The Federal Government has announced a massive redesign of the country’s architecture to ensure the country is prepared for the challenges of the 21th century.
In a major overhaul of the architecture of Australia’s buildings, the Government is proposing to change the way we live, work and think, to make sure we’re all safe, secure and connected in the 21c.
This change will make us more resilient to climate change and other threats to our physical and cultural environment.
The Government says the change will ensure Australians are able to live, operate and enjoy their lives with dignity, safety and security.
The Federal Government says its design, architecture and design, construction, management and planning (CAFMP) team will be focused on identifying and supporting solutions that make Australia more resilient and able to adapt to the challenges we face.
It will also work with industry, industry partners and the wider community to support innovation and develop solutions to future problems.
We’ll also work collaboratively with other federal government departments to ensure our infrastructure is as up to date and secure as possible.
A key objective of the Government’s plan is to make Australian architecture, engineering and design (AED) more modern and resilient, with new and improved materials and systems, new materials, improved technology and improved processes.
A new national architecture strategy will identify and support solutions that will make Australia’s architectural, engineering, design, and construction, and management and construction (CAFE) systems more modern, resilient and flexible, and provide the necessary information and technology to support this.
The Government will also support Australia’s growing economy by supporting new technologies, infrastructure and services, including by ensuring Australia’s infrastructure is up to current technology standards and is up-to-date.
The AED will also be supported by a new national infrastructure strategy that will identify the critical needs and challenges of AED in Australia, and deliver a range of solutions to address them.
This Government’s AED strategy will also focus on the importance of providing greater certainty to Australians about the availability and quality of AEC services and services delivery.
The new AED plan also focuses on creating an Australian Infrastructure Finance Facility that will provide funding for the creation of AEGIS-certified, high quality AECs and related infrastructure, with a focus on providing finance to those AEC entities that meet the highest standard of performance.
As part of this plan, the Federal Parliament will also commit to provide $50 million to the Australian Government to support the design, development and delivery of a national digital infrastructure management system.
The government will also develop a national and regional strategy for AEC planning and management, with the objective of providing AEC planners with more reliable, consistent and transparent planning and development processes, and the means to better manage the delivery of AEP and AEC programs and services.
The design of the new AEC is now underway and the Government has committed to deliver a new design for the AEC over the next four years.
The announcement follows a number of previous announcements that have included:The new plan will also set out an updated framework for managing AEC assets and infrastructure, and will provide the framework for a number more AEC-related services, such as:As part, the plan will provide a detailed blueprint for AED management and management of AES services and infrastructure that will help to ensure AEDs are well prepared for, and safe, secured and connected.
This will include an analysis of the current state of AERs, AEC governance, risk management and operations, the role of the State Governments AEC Board, and what additional work needs to be done to ensure Australia’s AEC systems are as up- to-date and secure to meet the challenges and challenges the 21f.
These new processes will also help to inform a wider discussion about how to modernise and strengthen AEC, as the Federal Governments own AED framework is outdated and needs updating.
Building a stronger AEC system, this Government’s plans say, will support Australia to meet its responsibility to protect and promote the environment, improve our security, strengthen our economy, and ensure Australians can enjoy their everyday lives.