SMART

Asset Recycling a Smarter way for Australia?

One area of increasing public scrutiny is AR (Asset Recycling). AR involves the disposal of public assets to free-up capital to invest in new assets or to refurbish existing infrastructure that may not have happened at all or to bring assets into action sooner than might otherwise have happened.

AR is not a new innovation on the part of governments or the private sector – balance sheet or capital management is a cornerstone of competent business and public administration practices.

The Asset Recycling Paper developed by Garry Bowditch critiques the generic AR model, and takes a deeper look at the NSW version and examines its suitability.

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Simulation: Using the latest scientific simulation tools to plan more liveable and productive cities and regions

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Modelling: Using state of the art integrated land use and transport modelling tools to inform policy makers of the full range of infrastructure options

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Analysis: Evidence based 'what if' scenarios to identify and support best possible infrastructure futures

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Research: Can we build infrastructure to meet the needs of twice today's population with half the resources and twice the liveability? Factor 8

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Teaching: Equip the next generation of infrastructure leaders to adapt and respond to radical social and technological change
The key to a better future is to engage the community AND POLICY MAKERS about planning, the future and how we meet their needs
the core of our research is to understand the critical interconnections AND interdependencies of the infrastructure network and the importance of feedback effects