The planning and funding of Australia’s roads is inefficient and in urgent need of reform as noted in both Infrastructure Australia’s 2015 Australian Infrastructure Audit and the Productivity Commission’s 2014 Public Infrastructure Report. ALGA supports the notion of a more robust infrastructure pipeline being developed as part of the Australian Infrastructure Plan, including to address freight and supply chain priorities. However, the delivery of individual infrastructure projects should be dealt with as part of a comprehensive infrastructure plan and asset management framework. This infrastructure plan should be integrated and developed in consultation with all three levels of government.
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