2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan

The 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan is a practical and actionable roadmap for infrastructure reform.

It is intended to deliver infrastructure for a stronger Australia, and support our national recovery from the still-unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the bushfires, drought, floods and cyber-attacks that have tested our resilience in recent years.

Infrastructure Australia’s vision for 2036 is to have infrastructure that improves the sustainability of the country’s economic, social, environmental and governance settings, builds quality of life for all Australians, and is resilient to shocks and emerging stresses.

Reform areas:

  • Place-based outcomes for communities — unlocking the potential of every location. 
  • Sustainability and resilience — balancing infrastructure outcomes in an uncertain future. 
  • Industry productivity and innovation — facilitating a step change in productivity. 
  • Transport — delivering an integrated network. 
  • Energy — enabling an affordable transition to a net zero future.
  • Water — prioritising safety and security. 
  • Telecommunications and digital — ensuring equity in an era of accelerating digitalisation.
  • Social infrastructure — supporting economic prosperity and quality of life. 
  • Waste — accelerating Australia’s transition to a circular economy.