IPS Agency plan

Introduction and purpose

Infrastructure Australia is an agency subject to the FOI Act and is required to comply with the IPS requirements. We are required by s.8(1) of the FOI Act to prepare an Agency Plan which outlines the information that we propose to publish for the purpose of the IPS, how and to whom we propose to publish that information, and how we otherwise propose to comply with the IPS requirements.

The purpose of this Plan is to explain how we propose to implement and administer our IPS entry in respect of our own information holdings using the following headings:

  • establishing and administering our IPS entry
  • information architecture
  • information required to be published
  • other information to be published
  • making comments and submissions to us
  • IPS compliance review

Establishing and administering our IPS entry

The Director of Governance in consultation with the Executive Leadership Team is responsible for leading our work on IPS compliance.

We review and update our IPS entry regularly to ensure that it is accurate, up-to-date and complete. Information about how we review our IPS compliance is set out below.

We do not generally impose charges for accessing information published under our IPS.

Information architecture

We will publish our IPS entry on our website (www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au) under the following headings:

  • Required Information
    • Agency Plan
    • Who we are
    • What we do
    • Our reports and responses to Parliament
    • Our disclosure log
    • Contact us
  • Other Information
    • Strategic Priorities
    • Our finances
    • Discussion papers and draft documents.

To ensure that our IPS is easily discoverable and understandable, we have taken the following steps:

  • our IPS entry is accessible from our homepage via a clearly visible Access to Information link;
  • the Access to Information page, including the IPS entry, is listed in the website's sitemap and is discoverable via the search function;
  • as far as practicable, all content published as part of the IPS conforms with WCAG 3.0.

Information required to be published

Our IPS entry will include the following information:

Requirement
s.8(2)(a) Agency Plan
s.8(2)(b) Organisational structure
s.8(2)(c) Details of our functions and powers
s.8(2)(d)(i) Appointment of officers under the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
s.8(2)(e) Annual Reports
s.8(2)(i) FOI contact details
s.8(2)(j) and s.8A Operational information
s.11C(3) Disclosure Log

We will review the published information as outlined below to ensure that it is accurate, up-to-date and complete.

Other information to be published

Our IPS entry will include the following additional information under s8(4) of the FOI Act:

  • Our finances
  • Strategic priorities
  • Discussion papers and draft documents.

We will review the published information as outlined below to ensure that it is accurate, up-to-date and complete.

Making comments and submissions to us

We welcome comments from stakeholders and the community. For submissions please use our contact form.

IPS compliance review

We will review

  • our Agency Plan annually.
  • our IPS entry at least every five years, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Information Commissioner about IPS compliance review. The next IPS review will be undertaken in 2017.

We will adopt the following criteria for measuring our performance in complying with IPS requirements:

Plan  Have we published a comprehensive plan for our IPS compliance?

Governance  Do we have appropriate governance mechanisms in place to meet our IPS obligations, including a sound information management framework?

Documents  Have we reviewed our document holdings to decide what information must be published under s 8(2) and information that can be published under s 8(4)?

Accuracy  Is our IPS entry accurate, up-to-date and complete?

Publication  Have we taken the necessary steps to ensure that information in our IPS entry is easily discoverable and accessible?