Australian Infrastructure Plan 2016

Publication Date
17 February 2016

The first Australian Infrastructure Plan provides a positive reform and investment roadmap for Australia.  The Plan sets out the infrastructure challenges and opportunities Australia faces over the next 15 years and the solutions required to drive productivity growth, maintain and enhance our standard of living, and ensures our cities and regions remain world class.

Our Plan sets out 78 recommendations for reform and is designed to address today's infrastructure gaps, and set us up to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

In developing the Plan, we have prioritised the user—the commuter waiting for a train, the family paying their electricity bill and the business looking to capitalise on overseas markets.

The Plan was developed following consultation on the 2015 Australian Infrastructure Audit report. Infrastructure Australia will update the Plan at least every five years.

In 2018 Infrastructure Australia released Prioritising Reform: Progress on the 2016 Australian Infrastructure Plan, which tracks the progress of infrastructure reform in Australia against the recommendations of the 2016 Plan.  

The next Australian Infrastructure Plan is due to be released in 2021.


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