Public infrastructure investment in the time of Covid - Grattan Institute

Transport infrastructure investment has been used as a crude tool in response to the economic downturn resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. More engineering construction work has been loaded into an already crowded market, with larger projects in greater numbers than ever. Even before transport infrastructure was deployed for this task, governments were failing to deal with the most pressing problems in infrastructure delivery: overly politicised project selection, a failure to learn from history and the continual reach for megaprojects as a first resort.

Marion Terrill

Transport and Cities Program Director
Marion is a leading transport and cities expert with a long history in public policy. She has worked on tax policy for the federal Treasury, and led the design and development of the MyGov account. She has provided expert analysis and advice on labour market policy for the Federal Government, the Business Council of Australia, and at the Australian National University.

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