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Presidential Roundtable Summary: in conversation with Infrastructure Australia

Date
26 January 2022

Presidential Roundtable Summary: in conversation with Infrastructure Australia
ICE Presidential Roundtable, held on 19 January 2022.

How do we improve the deliverability of infrastructure - both effectiveness and efficiency? This is a question being asked globally as countries navigate adapting their infrastructure systems to the challenges of climate change, decarbonising their economies and recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

By improving how projects are planned, procured, and delivered, these socio-economic and environmental priorities can be met more easily by producing higher quality, resilient and more sustainable infrastructure.

As part of this discussion on delivery, Infrastructure Australia presented their recent work and Deliverability Roadmap, which is being produced to establish a best practice plan to support efficient and effective infrastructure delivery across government and industry. This is taking place at a time when infrastructure investment in Australia (and around the world) is at historically high levels.

Attendees from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the Middle East shared the challenges they are facing in this space and lessons Australia could consider in future strategic planning. The overwhelming message was the need for improved collaboration in all its forms in future infrastructure delivery.

A summary of the discussion is set out in this paper.

Presidential Roundtable Summary: in conversation with Infrastructure Australia

Content type: Policy

Last updated: January 2022

Authors: ICE

  • Jessica George, policy events programme manager at ICE