Infrastructure WA are required to review and report to the Premier on state government infrastructure proposals as per its requirements under the Infrastructure Western Australia Act 2019 (IWA Act).
- major infrastructure proposals with a value of $100 million or more
- infrastructure proposals prior to their submission to Infrastructure Australia
- completed infrastructure projects
Major Infrastructure Proposal Assessment
IWA is required to assess major infrastructure proposals with a capital cost of $100 million or more, consistent with its responsibilities under the IWA Act.
The Major Infrastructure Proposal Assessment (MIPA) function supports and aligns with existing government requirements such as Department of Treasury’s Strategic Asset Management Framework and Infrastructure Australia’s Assessment Framework, while providing relevant advice to the WA Government to support informed investment decisions.
IWA's governance role
Under its governing legislation, IWA is required to independently assess major infrastructure proposals prior to the WA Government making an investment decision, and provide its report to the Premier for consideration.
Consistent with the MIPA Interim Guidelines, IWA aims to engage with proponents informally and through project governance arrangements during the proposal development phase in an advisory capacity.
In cases where IWA is identified as a formal 'member' of a steering committee or other project governance body it will be in a non-voting advisory capacity only.
The Major Infrastructure Proposal Assessment: Interim Guidelines and frequently asked questions provide state agencies and government trading enterprises with guidance on how to navigate MIPA requirements and the assessment process.
The MIPA Interim Guidelines outline the full details of how proposals will be assessed by IWA, and the content requirements for submissions.
The MIPA function will focus on projects in 2022 while in its initial phase, with further considerations given to programs from 2023.
In 2022 IWA will continue to work in collaboration with stakeholder agencies and government trading enterprises to embed and refine the MIPA function. Updated MIPA Guidelines will be progressed from late 2022, with the intended expansion of MIPA to cover both projects and programs from 2023.
IWA invites anyone with questions or comments relating to MIPA function or Interim Guidelines to please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 6552 5229.
Infrastructure proposal assessment reports
Below are reports prepared by Infrastructure WA in carrying out its legislative function to assess and report to the Premier on major infrastructure proposals.
- Geraldton Port Maximisation Project (February 2022)