The Commonwealth Investment Framework has been developed to support the Australian Government in ensuring realisation of the benefit of investments that utilise the Commonwealth balance sheet for Australian citizens, businesses and communities.
There are many examples of this type of investment across the Commonwealth including: the National Broadband Network, Inland Rail, the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, Regional Investment Corporation, National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation, Underwriting New Generation Investments program, the Future Fund, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Snowy 2.0 and the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific.
The Framework includes a Resource Management Guide (RMG) and a Toolkit of practical guidance materials and supporting resources. It brings together policy and best practice guidance related to the development of proposals for major Commonwealth investments and the management of these investments over their lifecycle.
The Framework is intended to support agencies to develop and deliver non-grant investments to support the Government’s policy agenda.