Guide to this report

What this Report Covers

This annual report explains how the resources entrusted to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development have been used during the year. It:

  • takes into account Resource Management Guide No. 135, annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities, issued by the Department of Finance in July 2016, and
  • uses data, photographs and other materials from a range of sources to put our activities and results into context.

As this report contains photos, it may contain images of deceased persons and of places that could cause sorrow.

How Information is Presented

Key terms and acronyms are explained as they are introduced, and are listed at the back of this report.

Tables throughout the report use notations as follows:

  • $m means million dollars
  • – means either zero or nil, and
  • n/a means not applicable.

Amounts are generally rounded to $100,000 in chapters 3 to 7, and to $1,000 in the appendices, and financial statements. All totals are the rounded sum of unrounded amounts and therefore may not be the strict sum of the figures presented.

All financial amounts are GST exclusive except where noted.

How to Obtain Copies of this Report or More Information

Reports are available in printed form from libraries around Australia under the Australian Government library deposit and free issue scheme. For a list of these libraries, please visit the Department of Finance website

This report is also available on our website It is published in a variety of digital formats to make it accessible to the largest possible audience, including people in regional areas and people with a disability. It is available online the day after it is tabled in the Parliament.

Before making decisions or acting on information in this report, you are advised to contact the Department. This report was up-to-date when it was tabled, but details change over time due to legislative, policy and other developments.

If you have suggestions about how we could improve our annual report, please let us know.

To contact our annual report team please:

  • send an email to
  • telephone on 02 6274 7111, or
  • write (no stamp required) to:
    Infrastructure Annual Report Coordinator
    Reply Paid 594

Contact details for other parts of the Department can be found on our website

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Last Updated: 12 December, 2016