National Infrastructure Priorities: Infrastructure for an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future

Publication Date
01 May 2009

This report discusses Infrastructure Australia's methodology for prioritising key infrastructure projects of national significance and lists the priority projects that Infrastructure Australia has identified as a result of applying this methodology. The report sets out the seven-step analytical framework that Infrastructure Australia uses to guide its decision making on project significance.

Key points

As a result of the application of the methodology discussed in the report, Infrastructure Australia has constructed a list of priority projects under its seven key themes of national broadband network, energy market, international gateways, rail freight network, cities, essential Indigenous infrastructure and water supply.

It details:

  • nine initial priority infrastructure projects
  • a further 28 projects that will enter a ‘pipeline’ of priority projects requiring further analysis and consideration.
  • priority actions required to guide future activity under each theme.