Planning, Building Capability

Planning links infrastructure needs to organisational objectives, policies and strategies.

It is during this phase of the infrastructure cycle that decisions are made as to what is to be constructed or maintained and at what cost at a portfolio, programme and project level. It frequently involves decisions having to be made between alternative choices.

Public infrastructure planning processes for the development and maintenance of infrastructure need to be strategic and focused on mandates for service delivery with a medium and long term mindset. Such processes need to balance needs for physical infrastructure with those for social infrastructure. Projects need to be prioritised in an objective and equitable manner as infrastructure and budget planning processes are interconnected and dependent on each other.

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