NSW named top spender on public infrastructure
According to Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s (IPA) 2019 Budget Monitor, New South Wales has…
15 February 2019
Infrastructure Australia has identified a $58B project pipeline of infrastructure investments for cities and regions across Australia. The pipeline includes a total of 121 nationally significant projects, 8 of which are high priority projects, 10 priority projects, 29 high priority initiatives and 74 priority initiatives.
Infrastructure Australia revisit the priority list regularly, data is gathered from the Australian Infrastructure Audit together with more than 100 project submissions from both state and territory governments.
Infrastructure Australia Chair Julieanne Alroe said the list was the most comprehensive and diverse list of investments to meet the challenges of the future. Regional road safety improvements were highlighted as a national priority whilst many of this year’s new additions to the Priority List reflect the need for innovative solutions to support Australia’s future growth.
“The 2019 Priority List provides a credible pipeline of nationally significant proposals for governments at all levels to choose from. As an evidence-based list of opportunities to improve both our living standards and productivity, the Priority List reflects the diversity of Australia’s future infrastructure needs across transport, energy, water, communications, housing and education,” Alroe said.