Governments around the world are turning to infrastructure as a way of stimulating economies that have been impacted by COVID. Australia is no exception in this regard and here are some of my remarks that were featured in the Australian press this week.
Customer stewardship is an opportunity for infrastructure investors, owners, operators and policymakers to expand their toolkit of solutions for the nation’s problems from a pretty obvious starting place, the customer.
Australia must remember it extraordinary infrastructure successes of the recent past, and allow that to shape the future of its infrastructure policy and investment decisions.
Australia and the world need a mind-shift when it comes to infrastructure. It about services first, not just building assets.
The Australian Financial Review’s National Infrastructure Summit last week resonated with calls for reform to deliver better value for money, proclamations of broken procurement models, need for more rational risk allocation and furious agreement about importance of infrastructure to help rebalance Australia’s post-mining boom economy. No doubt these sober deliberations confirm once again that AustraliaContinue reading “Stop the infrastructure ‘boom bust’”
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”