Major Reports

Major research is a core element of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s advocacy program.  We are committed to providing Members and stakeholders with insightful, evidence-based, reliable and relevant information on infrastructure-related issues to assist the decision making process - and to inform and educate the media and community.

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia is committed to the ongoing development of major policy and research reports which address significant national issues. A selection of our major reports are included below.

 

IPA/Perpetual Australian Infrastructure Investment

15 NOVEMBER 2016 | The 2016 IPA/Perpetual Australian Infrastructure Investment Report shows continuing high levels of global interest in Australian infrastructure, but provides a good reminder that investment can - and does - go elsewhere when there are n 
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From Housing Assets to Housing People

18 OCTOBER 2016 | A major new report by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, with financial modelling by KPMG, released at the National Press Club, outlines a plan to fix Australia’s struggling public housing system by providing more money and more plac 
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Driving Change

10 OCTOBER 2016 | Driving Change: Australia's cities need a measured response 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric June Qtr 2016

7 OCTOBER 2016 | The June 2016 quarter further evidences the increasing dominance of the non-mining sector in Australia’s civil construction work programme. 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric March 2016

1 JULY 2016 | The March 2016 quarter saw a collapse in civil construction work won; brought down by record low contract signings across non-mining sectors. 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric Dec Quarter 2015

21 MARCH 2016 | The December 2015 quarter maintained strong levels of civil construction work won; underpinned by strong roads and gas-related investment. 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric Sept Quarter 2015

7 DECEMBER 2015 | The September 2015 quarter saw strong levels of civil construction work won; underpinned by strong roads and NBN-related investment. 
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Reforming the urban water sector

12 NOVEMBER 2015 | Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) and the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) have put together a major report which calls for a new, nationally-led programme of reform to urban water.  
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IPA/Perpetual Australian Infrastructure Investment

28 OCTOBER 2015 - The inaugural edition of the IPA/Perpetual Australian Infrastructure Investment Report finds Australia remains an attractive destination for infrastructure investment, but that the number of investment opportunities is a challenge, and p 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric June Quarter 2015

4 SEPTEMBER 2015 | The June 2015 quarter saw a strong uplift in the level of work won (contracts signed) by the major civil contractors, with mining continuing its retreat, transport performing well and utilities once again becoming an active market off 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric March 2015

30 JULY 2015 | The average work won index for the first nine months of FY2014/15 was down significantly on FY2013/14. 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric Dec Qtr 2014

19 JUNE 2015 | The average work won index for the first six months of FY2014/15 was down significantly on FY2013/14 (see Figure 1), suggesting that public investment – while strengthening – has yet to lift to levels sufficient to offset the retreat in min 
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Network Pricing Trends in Queensland

22 JANUARY 2015 - Network Pricing Trends - a Queensland Perspective. This report was undertaken by EY on behalf of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, Ai Group and the Property Council of Australia. 
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The Red Book

1 DECEMBER 2014 | An analysis of the infrastructure and related policies of the incoming Victorian Labor Government  
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Australian Infrastructure Metric June Qtr 2014

2 OCTOBER 2014 | Work won in the June quarter was an exceptionally weak finish to an otherwise strong 2013-14 financial year. However, the outlook for work done over the next 12 months is forecast to see a $15 billion drop in activity. 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric March Qt 2014

2 JULY 2014 | The March Quarter of the Australian Infrastructure Metric shows highway and road investments have grown to near-record levels in the last quarter, but subdued rail, utility and reduced mining investment still leaves a hole to be filled by se 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric Dec Qt 2013

APRIL 2014 | The December Quarter of the Australian Infrastructure Metric confirms a sustained decline in new non-mining infrastructure investment over the past six months, but an apparent recovery in resource-related spending.  
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Road Pricing and Transport Infrastructure Funding

25 MARCH 2014 | Australia’s motorists and infrastructure providers have released a major research report, outlining the case, process and outcomes needed to deliver real solutions to Australia’s transport funding and congestion challenges.  
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Australian Infrastructure Metric September Qt 2013

DECEMBER 2013 | The September Quarter of the Australian Infrastructure Metric shows total work won posted a strong increase in the September 2013 quarter, following the pickup recorded in the June 2013 quarter. 
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Powering Queensland

14 OCTOBER 2013 - A major report released by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia has found a full sale of Queensland's electricity grid could free up between $40 billion and $48 billion. 
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Australian Infrastructure Metric June Qtr 2013

19 SEPTEMBER 2013 - The June Quarter of the Australian Infrastructure Metric completes the 2012/13 data series, showing a sharp decline in annual investment including a 35 per cent fall in non-mining investments. 
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The Blue Book

9 SEPTEMBER 2013 | The Blue Book: An analysis of the infrastructure and related policies of the Abbott Government. 
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Civil Infrastructure Metric March Qtr 2013

27 JUNE 2013 - The March quarter edition of the IPA/BIS Shrapnel Civil Infrastructure Metric has confirmed a sustained and accelerating decline in public infrastructure investment since 2010, as well as a sharp retreat in new mining investment over the la 
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Civil Infrastructure Metric December Quarter 2012

APRIL 2013 - The December Quarter edition of the IPA/BIS Shrapnel Civil Infrastructure Metric has confirmed a marked slowdown in mining-related investment, reaffirming the degree of under-investment in public infrastructure. 
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Civil Infrastructure Metric Sept Quarter 2012

