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ICE response to the Infrastructure Australia review

15 August 2022

Strategic infrastructure planning is essential for achieving better outcomes from infrastructure investments, building in time and space at the start of infrastructure system development for careful consideration of priorities and options.

This allows long-term issues such as climate action and resilience to be factored in rather than bolted on as an afterthought, ensuring environmental sustainability is a core part of deliberations.

Strategic infrastructure planning and prioritisation also allow transparency on infrastructure system capacity gaps and how these can be met, ensuring socio-economic sustainability for the public.

Our response to the Infrastructure Australia review sets out the role of IA in providing strategic infrastructure advice and outlines areas for improvement, drawing on the Enabling Better Infrastructure Programme’s 12 principles.

ICE submission to the Infrastructure Australia review

Content type: Policy

Last updated: 15/08/2022

Author: ICE policy team

  • Chris Richards, director of policy at Institution of Civil Engineers