Planning for and providing a sustainable level of social, community and transport infrastructure is an ongoing challenge for governments and the private sector. SGS’s combination of strategic planning, economics and public policy skills ensure we can assist our clients to appropriately assess the merits of such investments in meeting the needs and opportunities for communities, whilst also identifying optimal funding and delivery mechanisms.
We are an established player in infrastructure and facilities planning providing advice to our clients in infrastructure contributions planning, public investment feasibility, business case preparation and assessing the urban form and economic and social impacts associated with major investments.
In recent years Australian governments, municipalities and specific taskforces have utilised SGS to lead infrastructure and facilities assessments. We have scoped regional and local infrastructure and facility demands, identified future provisioning priorities, and have tested the merits of specific projects in the transport (public and private), housing, water, tourism, recreation, education and community facilities arenas.
The private sector has utilised our advice when bidding for significant infrastructure projects (e.g. public private partnerships), in understanding local area infrastructure needs, and in communicating the benefits delivered by infrastructure operation.
Within infrastructure and facilities planning, SGS serves clients in the following areas:
- Development contributions and infrastructure funding advice and planning
- Transport infrastructure planning and impact assessment
- Social and community infrastructure needs analysis and planning
- Open space, tourism and cultural/recreation facility planning
- Project evaluation and development feasibility analysis
- Public investment project appraisal and business case analysis and preparation
- Cost benefit analysis and social and economic impact assessment
- Project management systems advice
To discuss this topic further please contact Bill Dunbar, National Area of Service Leader for Infrastructure Planning and Delivery.