House of Representatives Committees
House Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Inquiry into Smart Infrastructure
ThinkFuture Conference - Smart Infrastructure 2010
Terms of Reference
The Committee is to inquire into "smart infrastructure" and make recommendations on ways to maximise the potential benefits to Australian communities of embedding appropriate and relevant technologies into Australia's infrastructure, including, but not limited to, the transport, communications, energy and water sectors.
how the productivity of existing infrastructure can be improved by enhanced utilisation of, and investments in, smart infrastructure;
existing experienced of communities utlilising smart infrastructure and opportunities for more widespread and application;
how smart infrastructure applications can assist in reducing communities' greenhouse gas emissions;
the potential opportunities for and net benefits of, new investment in smart infrastructure; and
ways in which government project selection processes can be better focused to maximise future smart infrastructure opportunities.
During the course of its inquiry, the Committee should note any privacy, safety, health environmental and other issues relating to smart infrastructure that might be relevant for Australian communities.
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