Sustainable planning for growth

Australia’s planning and infrastructure systems play a critical role in ensuring future development serves to improve the living standards of all Australians. They must ensure development keeps pace with the needs of a growing population and economy

The Business Council researches and advocates for policies that promote:

  • well-managed population growth
  • a focus on temporary and permanent skilled migration that grows the capacity of Australia’s economy and address skills shortages, and which complements our skills development agenda for Australian workers
  • long term, integrated strategic land use planning
  • effective infrastructure planning, prioritisation and project delivery
  • efficient use of existing infrastructure
  • housing affordability
  • efficient project approvals processes
  • liveable, sustainable and productive cities and regions
  • Strong governance and institutions