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Of Australia's 32 biggest infrastructure projects, just eight had a public business case

By Marion Terrill, Transport and Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute
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Politicians love the vote-pulling power of major transport projects. They also quite like to keep details of of how they’ve decided to fund a project under wraps, avoiding the pesky scrutiny the public deserves.

Of 32 projects larger than A$500 million Australian governments have committed to since 2016, the Grattan’s Institute’s analysis shows just eight had a business case either published, or assessed by a relevant infrastructure body at the time money was committed.…


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