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 Management and     Governance

Management Systems

Management systems aim to ensure consistent and efficient activities within an organisation, project or asset management.

Procurement and Purchasing

Goods and services should be procured in a manner that optimises economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Climate Change Adaptation

Infrastructure needs to be designed, constructed and operated to cope with projected hotter, drier and stormier climatic conditions, with higher sea levels.

 Using Resources

Energy and Carbon

Energy and carbon monitoring and reduction, and the use of renewable energy.


Conserving water, and managing runoff and wastewater to prevent pollution.


Ensuring that materials such as aggregates, concrete, steel, oil and wood are responsibly sourced, and used efficiently.

 Emissions, Pollution   and Waste

Discharges to Air, Land and  Water

Concerned with pollution to waterways, noise and vibration, air pollution, and light pollution.


Ensuring that the land used is not of high environmental or social value.


Construction should avoid the generation of waste, manage waste as a resource, and ensure that waste treatment, disposal, recovery and re-use is undertaken in a sound manner.



Considers local ecosystems (soil, water, air, biomass and wildlife)

 People and Place

Community Health, Well-being and Safety

This relates to the concept of livability, and that community well-being is considered in the construction of infrastructure.


This encompasses the conservation of indigenous, historic and natural heritage in a local area.

Stakeholder Participation

Refers to the processes and mechanisms that enable stakeholders who have a direct or indirect interest in infrastructure development to be part of decision making.

Urban and Landscape Design

Concerned with the arrangement, appearance and function of infrastructure within an area.



Innovation is the creation of more effective infrastructure, processes, services, technologies or ideas.