Infrastructure WA

Cross-cutting themes

The Strategy includes 7 cross-cutting themes that emerged through considering the impact of external drivers as well as each sector’s relationship to others.

The cross-cutting themes influence WA’s infrastructure agenda, underpin the Strategy and address matters that apply to multiple infrastructure sectors and across the infrastructure lifecycle.

Looking at the relationships across multiple sectors has the potential to streamline processes, make better use of resources and identify where opportunities can result in benefits to a range of stakeholders.

There are also opportunities to improve alignment across sectoral-based infrastructure plans, and better consider any interdependencies and associated opportunities for efficiencies across sectors. For example, asset management applies to all infrastructure sectors and seeks consistent practice and expectations for agencies to embed in their approaches and processes across the infrastructure lifecycle.

Each cross-cutting theme takes into account both build and non-build infrastructure considerations. Non-build solutions include areas such as policy, regulation, pricing, asset management, technology, procurement and governance reforms, along with new infrastructure projects and programs.

As part of developing the Strategy and its recommendations, Infrastructure WA (IWA) considered a number of key elements such as:

  • the identification of strategic opportunities for the state which helped formed the 2042 vision and infrastructure outlook
  • Strategy objectives which indicated areas IWA believed to be critically important to ensure the 2042 vision met
  • identification and application of 7 cross-cutting themes and 9 sectors, with key consideration of other drivers such as resilience and demand management.

For further information please visit our page which outlines IWA’s approach to developing the Strategy. 

Key elements of the State Infrastructure Strategy