Australia must spend $40 billion a year on infrastructure to match population growth, audit says

Infrastructure Australia has warned a new wave of investment and planning reform is needed for the nation to keep pace with population and economic growth.

Traffic coming in and out of the central business district in Brisbane

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Australia needs to commit to spending $200 billion every five years on a range of infrastructure projects if it wants to keep pace with population growth.

Infrastructure Australia has warned a new wave of investment is needed to ensure roads and public transport, schools, water, electricity and health services support people's quality of life and economic productivity.

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Published 13 August 2019 at 11:46am
By AAP-SBS
Presented by Tinrawat Banyat
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