Infrastructure is an important driver of economic and social prosperity in our community. The ACT Government is committed to developing and delivering high quality infrastructure and has established mature systems to facilitate strategic planning, investment and maintenance of the Territory’s infrastructure.
The Policy and Cabinet Division coordinates the strategic infrastructure planning work program across government. The development of the annual Infrastructure Plan has been coordinated by the Economic Development Directorate since 2012.
The second ACT Government Infrastructure Plan was released by the Chief Minister in July 2011. Building on the first infrastructure plan, it sets out the ACT Government’s strategic infrastructure priorities from 2011-2021 and the primary drivers of infrastructure demand.
The Infrastructure Plan is a strategic planning document. The Plan demonstrates how the Government’s vision for the Territory translates into real services that are supported by appropriate infrastructure.
This Plan provides an important link between the infrastructure priorities that are detailed in the annual budget and the Government’s long term objectives, as set out in the Canberra Plan: Towards Our Second Century.
Engagement with the community and industry is critical to infrastructure planning and prioritisation. The Government has committed to working closely with the Canberra business and community sectors in developing the ACT Government Infrastructure Plan. The update of this plan is scheduled for release in the first half of 2011.
The Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope MLA, committed to hosting two high-level Community and Industry Roundtables to inform the Infrastructure Plan update. These Roundtables were held at the Legislative Assembly on 9 November 2010 and 24 March 2011.
Roundtable feedback will inform a program of work across Government and the content of the 2011 Infrastructure Plan
Key issues raised at the 24 March 2011 Roundtable included:
Key issues raised at the 9 November 2010 Roundtable included:
Any queries on or feedback to inform the development of the 2011 Infrastructure Plan can be directed to: email@example.com
As part of its ongoing commitment to integrated, long-term and strategic infrastructure and service planning the first ACT Government Infrastructure Plan was released in June 2010. This 10-year plan was developed to help identify nationally significant infrastructure, and inform medium-term, across government infrastructure planning and investment priorities.
The ACT Government Infrastructure Plan is an important component of a strategic approach which places greater emphasis on long-term trend and statistical analysis to inform infrastructure planning and development.
In September 2008, the Chief Minister announced the Government’s intention to develop a Territory Infrastructure Plan in consultation with local industry and the community sector. As part of this process, the Government released an information paper, An Infrastructure Plan for the ACT, outlining economic factors and drivers underpinning infrastructure demand in the ACT, the Territory’s infrastructure asset base, programmed infrastructure investment and current infrastructure priorities.
The Infrastructure Plan is informed by the nationally recognised, Capital City Strategic Planning System objectives and principles agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in December 2009.
As part of the COAG process, the ACT report on the state of core economic infrastructure in the Territory was provided to COAG in 2008.