery, and proposes a fairer and more sustainable funding approach.
Strategy

Victoria’s draft 30-year infrastructure strategy

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.
Report

The rise of megaprojects: counting the costs

Australian governments are fast-tracking their transport projects, hoping for an infrastructure-led recovery from the pandemic-induced recession. This report argues that governments need to rethink major projects that have been promised or are under construction, particularly those announced without a business case.
Policy report

Road user charging for electric vehicles

Through this policy report, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia is calling for a road user charge on electric vehicles. Applying a simple distance-based charge to electric vehicles will ensure every motorist makes a fair and sustainable contribution to the use of the roads.
Working paper

Fiscal stimulus for low-carbon compatible COVID-19 recovery: criteria for infrastructure investment

This paper takes stock of approaches for evaluating and choosing options for public investment in projects and programs that support economic recovery, are consistent with a low-carbon transition, and bring broader economic, environmental and social benefits.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas claims that the state government is spending more on infrastructure in the state than the Federal Government plans to spend across Australia over the next decade. Is he correct?

The Victorian Government says it has increased infrastructure spending to almost triple the long-term average, and claims the state is spending more than the federal Coalition Government plans to spend on infrastructure across the entire nation over the n
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is SA's share of federal infrastructure funding set to drop to 2 per cent in coming years?

Labor's federal infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese claims the Turnbull Government will slash South Australia's share of infrastructure grants to "a paltry 2 per cent in coming years, despite the state being home to 7 per cent of the national popula
Policy report

Australia's infrastructure system: policy settings to improve the lives of all Australians

This paper sets out goals, markers of success and key components of Australia’s infrastructure system, to help discussions between public and private partners on how to jointly improve outcomes for Australians.
Working paper

Building together: seven principles for engaging civil society to deliver resilient, inclusive and sustainable infrastructure in the Pacifc islands

This paper, based on extensive research and consultations, is intended to stimulate thinking about best standards for infrastructure investment in the Pacifc. It suggests that if lasting development outcomes are to be assured, civil society will need to play a greater role in the prioritisation...
Strategy

Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy

This is Victoria’s fi rst ever 30-year infrastructure strategy. It is a statewide, evidence-based plan covering all types of infrastructure.
Report

Australia’s infrastructure innovation imperative

This report argues that Australia faces new infrastructure challenges, as population growth, urbanisation and technology disruptions create the need for a step-change in infrastructure prioritisation, design and productivity.
Discussion paper

The transit transformation Australia needs

This paper argues that a significant program of work is required to educate planners and policy makers on the nature, evidence, techniques, and usage of important emerging infrastructure funding mechanisms that will unlock the future cities we all want to live in.