All levels of government are relying on the construction industry to lead the economy forward on the basis that every dollar spent on infrastructure has a $3 kick on to the wider economy—but our industry is broken. Construction accounts for almost 25 per cent of all insolvencies in Australia, only 12 per cent of the workforce are women and construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a workplace incident.
The 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan details good recommendations in Chapter 3 Industry productivity and innovation that closely align with the three pillars of a sustainable construction industry which the Australian Constructors Association has been fiercely advocating for. If enacted, these recommendations will improve industry culture, create increased capacity and capability, and ensure that commercial frameworks are equitable and align the interests of all parties.
We all have a role to play – government and industry – and we need to act now. Our plan details the specific activities we are undertaking to support government in implementing the reforms proposed by Infrastructure Australia. This plan is immediate, work has already started. The time for change is now!
Download our response to the Australian Infrastructure Plan.
Read our blog on the recommendations in the Australian Infrastructure Plan.
Join the LinkedIn discussion #2021AIP #2021AIPresponse
View our media release from the launch of the Australian Infrastructure Plan.