The Infrastructure Capacity Study provides a baseline of the Island’s existing and planned infrastructure, from waste, water and electricity, to public services and telecommunication and transport networks and considers what additional or enhanced infrastructure will be required to support how future demands may affect the island.
More specifically, the Study:
• assesses existing infrastructure provision, its current capacity, and expected lifespan;
• identifies planned/known enhancement of the capacity of existing or new infrastructure;
• considers the impacts of relevant external drivers and mega trends, including technological developments, demand management etc.;
• establishes, in the form of an Infrastructure Delivery Schedule, what infrastructure is required, when, and who will be responsible to deliver it.
The Infrastructure Capacity Study will be used to inform the development of infrastructure projects and programmes, and more detailed infrastructure plans for specific types of infrastructure. It may also be used as a basis of future scenario and foresight planning for the island, informing short and long-term strategic policymaking and understanding the costs and consequences for our economy and wider society of any proposed scenarios.
The information included in the Infrastructure Capacity Study is based on desk-based assessment undertaken throughout 2020 and draws on several sources.