Australia/ 7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure  

7.1 Cultural infrastructure: tendencies & strategies

Public–private partnerships in the building of cultural infrastructure in Australia remain in the minority, with the establishment of infrastructure being seen as primarily the role of government.  State governments tend to be the major players in the building and maintenance of cultural infrastructure, with the Commonwealth only responsible for the establishment of national institutions, normally in the nation’s capital, Canberra, although the Commonwealth will often contribute to the cost of building new infrastructure within one of the states or territories.  Conversely, in terms of virtual infrastructure, including public broadcasting, the Commonwealth is the major player (see section

Chapter published: 27-12-2013