We’re transforming linear infrastructure planning for the benefit of people and the planet
Continuum Industries’ platform Optioneer represents a significant shift in how critical, national, linear infrastructure is developed. Our AI-powered technology delivers a more detailed and comprehensive assessment of options compared to traditional methods, whilst enabling key stakeholder priorities to be considered right from the beginning.
Optioneer’s more flexible and consistent approach to option identification and assessment increases transparency and can bring NGOs, civil society and government closer to the process.
Increasing the accessibility of planning and decision making
Optioneer helps developers to identify potential corridors and routes more quickly, enabling communities to work with them on local issues much earlier in the process when options are still open.
Reflecting public expectations and environmental needs
Our platform can enable NGOs and civil society groups to identify the most important environmental and social impacts early on, so they form part of the option evaluation process. Optioneer’s flexible route assessment allows developers to take account of changing climate and public views, whilst balancing cost considerations, before finalising any option proposals.
Building and sustaining trust
Our technology increases certainty in developer and government decision-making by demonstrating a more comprehensive option analysis standard that doesn’t compromise on assessment quality or timelines. Net zero goals, energy security, wider resilience, and green growth can all be assisted by accelerated infrastructure development.
Building a new approach to linear infrastructure planning
Projects with robust early stakeholder engagement are more likely to result in mutually agreeable proposals. Continuum Industries is working with representatives from community groups, NGOs and other key external stakeholders to develop a common language and leading practice on linear infrastructure planning. That’s why we’re partnering with public engagement specialist, Sharon Darcy, to establish an independent Linear Infrastructure Planning Panel.
Social, environmental and economic metrics
The panel will consider which metrics should inform assessments for the planning of critical linear infrastructure.
The panel will seek to understand how new approaches and processes can best support communities and developers in their discussions about local impacts.
Confidence in new technological approaches
The panel will explore how to build and sustain public confidence in the use of algorithms and advanced software for linear infrastructure planning.
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