Australian Government Smart Infrastructure Awards

15 March 2010

The Honourable Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has called for nominations for the inaugural Australian Smart Infrastructure Awards for innovative, technology-driven solutions to infrastructure bottlenecks and urban congestion. Minister Albanese's announcement of the Awards, and the Award Guidelines can be found at

The Awards will recognise project excellence in design, delivery, and use of infrastructure in any of Infrastructure Australia's national priority areas, including the rail freight, water and urban development:

  • The Australian Smart Infrastructure Project Award will go to an innovative technology based project.
  • The Australian Smart Infrastructure Research Award will provide a $25,000 grant for an innovative proposal supporting excellence in smart infrastructure research and development.

Further detail on Infrastructure Australia's priority areas can be found in the publication: National Infrastructure Priorities.

Nominations must be sent by email to and close on Friday 14 May 2010.

For further information please call the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government on 02 6274 7111.