Infrastructure Australia Audit: first ‘listen’ to the people

Infrastructure¬†Australia is under new management, and it shows in its first national audit report released today. Demographics, land use and infrastructure are all bundled together in the Audit, and its not a minute too soon.¬†The mega trends in demographics and land use are the big drivers of infrastructure demand and recognition of ‘integrated infrastructure planning’Continue reading “Infrastructure Australia Audit: first ‘listen’ to the people”

Another budget of ‘reverse philanthropy’

Australia brought down its Federal budget tonight. Sure the Prime Minister was right, it had ‘no surprises’ and the flip side is ‘no aspiration’ either. While Europe and US have had an appetite for public debt for a prolonged period of time, and have enjoyed the favour of the capital markets, Australia should not bank on theContinue reading “Another budget of ‘reverse philanthropy’”

Customers first, infrastructure second

¬† Why are customers left out of infrastructure? The preferred language in infrastructure circles for the people that consume infrastructure services are ‘users’. And this says it all. Users are the anonymous and forgotten people that have no say in what is offered to them when it comes to our roads, trains, energy and waterContinue reading “Customers first, infrastructure second”