Australia’s infrastructure faces a convergence of challenges, especially population growth. To meet these challenges, robust long-term infrastructure planning and whole-of-life infrastructure management will be key.
Effective infrastructure planning is a critical issue for Australia, particularly as our population continues to grow. Infrastructure - notably transport, water, energy and communications - is vital for driving productivity, underpinning prosperity and our way of life.
The Academy supports the nine infrastructure capability focus areas identified in the draft, but suggests that two additional areas be considered by the Expert Working Group
Australia has a ‘blue sky’ future where nothing is impossible if we use our best minds.
Australia must plan infrastructure based on how we envision the future, not on how we understand the present
We need better infrastructure planning to beat
inefficiency and community distrust - read
more in Focus 198
We need new initiatives to optimise our infrastructure
Given the dependence of facilities and infrastructure on energy and communications networks, careful consideration
should be given to the resilience, backup and stand-by capabilities of research infrastructure
The potential for economic growth, through advancements in research and development, collaboration with large multinationals and commercialisation, are immense if Australian governments embrace and pursue automated vehicles
Major reforms are needed to improve the way Australia plans, finances, constructs, maintains and operates infrastructure to underpin productivity gains and contribute to economic growth
Major reforms are needed to improve the way we plan, finance, construct, maintain and operate infrastructure to ensure it can
underpin gains in Australia's productivity in the decades ahead
Effective infrastructure planning is a critical issue for Australia, particularly as our population continues to grow
Shaping the way the nation lives, works and moves will depend on getting our infrastructure right – starting now
Addressing Australia’s infrastructure challenges requires a shift in the current model for implementing change in Australia, to one that seeks net positive impacts in the face of growing challenges into the future
ATSE submitted a letter of support to the ‘Overview of Project Appraisal’ paper prepared by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, in consultation with state and territory governments
Establishing robust infrastructure plans is critical. Weaknesses in those plans impose economic costs that are usually difficult and expensive to correct
ATSE Submission to the Government's Green Paper on Developing Northern Australia.
ATSE and Infrastructure Australia (IA) held a two day International Workshop on Infrastructure Planning in Melbourne, 9-10 April 2013
Urgent change is required to improve infrastructure planning processes in Australia. The key reforms proposed are discussed in this ATSE-IA workshop communique
Australian and overseas experts in architecture, town planning, water management, human health and climate science met in Melbourne on 8-10 July 2009 to prepare this report on climate change and the urban environment.
The impacts of current climate change projections have the potential to significantly challenge the capacity of elements of Australia’s physical infrastructure - action needs to be taken at the national level
ATSE was commissioned by the Scanlon Foundation in 2004 to advise whether there were any engineering, scientific or environmental barriers to reaching an Australian population of 30 million by 2050
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation