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Valuation of Road Infrastructure Assets in Australia and New Zealand
This report examines current practices by State road agencies in Australia and by Transit New Zealand in valuation of road infrastructure assets. Areas of consistency and inconsistency are identified. The report focuses on the potential for…
Implications for the Road Transport Sector of Tax Reform
The Federal Government's tax reform package (A New Tax System - ANTS) involves however a range of changes in the taxation of goods and services, especially transport fuel, the nature of social security and the level of income tax paid by individuals.…
Implications for the Road Transport Sector of Potential Tax Reform
The Government's plans for modernisation of the taxation system within Australia have fuelled public debate on the need and shape of this reform. A broad based consumption tax, a GST (Goods and Services Tax) has been proposed. The Government's tax…
New Analysis Techniques for Multi-Criteria Evaluation
This Report considers new analysis techniques, using advanced mathematical programming, to evaluate highway investment strategies based on criteria that are wider than simply economic efficiency. This report: Investigates the mathematical technique…
Economic Effects of Infrastructure
This report enables Austroads to effectively position the debate in identifying and assessing the macroeconomic affects of investment in road infrastructure. The report also provides a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model for use by Austroads…
Value of Travel Time Savings
This report outlines the agreed national values of travel time for different classes of road users determined as part of an Austroads project. These values will provide input to the economic evaluation of road projects and programs at all levels of…
Capitalisation of Infrastructure
Governments are moving away from the traditional cash accounting framework to adopting accrual accounting, the method of accounting used in the private sector. This will require the capitalisation of the road infrastructure, which is an area of…
Review and Enhancement of Vehicle Operating Cost Models - Assessment of Existing Models
In response to a concern that road evaluation models utilised by Australian road authorities were yielding inconsistent and inaccurate estimates of road user benefits, Austroads surveyed and assessed evaluation models currently in use. Information…
Cost of Personal Travel
This report informs both members of the public and transport planners of the full costs of travel to enable them to make rational choices about the use of travel modes - rail, road, bus and tram. The report provides indicative estimates of the cost…