Guide to multi-criteria analysis

The Assessment Framework is changing in line with amendments to the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008. Find out more here.   

Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) is a tool that can be used to compare reform and investment proposals. When applied consistently and transparently, it is a suitable approach for filtering options before applying more detailed quantitative analysis, or to compare options where impacts are not easily quantifiable.

This document is designed for anyone wishing to use MCA to support their options analysis when developing a Stage 2 submission to Infrastructure Australia. This set of technical guidelines supports our Assessment Framework

This guide explains the benefits and challenges of using MCA, the step-by-step process for applying the MCA framework to compare options for your infrastructure proposal, and how to document this process in line with our submission requirements.