Investment in infrastructure has the capacity to stimulate and enhance the productivity of the economy in both the short and long term. It is an investment that has a multiplier effect throughout the economy, generating lasting economic, social and environmental benefits.
The Principles of the Government’s current framework for infrastructure investment.
The Australian Government has announced a new, national approach to planning, funding and implementing the nation’s future infrastructure needs.
The Major Cities Unit provides advice to the Australian Government on issues of policy, planning and infrastructure that have an impact on our cities and suburbs.
This page provides links to information on major infrastructure projects announced in the 2009–10 Budget, Nation Building for the Future.
The Australian Government has developed the $20 million Liveable Cities Program to support state, territory and local governments in meeting the challenges of improving the quality of life in our capitals and major regional cities.
Many of the programs funded by the Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan are being administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
Following a major reform initiative implemented by the Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) and its Infrastructure Working Group (IWG), the National Alliance Contracting Policy and Guidelines were released by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
The National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS) is an initiative of the Australian Government that brings together information on major infrastructure projects from all jurisdictions and across the three tiers of government on one unique website.
The Australian Government is seeking further growth in private investment in public sector infrastructure projects to meet increased demand for infrastructure over the next decade.
The Australian Government established the Regional Infrastructure Fund to invest the proceeds of a resurgent resource boom to address urgent infrastructure needs, while supporting the mining industry, boosting export capacity and developing and growing regional economies.
The Infrastructure Employment Projects Program is a part of the Jobs Fund—a $650 million Australian Government initiative to support and create jobs and skill development through projects that build infrastructure and social capital in local communities.
The National Awards for Local Government recognise, reward and promote the innovative work of local governments across Australia. In 2013 the Department sponsored awards in the “Innovative Infrastructure Development” and “Excellence in Road Safety categories”.
The Australian Smart Infrastructure Project Award recognises excellence in the design, delivery and use of smart infrastructure. The 2013 Award was sponsored by the Department and was awarded to IBM's Townsville Smart Water Pilot on 27 March 2013.
Departmental publications related to infrastructure.
Departmental consultations related to infrastructure.