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Part 2 – Nationwideinfrastructure challengesThe consequence is a lack of nationalperspective in providing for infrastructure,even where it is of national significance.Different approaches to infrastructureprocurement exist across jurisdictions.These varied processes create overheadsfor national businesses. Differentjurisdictions also adopt varying degreesof focus on value for money outcomes,procurement timelines and bid costs.Separate regulatory regimes and complianceobligations across the jurisdictions are asource of unnecessary regulatory burden,cost and inefficiencies. 2TABLE 1: Responsibility for infrastructure in Australia across the three tiers of governmentLevel of governmentCommonwealthEconomic infrastructureAviation services (air navigation, etc.)Aviation (major airports – although under long term private lease)Railways (shared)Roads (national, local) (shared)TelecommunicationsStateAviation (regional airports)Railways (shared)Roads (urban, rural, local) (shared)Electricity supplyPublic transportDams, water and sewerage systemsStormwater managementPorts and sea navigationLocalAviation (local airports)Roads (local) (shared)Electricity supplyPublic transport (bus)Sewerage treatment, water and drainage supplyStormwater managementSource: Adapted from Richard Webb 2008, ‘Infrastructure Australia Bill 2008’, Bills Digest, no. 69, 2007-08, 5 March, ParliamentaryLibrary, Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of Australia, Canberra, p. 3Infrastructure Australia – Advising Government on Australia’s Infrastructure | 13

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