Future projecting and planning for the state’s infrastructure is essential to guide our development in the best possible direction, with key targets ensuring outcomes are measurable and attainable. For the building and construction industry, this paper highlights important areas where future built form is likely to be required. In particular, we see this informing developments in areas such as education facilities, adaptable community facilities, additional and refurbished social and affordable housing, supportive accommodation for those with mental health issues, aged care facilities, and accommodation for those supported by the NDIS as select examples. There are many facilities across the different sectors that have been identified as requiring maintenance and upgrade works to make them fit for their current purpose.

Read the discussion paper here: https://infrastructure.wa.gov.au/DiscussionPaper

It is anticipated that a draft Infrastructure Strategy will be published mid 2021, with the Strategy finalised by the end of 2021.

A complementary paper that addresses the different sectors has been published here: https://www.infrastructure.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-06/40681%20INFWA_InfrastructureWA_SECTORS_FINAL.pdf