Who can make submissions to Infrastructure Australia

Infrastructure Australia welcomes submissions from any individuals or organisations who would like to nominate potential infrastructure solutions for inclusion on the Infrastructure Priority List.

Initiatives and projects

Potential infrastructure solutions are divided into two different stages of development: initiatives and projects.

Initiatives are infrastructure problems and potential solutions for which a business case has not yet been completed. Initiatives are identified through a collaborative process between proponents and Infrastructure Australia, using the Australian Infrastructure Audit and other data as evidence. Infrastructure Australia welcomes initiative submissions from any individual or organisation.

Projects are potential infrastructure solutions for which a full business case has been completed and has been positively assessed by the Infrastructure Australia Board. Most projects are first identified as initiatives, and subsequently developed into full business cases.  For projects, proponents need to have the technical and legal capacity to implement the project.

Further requirements

For transport sector initiatives and projects, Infrastructure Australia advises proponents to use the Australian Transport Assessment and Planning (ATAP) Guidelines, in conjunction with relevant Infrastructure Australia guidelines, in developing submissions.

Project proponents which are state or territory governments should also consider the Australian Government requirements for funding submissions outlined in Notes on Administration for Land Transport Infrastructure Projects 2014–15 to 2018–19.

Contact Infrastructure Australia

We encourage proponents to make early contact with Infrastructure Australia to discuss their submissions. This assists Infrastructure Australia to advise and support proponents during the submission development process. Project proponents which are not state or territory governments should also make early contact with their state or territory government to discuss their submission.