June 21, 2019
A discussion paper on the development of the State’s first 20-year infrastructure strategy was announced on 20 June 2019 by Infrastructure South Australia (ISA) Chairman, Tony Shepherd.
The discussion paper is the first step towards establishing a well-planned, long-term coordinated approach to developing South Australia’s infrastructure. Community, business, industry and all levels of government are invited to provide feedback on the discussion paper, which establishes baseline economic and social data as well as population projections, trends and the areas of focus such as transport, utilities, health and digital.
It also poses questions about the role roads, public transport, hospitals, schools, and other physical infrastructure plays in not only supporting, but also in stimulating growth in the State’s economy while enhancing its liveability.
The 20-Year State Infrastructure Strategy is expected to be released in early 2020 and will be reviewed and updated every five years following a further extensive public consultation process.