The National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS) establishes the first-ever national government infrastructure project pipeline. Its implementation is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth, state and territory governments and local government.
The NICS provides industry with information on major infrastructure projects committed by governments across the country in a dynamic, easy-to-use manner.
The NICS contains information on all infrastructure projects over $50 million procured by the general government sector as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It also contains information on tender opportunities within a project for contracts estimated to be worth more than $25 million. The NICS includes construction projects that are valued at $50 million and above for larger states and $20 million and above for smaller states and territories, local government and council projects. It also contains information on tender opportunities.
As part of Governments’ due diligence, planning and feasibility studies are undertaken to test the viability of projects prior to consideration for funding. The inclusion of these projects on the NICS provides industry with an awareness of possible future projects prior to any commitment for construction.
NICS also provides a list of publicly-owned assets which the Commonwealth, state and territory governments will bring to market.
NICS contains projects with opportunities for firms to bid on contracts. Over time, these projects, as well as any new projects, move along the project lifecycle, leading to a deep and liquid pipeline of infrastructure opportunities.
The information on the NICS is provided by the government responsible for procuring the project and is updated on a regular basis.
Where a government announces a new commitment, the NICS will be updated within a week of that announcement. Local Government projects will be included on a voluntary basis, with information updated regularly.
The NICS may also include information on projects below $50 million, or projects procured by Government Business Enterprises if the responsible jurisdiction provides the necessary information.
About Infrastructure Australia
Infrastructure Australia is an independent statutory body with a mandate to prioritise and progress nationally significant infrastructure.
Infrastructure Australia provides independent research and advice to all levels of government as well as investors and owners of infrastructure on the projects and reforms Australia needs to fill the infrastructure gap and publically advocates for reforms on key issues including financing, delivering and operating infrastructure and how to better plan and utilise Australia's infrastructure networks.
To access the Infrastructure Australia website click here.
About ANZIP (Australia & New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline)
The Australia & New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP) provides a forward view of public infrastructure activity across Australia and New Zealand, providing certainty of the forward work programme to investors, constructors, governments and other agencies. ANZIP informs industry of where and what infrastructure opportunities are available, and when they come to market by tracking greenfield and brownfield transactions from when they are proposed, until they reach contractual and financial close.
ANZIP is maintained by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) and is independent of the Australian Government.
To access the ANZIP website click here.