Government stimulus spending aims to minimise the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia by sustaining employment and spreading benefits across the economy. Infrastructure stimulus is likely to be a mix of individual large scale (and complex) infrastructure projects and programs of smaller projects with a broad geographical distribution. The short term success of stimulus spending will be measured by starting construction quickly to sustain employment, but long term success will inevitably be measured by the more usual criteria of achieving value for money, budget, completion date, and satisfaction of diverse stakeholder requirements.

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