ISCA has collaborated with over 30 representatives from the building sector, government and academia to produce the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council’s (ASBEC) Pathway to Productive and Sustainable Infrastructure workshop report (the report) calling for a clear pathway to sustainable and productive infrastructure.
The report calls for the development of a 30 Year Infrastructure Plan that combines hindsight, insight and foresight to create a long term plan which can endure inevitable change across government, community and industry.
The report outlines:
- the need for productive and sustainable infrastructure including its criticality for creating jobs, increasing GDP, and building the resilience and liveability of our communities
- current challenges in its current infrastructure planning process including the politicisation of plans and decisions, funding and finance constraints, limited business case analysis, lack of foresight and resilience, a constrained tender and contract structure, and the increasing impact of community sentiment
- future trends regarding consumption, industry, weather severity, demographics, natural resources, “crowd clout” and the cost burden of infrastructure
- a proposed Infrastructure Planning Framework incorporating the development of a 30 Year Infrastructure Plan, founded in collaboration between community, industry and government, and guidance on implementation through five pathways: engagement, planning, decision, funding and execution
Read the full report here:
Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council: Pathway to Productive and Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop Report