This report sets out a high-level assessment of the policy action required to decarbonise Australia’s infrastructure sector, across its asset classes. It covers energy, transport, and asset management during construction, operation and waste
The 2021-22 Budgets delivered by Australia’s federal, state and territory governments have set another high watermark for infrastructure spending nationally and in many jurisdictions individually.
As the second instalment of this research, the 2021 Indicator highlights the impacts of COVID-19 on air freight supply chains as well as identifying the long term implications of the pandemic for the industry.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and Allens have partnered to jointly present the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Investment Report.
The 2020-21 Budgets delivered by Australia’s Federal, State and Territory Governments have been perhaps the most important in living memory.
In our latest Australian Travel Time Metric, developed using Uber’s anonymised ride share data, we see that peak travel times across Australia’s four largest cities have not increased over the past four years. This is despite populations and demand for the roads in these cities growing substantially over this time.
Australian governments have a major opportunity to avoid a looming waste crisis and embrace energy recovery as a way of managing our waste and creating baseload power in the process.
Energy from Waste has been used for decades around the world to divert non-recyclable waste from landfill, reduce emissions, and produce energy, yet Australia has been slow off the mark in harnessing a role for technology. A lack of scale, social licence and impetus for change has meant that Energy from Waste and other forms of advanced waste processing have been underutilised in Australia.
The report outlines a series of key recommendations required to support the roll out of energy recovery facilities and unlock close to $14 billion in private investment by 2030.
This report, developed in partnership with L.E.K. Consulting, explores the increasing relevance of social licence across businesses, governments, and institutions. It provides insights into the unique social licence challenges facing the infrastructure sector and outlines a series of key principles that should underpin how infrastructure organisations develop and manage their social licence.
The report highlights that where governments and businesses have adequately developed and maintained their social licence, and earned the trust of the community, they are able to deliver assets and services in a streamlined manner. Good business practices allow organisations to attract and retain customers and provide a robust foundation to garner support from communities for future projects.