Sweeping changes in digitisation, local infrastructure use and service innovation and adaption have been key industry responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, a report finds.
National Cabinet agreed Infrastructure Australia (IA) will evaluate project proposals that require in excess of $250 million in funding from the federal government.
Engineers Australia (EA) will present the Deputy Prime Minister with member based recommendations for an evidence based infrastructure roadmap in April 2021.
The 2020-21 Federal Budget committed additional funding to Infrastructure Australia to provide reform and investment advice in support of the infrastructure-led COVID-19 recovery.
The Parkes Bypass in New South Wales and the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge upgrade in Canberra have been added to the Infrastructure Priority List.