Victorian major infrastructure projects make up a complex sector that receives billions of taxpayer dollars each year. The 2022-23 Victorian State Budget committed $3.5 billion to public transport services and infrastructure. These major projects are under pressure to complete constructions and provide essential buildings and services for Victorians.
The Victorian community expects major infrastructure projects to be managed with integrity to ensure public funds are handled appropriately, and to minimise the risks of corruption.
In May 2022, an online survey was undertaken with 3,000 Victorians aged 18 years or over. The survey sample was sourced via an accredited online research panel. Survey quotas were placed on age, gender, and location.
The findings from the 2022 survey have been compared with the IBAC survey of the Victorian community undertaken in 2016. It is important to note that while some questions were retained, the questionnaire structure was updated in 2022, meaning results may not be directly comparable.
In May 2022, a variety of communication channels were used to promote an online survey to Victorian government business suppliers. IBAC sought assistance from the Department of Treasury and Finance and Health Share Victoria to email a survey link to all registered suppliers on their respective databases.
In August 2022, a variety of communication channels were used to promote an online survey to employees working within Victoria Police. The survey was open to sworn police officers, protective services officers, and public servants employed at Victoria Police. In total, 1,001 Victoria Police employees completed most of the survey between 12 August – 1 September 2022.
In May 2022, a variety of communication channels were used to promote an online survey to employees working in local government. Direct communications were sent to all 79 Victorian local councils. Senior leaders were requested to share the link and encourage their staff to participate. In total, 2,471 Victorian local government employees completed a survey between 5-27 May 2022.