Public infrastructure

Strategy

14 Feb 2019

The 2019 Infrastructure Priority List details nationally significant investments, providing decision makers with advice and guidance on specific infrastructure investments in Australia.

Report

6 Feb 2019

This study into the role of social housing as essential infrastructure assessed evaluation tools and techniques needed to enable investment by government. Cost-benefit analyses and business case preparation provide a means to quantify productivity, while the broader range of societal outcomes also needs to be...

Report

29 Jan 2019

Asset recycling involves the monetisation of existing public assets through sale or lease to the private sector, with all funds received being reinvested in new infrastructure. Asset recycling offers the opportunity to provide newly needed infrastructure without adding to public debt. This report outlines the...

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
10 Jan 2019

Canada’s governments are preparing to spend historic amounts on infrastructure. This paper argues that, to avoid creating ‘white elephants’, they should follow six key principles that will help the projects improve the country’s productivity, competitiveness and social equity.

Report

18 Dec 2018

The objective of this report is to provide the Auditor-General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected major projects. The status of the selected projects is reported in the Statement by the Secretary of Defence and the Project Data Summary Sheets (PDSSs) prepared by...

Report

13 Dec 2018

Despite its potential to deliver significant benefits to cities and people, walking is typically overlooked in planning and investment decisions – most likely due to its routine nature. This report identifies key issues with the current investment process that present barriers to appropriate levels of...

Report

11 Dec 2018

This paper provides advice to governments, industry, and the community on how to enable best-practice sequencing. It calls for an overhaul of the way new housing and infrastructure in our largest cities is delivered, proposing changes to current planning systems, governance frameworks, and funding arrangements...

Report

11 Dec 2018

In October 2016, the NSW government accepted an unsolicited proposal from IFM Investors and AustralianSuper to lease 50.4 per cent of Ausgrid for 99 years. The deal followed the federal government’s rejection of two bids from foreign investors, for national security reasons. This performance audit...

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on the critical challenge presented by congestion.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges and opportunities in planning for and maintaining Victoria’s transport infrastructure.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s Healthy, Liveable Cities Group to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges that affect the liveability of Victorians.

Policy report

26 Oct 2018

This paper assesses the quality and accessibility of public transport services in Australia’s five largest cities. The paper reveals the extent of public transport disadvantage in some areas compared to others and the impact on travel patterns and liveability.

Guide

25 Oct 2018

The ABA Homelands Project is making a $40 million infrastructure investment into Northern Territory homelands/outstations. Indigenous providers will be approached to submit applications to deliver pre-approved infrastructure works. The ABA homelands project guidelines have been developed to give providers information on:

The purpose of...

Report

Commonwealth and Parliamentary approvals for the proposed Stage 2 of the Australian Capital Territory light rail project
22 Oct 2018

The Light Rail Stage 2 project passes through and adjacent to a number of key cultural and heritage sites and, like all projects and proposals in these areas, must be consistent with the legal requirements imposed by the National Capital Plan. The committee is concerned...

Report

19 Oct 2018

In July 2018, a delegation from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities visited China. Travelling to four cities in five days, the delegation bore witness to the incredible progress made by China, particularly in the development of cities and transport...

Strategy

13 Oct 2018

The Australian Government will invest $3.5 billion over the next decade through the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, ensuring our key freight roads efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to ports, airports and other transport hubs.

On 13 October 2018, the Government released...

Case study

8 Oct 2018

Provision of a fit-for-purpose sewerage system for residents in unsewered areas who are unable to contain their wastewater within their property using septic systems.

Yarra Valley Water’s Community Sewerage Program seeks to provide properties that cannot contain wastewater via customer owned and maintained septic...

Report

1 Oct 2018

This report maps policies, strategies and instruments used by metropolitan governments to foster safer public spaces, with particular reference to the safety of women and girls.

Report

1 Oct 2018

Australia’s population is growing rapidly. The major cities of Sydney and Melbourne, in particular, are booming. Many people are asking whether the growth rates of the past decade are sustainable, or whether Australia has reached a tipping point where congestion and other downsides of growth...

Policy report

28 Sep 2018

There is a clear rationale for Australia to continue supporting Vanuatu’s transport sector in light of its strategic value and effectiveness. Australia’s support is highly valued, highly visible and provides an opportunity to engage in strategic discussions.

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