Infrastructure

Australia's economic prosperity is dependent on a strong land transport network that safely and reliably connects people and businesses

  • Transport infrastructure connects people to jobs, their homes and their communities
  • Australian businesses rely on transport infrastructure to connect to domestic and global export markets
  • The efficient movement of people and products grows our economy and improves the liveability of our cities and regions.
  • The Australian Government is investing a record $100 billion over the next 10 years through its rolling infrastructure plan, of which a substantial component is under the Infrastructure Investment Program.

  • The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney by investing in major infrastructure upgrades.

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

  • Australian governments have developed national guidelines for the delivery of infrastructure projects to promote cross-government consistency and the use of best practice approaches.

  • The Australian Government’s National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS) is a link to state, territory and industry-led infrastructure websites, that provide investors and construction contractors with detailed information on infrastructure pipelines, tendering and contracting opportunities. NICS is a one-stop portal to projects nationally, to assist in providing greater visibility of opportunities for investment and participation in the delivery of critical infrastructure.

  • The Smart Infrastructure Project Award recognises excellence in utilising smart technologies in major infrastructure projects. The 2018 Award was sponsored by the Department and was awarded to Nonlinear Channel Optimisation Simulator (NCOS) Online project, developed by the Port of Brisbane and DHI Australia.

  • Departmental publications related to infrastructure.