Regional infrastructure investment opportunities and constraints: Assessment framework report

Jerome Fahrer, Alex Gash 

Infrastructure Victoria

Published 2019-07-22

ACIL Allen undertook two significant projects for Infrastructure Victoria (IV) during 2019. The first project developed a regionally focused economic infrastructure assessment framework to supports IV’s work on updating its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy. This framework identified investment priorities that build on regions’ economic strengths and will be used to assess and prioritise regionally specific infrastructure recommendations for the updated strategy.

To understand how the assessment framework works in practice, this report should be read in conjunction with the industry profiles of Victoria’s Regional Partnership regions. These profiles demonstrate how the principles and processes of the assessment framework can be used to identify the infrastructure opportunities and constraints facing a region.

The second project examined the role of infrastructure in helping government and regional communities to address the problem of disadvantage in regional areas. This project developed a framework for defining the problem of regional disadvantage, identifying the appropriate role of infrastructure in addressing disadvantage and for setting the priorities of government into the future. 

Both assessment frameworks and the nine regional profiles developed for IV can be found on its website.

 

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