Infrastructure Australia launches a revised Infrastructure Priority List

By Catherine Sturman
Established in 2008, Infrastructure Australia has become an independent statutory body within the country, providing expertise and guidance with regards...

Established in 2008, Infrastructure Australia has become an independent statutory body within the country, providing expertise and guidance with regards to new and developing infrastructure projects, providing significant research and stressing key issues within construction and building.

The independent statutory body has released their revised Infrastructure Priority List, highlighting over 100 high-priority works and initiatives which need to be undertaken within Australia, such as developing existing aviation networks, mass transit, alongside the country’s road, rail and metro systems, enhancing new and existing infrastructures.

Following the release of the Infrastructure Priority List, Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said: “Infrastructure Australia has released a roadmap for addressing the nationally significant infrastructure challenges that must be fully grasped by governments and the private sector. Infrastructure Australia’s priority list identifies around $60 billion of projects that have passed rigorous, independent cost-benefit analysis and are ready to go.”

“The experts advise that these projects are needed to cater for population growth, relieve traffic congestion in our cities and deliver new opportunities for workers around our nation.

“It’s time for our politicians to put their faith in the expertise of Infrastructure Australia and work together to ensure these projects are funded and delivered. It will also be important for governments to heed Infrastructure Australia’s recommendations to reserve the corridors now that will be needed to build the infrastructure of the future.”

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