Reform Series

Infrastructure Australia plays a key role in advocating for reform on important issues including how to better plan, deliver and utilise our nation’s infrastructure. We continue to make the case for the key recommendations in the Plan through our infrastructure Reform Series—which is a series of more detailed advisory papers intended to help chart a pathway to reform.

So far, we have published eight papers in the infrastructure Reform Series:

Planning Liveable Cities: A place-based approach to sequencing infrastructure and growth provides advice to governments, industry, and the community on how to align the planning and delivery of housing and infrastructure.

Outer Urban Public Transport: Improving accessibility in lower-density areas advises governments on how to improve the quality and accessibility of public transport services in Australia’s five largest cities.

Making Reform Happen: Using incentives to drive a new era of infrastructure reform advises governments to use incentive mechanisms to drive nationally significant infrastructure reform.

Future Cities: Planning for our growing population advises Australian governments on improving the productivity and liveability of our largest cities.

Reforming Urban Water: A national pathway for change advises governments and regulators to make fundamental changes to the governance and regulation of Australia’s urban water markets.

Corridor Protection: Planning and investing for the long term highlights the need for a stable and independent governance framework, and high quality and long-term strategic planning of future infrastructure projects.

Improving Public Transport: Customer Focused Franchising provides a roadmap for all levels of government to capitalise on the opportunities of franchising to enhance service quality, increase capital investment and improve cost efficiency across public transport.

Capturing Value: Advice on making value capture work in Australia offers guidance to governments and the private sector on how value capture can be applied in the Australian context.

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