Infrastructure

No social license to operate? Beware, it may scuttle your project

Infrastructure participants have been talking about the concept of social license for some time. Initially created by the mining sector in an attempt to come to terms with the growing…

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Our congested country – getting in the fast lane 

Traffic congestion is one of the biggest challenges facing Australian cities and regions. It affects our liveability, productivity and global reputation as a destination of choice for investment. Despite several…

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The internet of things: making transport and infrastructure faster and smarter

Data is one of the core components of the Internet of Things (IoT), with its power lying in the capture and analysis of data from sensors, devices and smart products.

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The first Australian Infrastructure Plan: More about productivity than projects

Infrastructure Australia has just issued its National Infrastructure Plan. On past experience, state governments and the infrastructure industry will immediately search for the list of big projects. But they would…

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Good time to be a project owner but construction sector ‘skills gap’ may lie ahead.

Australia and New Zealand construction experience has given local construction project owners maturity and sophistication enabling them to better compete in the global marketplace. That’s very positive news. We have…

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Innovation the key to revitalising infrastructure: act now to put Public Private Partnerships back on the map

Australian governments are currently funding a record level of infrastructure commitments. In the 2014 Federal Budget, the Australia Government allocated $50 billion towards $125 billion of national infrastructure investment. Despite…

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A hub to span the $78 trillion infrastructure gap

How to facilitate increased government and private sector investment in infrastructure to drive economic growth and job creation has been a central platform of the G20 under Australia’s presidency. This…

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