Top Five Research Priorities: Out now!

The University of Melbourne’s Next Generation Engagement team is proud to release the final outcomes from its pilot phase  – the Research Priorities Summary Report  – a positive blueprint to tackle industry’s stickiest engagement challenges.

The report represents the expertise, experience and advice of approximately 80 organisations and more than  200 individuals working in the infrastructure sector who attended workshops, sat down with us in person or who chose to provide comments through the recent national consultation.

We found raging agreement that there are key questions to be answered within the themes of value, measurement, timing and approaches, regulation and policy and professionalisation in order for the infrastructure sector to efficiently address the $57 trillion infrastructure gap.

In building a comprehensive, freely accessible evidence base with industry we believe it will be possible to transform the way that project proponents work with stakeholders, avoiding costly delays and delivering superior project and community outcomes.

We believe the Next Generation Engagement Project is unique – not just in Australia but internationally –  and we’re looking forward to the next critical phase in 2018 when we begin to address the priorities outlined by industry with an international research program.

Of course, none of this work would have been possible without the invaluable support of our 25 project partners who represent the leading infrastructure organisations in Australia.

Talk to us about how you can be involved as a partner in 2018.

What’s next?

The summary is available to review now and hard copies of this important document will be distributed to every key infrastructure decision maker in Australia over the coming weeks. Our valued project partners will receive additional copies to circulate to their own staff and stakeholders.

For those interested in greater detail, a  full version of the report will be published on the Next Generation Engagement Project Blog in early December. Watch this space!