Infrastructure Australia audit; call for submissions

Infrastructure Australia’s 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, which for the first time covers social infrastructure, will be publicly released in August.

The report “will act as an evidence base to focus investment and reform on the key issues facing Australia’s infrastructure over the next 15 years and beyond,” The agency’s Chief Executive, Romilly Madew AO, said.

“The 2019 Audit puts the community at the centre of infrastructure decision-making, measuring service delivery against the key outcomes of access, quality and cost.

“It covers the infrastructure sectors of transport, energy, water, telecommunications and – for the first time – social infrastructure.

“We have taken a wide view of social infrastructure, and considered the challenges and opportunities facing schools and tertiary education, hospitals and aged care, social housing, justice and emergency services, arts and culture, and green, blue and recreational infrastructure.”

Next month Infrastructure Australia will call for public submissions to its report, which identifies 180 challenges and opportunities.

Meanwhile, the agency is seeking submissions from all levels of government for its 2020 Infrastructure Priority List.

The deadline is 31 August. The list will be published in early 2020.