Infrastructure WA

Discussion Paper

A Stronger Tomorrow - Discussion Paper

A Stronger Tomorrow

 

We are now seeking feedback on A Stronger Tomorrow - State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper which provides a foundation for the development of the State Infrastructure Strategy.

IWA is keen to tap into the rich knowledge and experience within industry, the community and all levels of government as we develop the 20-year Strategy.

You can download the Discussion Paper and supplementary documents in the links below. You might also like to read the overview.

How you can join the conversation

The Discussion Paper poses 22 targeted questions. We are encouraging anyone interested in providing a submission to use our online form by Friday 21 August 2020. 

You can take our short survey – this is suitable for everyone, from students and general infrastructure users through to those who work in the sector. 

We are also conducting workshops across WA, and you can find more information on our regularly updated dedicated State-wide Workshops page.

Frequently asked questions

FAQs on the State Infrastructure Strategy.
 

Discussion Paper
Download the Discussion Paper

A Stronger Tomorrow State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper.

Sectors
Download A Look at the Sectors

A complementary resource to A Stronger Tomorrow.

Regions
Download A Look at the Regions

A complementary resource to A Stronger Tomorrow.

A Stronger Tomorrow
Online Submission Form

Provide formal feedback on the State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper.

Project Program Proposal
Proposal Form

Highlight a specific infrastructure project or program here.

Infrastructure for  a Stronger Tomorrow
Infrastructure WA Survey

Let us know how you think infrastructure could shape WA's future.

What is the State Infrastructure Strategy?

The State Infrastructure Strategy (the Strategy) will identify the State’s infrastructure needs and priorities, and is the foundation for Infrastructure WA’s (IWA) advice to the State Government. It will address a 20 year timeframe and be refreshed at least every five years.

Publication of a state-wide infrastructure strategy has not been completed before in WA. The Strategy will address a broad range of social, economic and environmental objectives to make recommendations relating to infrastructure planning, prioritisation and decision-making.

The Strategy’s recommendations will focus on new infrastructure projects, programs and non-build solutions (for example, strategic planning, policy, regulatory, pricing, technology, procurement, skills and governance reforms). Where appropriate, the Strategy will also include recommendations relating to funding and financing infrastructure. 

What is the State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper?

A Stronger Tomorrow, State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper (Discussion Paper) was released in June 2020 and provides a foundation for the development of the Strategy.

Strategic focus areas of the Discussion Paper include

  • the guiding principles and objectives that will help define the Strategy parameters;
  • the methodology and governance for developing the Strategy; and
  • the priority opportunities and challenges the Strategy should address, particularly over the medium to long-term.

The Paper identifies key issues and needs relevant to the planning and provision of infrastructure across a range of sectors and regions.

Why is the Discussion Paper important?

IWA recognises the value of stakeholder expertise and is committed to open engagement across all levels of government, industry and the community. The Discussion Paper is a key element of our engagement process, seeking valuable feedback to help shape the Strategy.

Why is the State Infrastructure Strategy necessary?

Infrastructure is planned, delivered and managed by all levels of government, private industry and the community. With so many stakeholders involved, infrastructure decision-making can be disjointed and lack coordinated opportunities such as colocation and shared use. A well-developed Strategy, based on sound evidence, will highlight the needs and priorities of where funding is best spent to maximise value for Western Australians. Having an infrastructure strategy is also expected to help attract more Federal funding.