Getting the fundamentals right for Australia's infrastructure priorities

Publication Date
01 June 2010

This report to COAG is the first of Infrastructure Australia's yearly reports to COAG setting out the work they have overseen and the advice they have given to Australian governments and the infrastructure sector in the preceding 12 months. The report sets out Infrastructure Australia's work since the May 2009 report, National Infrastructure Priorities.

Key points

Discussion in the report covers:

  • future challenges
  • recommendations for reform in Infrastructure Australia's previously defined key themes of cities, water, energy market, ports, freight, broadband and essential Indigenous services
  • Infrastructure Australia's work on developing the strategies under those themes that were announced in the 2009 National Infrastructure Priorities report
  • the approximately 100 new or updated project submissions relating to the seven themes that Infrastructure Australia has assessed
  • the need for long-term infrastructure plans and the exploration of innovative and alternative options to ensure infrastructure decisions adequately meet future challenges.

It also updates the national Infrastructure Priorities List.


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