Going Nowhere

This paper seeks to bring a silent crisis to wider prominence. In so doing, it also hopes to offer genuine solutions to an infrastructure challenge of national significance. The Australian Rural Roads Group (ARRG) nominally represents rural local governments nationwide producing over $100 million in agricultural product annually. Together this group produces almost $18 billion in agricultural product – almost half of Australia’s total output. In other words, these are very productive communities that contribute significantly to national wealth. But the ageing roads that underpin their productivity are under threat from under-investment over many decades. These communities, like many others across rural Australia, are frustrated at being left to watch this crisis...

Report to COAG

Communicating the Imperative for Action A Report to the Council of Australian Governments June 2011 Click here to download the full document