An annual action plan that addresses shorter-term priorities

The Capital Intentions Statement (CIS) is a five-year rolling annual plan that identifies specific major projects or programs to be undertaken as a priority in South Australia. These initiatives are:

  • limited to those submitted to Infrastructure SA for assessment by state agencies or local councils
  • generally over $50 million in value
  • contingent upon South Australian Government funding - in full or in part.

This annual assessment and its recommendations are designed to assist the State Government to prioritise infrastructure and efficiently allocate capital through the Budget process. It, therefore, doesn't include projects that are already funded in the Budget.

The 2021 CIS recommends three projects for investment decisions and a further 13 projects for business case development.

Download the 2021 Capital Intentions Statement

The 2021 publication marks the second CIS prepared by Infrastructure SA. View the 2020 Capital Intentions Statement.

Submissions are open for 2022

State agencies and other stakeholders wishing to submit a project or program for assessment and possible inclusion in the third iteration of the CIS can utilise the Infrastructure SA Initiative Registration Template. The 2022 CIS is intended to inform the preparation of the 2022/23 budget.

To assist ISA to achieve the timeframe of an early 2022 release, submissions for the CIS are requested to be received not later than Wednesday, 8 December 2021.

Submissions can include updates as a progression to infrastructure priorities that were included in the previous CIS releases, initiatives that were previously submitted but which were not sufficiently advanced at the time to be prioritised in a previous CIS, or new unfunded initiatives or projects that may already have funding but where the projected capital investment required is substantially higher than has already been allocated.  Submissions can also include potential projects that require further funding in order to complete a business case.

Proposed initiatives that were highlighted in the 2021 release as priorities, but have not substantially progressed will not be required to be re-submitted for the 2022. However, ISA require that a brief status update for these projects be provided.

For assistance, please contact David Lovell, ISA Deputy Chief Executive.

Submissions for the CIS should be provided by email.