The NSW Productivity Commission was tasked by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces to undertake a review of the infrastructure contributions system in NSW. As part of this review, a comprehensive engagement process and analysis of outcomes was needed to ensure input from a diverse range of stakeholders, informing the development of recommendations.
What we did:
Ensuring stakeholders had an opportunity to test and refine potential reform options, Astrolabe Group developed and facilitated a series of roundtables throughout August 2020.
We worked with the NSW Productivity Commission across six virtual roundtables and follow up interviews. The focus for capturing feedback was designed around three themes being explored as part of the review:
- A principles-based system: unpacking the principles, exploring the need for trade-offs and the relative importance of each of the principles
- Land requirements for public infrastructure: exploration of key pain points and opportunities for change in the system for obtaining land for public infrastructure,
- State infrastructure planning catchments and beneficiaries: exploration of catchment and infrastructure categories, and the matter of value uplift, resulting from infrastructure investment.
Stakeholders invited to participate included peak industry bodies, professional groups, local government representatives, regional representative bodies, housing representative bodies, and state corporations and regulators.
Astrolabe analysed and distilled findings from the engagement process to bring together the outcomes and insights provided by participants, published in the Engagement Outcomes Report.
Image: Principles for the Infrastructure Contribution Scheme
- Designed and facilitated stakeholder roundtables and targeted interviews
- Delivery of an Engagement Outcomes Report used to inform the recommendations of the Infrastructure Contributions Review
- Further recommendations to support digital reform using and supporting stakeholder feedback
“Astrolabe Group went above and beyond with the stakeholders to ensure there was good representation and engagement at the roundtables.”