DECEMBER 2012 - The September quarter represents the weakest reading of the Metric since the series began in March 2010, with investment activity falling sharply across all major infrastructure sectors. 
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Civil Infrastructure Metric June Quarter 2012

SEPTEMBER 2012 - The release of the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia/BIS Shrapnel Civil Infrastructure Metric shows that private mining related projects and the NBN roll-out are masking a continuing shortfall in public infrastructure investment.  
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Submission to Infrastructure NSW

20 AUGUST 2012 - A major report released by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia has called for the forthcoming Infrastructure NSW strategy to provide a detailed, ambitious and long-term vision that protects land corridors, prioritises the right projects 
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A strategy for integrated infrastructure

JULY 2012 - A major report released by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and global consulting firm Arup calls for the Productivity Commission to develop accurate ways of tracking the performance of Australia’s major cities. 
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Civil Infrastructure Metric March Quarter 2012

JULY 2012 - The inaugural Civil Infrastructure Metric, compiled by IPA and BIS Shrapnel for the March quarter 2012, compiles data from nearly 20 of the nation's largest constructors. 
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Integrating transport systems

JULY 2012 - A major report released today by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and Booz & Company has called for sweeping changes to the way transport projects are conceived, planned and operated across Australia.  
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NSW Rail Reform

FEBRUARY 2012 - NSW RAIL REFORM 
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IPA Report to the Tamberlin Inquiry

AUGUST 2011 
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Road Maintenance Options for Reform

SEPTEMBER 2011 - Road Maintenance Options for Reform 
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Scope for Improvement 2011

JULY 2011 - Scope for Improvement 2011 
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Infrastructure Policies of the NSW Coalition

MARCH 2011 - Infrastructure Policies of the NSW Coalition Government 
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NSW Election 2011: Getting the Fundamentals Right

MARCH 2011 - NSW Election 2011: Getting the Fundamentals Right 
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Convention Centre: A Report to the NSW Opposition

FEBRUARY 2011 - Towards a New Convention & Exhibition Centre Project for New South Wales - A Report to the Leader of the NSW Opposition. Infrastructure Partnerships Australia was an industry partner in the development of an independent panel's report on t 
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East Coast High Capacity Infrastructure Corridors

SEPTEMBER 2010 - A realistic pathway to Very Fast Trains. In this report, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and AECOM propose a new way of considering High Speed Rail on the east coast of Australia, through a long-term, and pragmatic approach. 
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A world class convention centre for Sydney

SEPTEMBER 2010 - A world class convention and exhibition centre for Sydney: Pre-feasibility study. This report provides a high level pre-feasibility study of the options that are available to deliver new or expanded convention centre capacity in Sydney 
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Role for road pricing in the Australian context

APRIL 2010 - Urban Transport Challenge: A discussion paper on a role for road pricing in the Australian context 
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The Role of Superannuation

APRIL 2010 - The Role of Superannuation in Building Australia's Future 
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Driving reform on Sydney's roads

DECEMBER 2009 - Urban Transport Challenge: Driving reform on Sydney's roads 
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Climate Change adaptation and Infrastructure

DECEMBER 2009 - Synthesis Report: Climate Change and Infrastructure Expert Summit 
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Submission on the Proposed NSW Transport Blueprint

SEPTEMBER 2009 - Submission on the Proposed NSW Transport Blueprint 
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Urban Transport Challenge: Planning for SEQ

SEPTEMBER 2009 - Urban Transport Challenge: Planning for SEQ 
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Meeting the 2050 Freight Challenge

JUNE 2009 Meeting the 2050 Freight Challenge 
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Financing Infrastructure 2009

MARCH 2009 - Financing Infrastructure in the Global Financial Crisis  
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Scope for Improvement 2008

NOVEMBER 2008 - Scope for Improvement 2008: A report on scoping practices in Australian construction and infrastructure projects.  
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CPRS: An Infrastructure Challenge & An Opportunity

SEPTEMBER 2008 - Bilfinger Berger Australia & Infrastructure Partnerships Australia: Australia’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme: An Infrastructure Challenge & An Opportunity 
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Community Attitudes to Electricity Reform in NSW

FEBRUARY 2008 - IPA's landmark opinion poll found that three out of four NSW residents either support, or are unconcerned by the NSW Government's plans to restructure the NSW electricity sector. 
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PPPs and Traditional Procurement | Report

NOVEMBER 2007 - The Report evaluates the outcomes of projects delivered by government and those delivered through partnership with the private sector 
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Australia’s Infrastructure Priorities

JULY 2007 - Infrastructure Partnerships Australia released a major national reform paper that laid out a framework of key policy reforms and nationally significant projects needed to sustain Australia’s economic growth and high standard of living. 
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Integrated Infrastructure Planning - A Way Forward

JULY 2007 - The Report advocates a new way forward for an integrated planning and governance structure for Sydney's critical port and airport precinct at Botany 
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Saying goodbye to permanent water restrictions

MAY 2007 - The Paper discusses the range of options available to governments to secure the water future of Australia through harnessing the innovation and expertise of the private sector. 
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To Build a Nation

“To Build a Nation” focuses on Australia's infrastructure success over the past 20 years 
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15 NOVEMBER 2016 | The 2016 IPA/Perpetual Australian Infrastructure Investment Report shows continuing high levels of global interest in Australian infrastructure, but provides a good reminder that investment can - and does - go elsewhere when there are n...
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