The SMART Infrastructure Facility is one of the largest research institutions in the world dedicated to helping governments
and business plan for the future.
The key difference that SMART is making is to help governments, business and the community be more front footed in the long
term planning and management of infrastructure. For example, that means ensuring land is zoned and available so cities and
regions can grow and be connected in the future. Without proper planning, new roads, water and waste pipelines, schools and
hospitals cannot be built where they are needed to provide cost effective services.
SMART is working for the community to address these issues by gathering data and developing large-scale computer models of
cities and regions. This allows decision-makers to better understand how different infrastructure networks can be improved
and made to operate more efficiently so prices can be as low as possible. These data sets and models help ensure Australia
has the right investment plans to renovate old infrastructure and to build new infrastructure to meet the future needs of
a growing population and build a more competitive economy.