Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Infrastructure

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 Australian Government has announced that Badgerys Creek will be the site for the new Western Sydney Airport.

  • The Australian Government has announced a new, national approach to planning, funding and implementing the nation's future infrastructure needs.

  • The Planning Analysis Branch supports the Australian Government investing effectively and efficiently in infrastructure and protecting nationally significant transport corridors and assets.

  • This page provides links to major infrastructure projects funded through the Building Australia Fund.

  • The Australian Government has developed the $20 million Liveable Communities 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.

  • 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 then Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

  • Through the Infrastructure Working Group (IWG), the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development are developing strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness Traditional Contracting by public sector bodies, particularly for Design & Construct (D&C) contracts.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.