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 committed more than $75 billion over the next 10 years to transport infrastructure across Australia as part of 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 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 Smart Infrastructure Project Award recognises excellence in utilising smart technologies in major infrastructure projects. The 2017 Award was sponsored by the Department and was awarded to VICT, AECOM and BMD for the Webb Dock East International Container Terminal.
Departmental publications related to infrastructure.