I’m pleased to inform that the joint infrastructure statement signed off at the Board’s quarterly meeting in March was finalised and launched in Sydney yesterday with a strong call to all political parties to make a commitment to maintaining long-term infrastructure spending, address the growing infrastructure shortfall and improve national productivity.
The peak bodies that signed on to the joint statement included Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Logistics Council, Urban Development Institute of Australia, Property Council of Australia, National Farmer's Federation and Green Building Council of Australia as well as ALGA.
The statement leverages all of our shared interests for better infrastructure and provides a powerful voice in our calls for greater investment in public infrastructure. Such a partnership is also important in the lead up to this year’s Federal election providing a concise and succinct call to all Federal political parties and their candidates to take a long-term, strategic view of infrastructure investment to ensure Australia's cities and regions remain competitive, liveable and sustainable.
I reinforced the calls made in the statement during interviews on ABC News Breakfast and Channel 10 News – Sydney as well as 2SM Breakfast News.
A copy of the signed joint infrastructure statement is available here. You can also access the joint media release that was issued on behalf of all signatories here, and ALGA’s supporting media release here.