Road Pricing and Transport Infrastructure Funding
Reform Pathways for Australia
A lack of long-term investment in transport means that as a nation, Australia extracts less than it should from existing transport infrastructure, and invests less than it should in the transport infrastructure the country needs.
New approaches to funding are required to deliver the growing list of transport projects that are needed across the country. But achieving these outcomes will require substantial reform to the status quo, because the current charging and investment system is inequitable to road users, and unsustainable for taxpayers.
This paper, developed by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) and Deloitte, in association with the peak national motoring body, Australian Automobile Association (AAA), and its member associations, looks at how the existing revenue envelope can be collected more fairly, and invested more efficiently.