For Stephen Durkin, CEO of Engineers Australia, infrastructure should be at the top of the agenda after the September 7 election, with long-term infrastructure planning system essential to the future of engineering.

“Australia needs a long-term infrastructure planning system to underpin Australia’s social and economic development,” Durkin says, adding that infrastructure funding tends to come in boom-bust cycles, which has a direct impact on engineering jobs. “As infrastructure construction retracts, engineering professionals seek job security in other working environments, excluding their years…