Australian infrastructure: Better Infrastructure Initiative

Conversations about the role infrastructure plays often begins from the perspective of what we don’t yet have, what doesn’t work well, and how much more money we need to deliver better outcomes. NAB believes we are better served by reframing that conversation into one which first acknowledges the wealth of the existing infrastructure framework.

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The role infrastructure plays in ensuring the wellbeing of the Australian people is well recognised by governments, by the private sector, and in the broader community. We see this in the prominence of infrastructure in public conversation.

However, the conversation often begins from the perspective of what we don’t yet have, what doesn’t work well, and how much more money we need to deliver better outcomes.

NAB believes we are better served by reframing that conversation into one which first acknowledges the wealth of the existing infrastructure framework – but also calls for a lifting in the quality of services our infrastructure delivers to a new level.

NAB is committed to raising the level of dialogue and challenging some of the accepted norms with a view to greater and richer outcomes for Australia’s communities.

We are delighted to be an inaugural partner of The Better Infrastructure Initiative and invite others to join us in this important initiative.

During the next four years, we will share a commitment to deliver a program of leadership, ideas, and data analysis that accelerates better governance practices.

At the core of this partnership is ensuring Australia is enriched and challenged by the big ideas that can transform a nation, coupled with well-grounded, scaled and feasible reform suggestions that, step-by-step, make our nation even greater.

Please download and read the two policy outlook papers below written by Garry Bowditch of The Better Infrastructure Initiative at the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership that aim to challenge the nation and infrastructure stakeholders towards a new reform agenda centred on customer led infrastructure.