Responding to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland’s report to government, Hannah Smith, Director of Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland, said:
“The Commission’s findings signal a step-change in how we value our infrastructure – one we hope government will embrace. To create places fit for 21st-century living, it’s important to recognise that projects of all sizes must go beyond just delivering economically; our infrastructure must work for the public good.
“Scotland faces some big challenges, including, crucially, the need to decarbonise and build a net-zero economy. We’re encouraged the Commission, as we’ve done previously, are calling on government to recognise natural infrastructure in its future-planning.
“Now, we need policy-makers to step up and deliver on these ambitions, working with industry to ensure the right landscape is in place to deliver the infrastructure that will shape Scotland’s future.”