The federal government appears set to scrap funding for 82 ‘high risk’ infrastructure projects as part of its response to a review of infrastructure funding.

Key points:

  • A broad review on infrastructure funding has recommended 82 projects miss out on federal government money
  • The names and locations of those projects and the government’s response will be made public
  • Regional road and phone infrastructure has been listed as an area in need of more funding

The government has expended considerable effort defending the review, ahead of expected criticism at the state, territory and local government levels.

It argued the existing 10-year pipeline of 274 projects could not be delivered within the current $120 billion budget allocation.