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.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia has released an independent research report investigating the operating performance of social infrastructure Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Australia and New Zealand.
The research report, commissioned by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and completed by the University of Melbourne, demonstrates that PPPs are delivering substantial benefits to providers and users of schools, hospitals, prisons, and other types of social infrastructure.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia is calling for a road user charge on electric vehicles. Applying a simple distance-based charge to electric vehicles will ensure every motorist makes a fair and sustainable contribution to the use of the roads.
Our report provides a comprehensive annual view of investor appetite and sentiment. It reveals insights into the drivers and challenges for infrastructure investors, which include sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, fund managers, banks and other infrastructure professionals.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s Australian Infrastructure Budget Monitor measures infrastructure funding commitments by jurisdictions for the current budget year and forward estimates (FY2019-20 to FY2022-23). This report collates information from the latest budget papers from federal, state and territory governments to provide insights into their infrastructure investment programs beyond the headline figures.
In a national first, the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and BIS Oxford Economics’ International Airfreight Indicator shines a light on one of the most important components of Australia’s international freight task. By knowing at the granular level the nature of Australia’s inbound and outbound airfreight, we can begin to understand and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of an increasingly important part of the supply chain.
The September 2018 quarter of the Australian Infrastructure Metric – produced by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and BIS Oxford Economics – sees total civil work won increase compared to the June quarter, as transport work won increased significantly.
The 2018 Australian Infrastructure Investment Report shows that Australia is still the destination of choice for infrastructure investors, but our hard-won reputation is under material threat. Our research reveals that both international and local investors are alarmed by increasing market intervention, abrupt and recurring regulatory reviews, as well as frequent changes in Australia’s political landscape. Confidence and preparedness to invest in energy assets has taken a hit this year, reflecting the high degree of uncertainty about the direction of our national energy policy.
The 2018-19 Australian Infrastructure Budget Monitor reaffirms the two-economy divide
in infrastructure across Australia. NSW and Victoria, ranked first and second, have large
infrastructure funding commitments facilitated by strong fiscal positions. Asset recycling continues to support growth, with both states benefiting from selling their shares in Snowy Hydro to the Commonwealth, among other asset divestments.