Planning analysis

The Department supports the Australian Government to invest in infrastructure and protect nationally significant transport corridors and assets.

Transport infrastructure corridor and precinct protection

The Department is coordinating a work programme across jurisdictions to improve the protection of important transport infrastructure corridors and precincts

Cities research

Research about Australia’s cities and regions is undertaken by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Policy development, coordination and reporting relating to cities issues is undertaken by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

State of Australian Cities Reports and interactive maps

cover of the State of Australian Cities reportThe State of Australian Cities reports are available on the following links:

Interactive City Maps

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There are two ways to access the maps:

  • High-resolution images on an interactive website. These enable users to switch between the various topics and cities and zoom down to individual suburbs. Please see the PDF User Guide PDF: 1585 KB to use the interactive map website.
  • Static PDF maps of each of the major population centres of Australia, mapping various themes. Static PDF maps for 2013 are available.

High Speed Rail

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The High Speed Rail Study Phase 2 report was released in April 2013. It outlines the issues, challenges and opportunities around high speed rail—including costing, construction time frames and predicted passenger numbers.


Last Updated: 26 September, 2017