Infrastructure Australia has long acknowledged the importance of Australia’s regions to the national economy. From our food bowls and resource regions to our tourism and service centres, each of Australia's regions are unique, and so too are their infrastructure needs.
This inaugural research aims to provide a national view of the diverse strengths and infrastructure gaps facing Australia’s regions in order to enable the identification of priority areas for future planning and analysis. By identifying infrastructure challenges and opportunities, Infrastructure Australia hopes to encourage governments, industry and the community to come forward with solutions to address these challenges.
We have used the Regional Development Australia boundaries in this analysis in order to support a comprehensive view of the nation. The report was developed through engagement with more than 1,000 stakeholders, including focused engagement in each region.