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.
The June 2018 quarter of the Australian Infrastructure Metric – produced by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and BIS Oxford Economics – sees total civil work won hold steady compared to the March quarter. The non-mining index reading has seen no change on last quarter, while the mining index
The March 2018 quarter of the Australian Infrastructure Metric – produced by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and BIS Oxford Economics – sees civil construction work won drop significantly, as expected, from the all-time high of the previous quarter. Work won in transport and utilities has dropped, with mining only marginally higher than last quarter.
This paper provides an overview of the challenges facing Australia’s freight networks and the actions needed to arrest the decline in our trade competitiveness. It makes the case that to meet the growing demand for goods across the country and internationally, we need more sophisticated mechanisms to capture reliable data to accurately understand where the pinch points, bottlenecks and breakdowns are across the supply chain. That is why the paper’s major recommendation calls for the establishment of an independent freight body, termed ‘Freight Performance Australia’.