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A city-region needs excellent infrastructure to make it an attractive place to live, work and invest in.

It helps create the right conditions for growth, minimises business costs and stimulates new housebuilding. Good transport and digital communications help connect people to jobs and opportunities.

Long-term growth

The right infrastructure in the right place is vital to long-term growth and to the challenges of extreme weather, climate change and carbon emissions. Greater Manchester's ‘green infrastructure’ - its open spaces, uplands, river valleys and nature reserves - contributes to a sustainable future.

To help address these issues and advise the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on strategic infrastructure matters, the Greater Manchester Infrastructure Advisory Group was established in June 2014. The group includes representatives from United Utilities, BT, Electricity North West, National Grid UK Gas Distribution, Environment Agency, Highways England and Transport for Greater Manchester, the Homes and Community Agency and the GMCA Planning and Housing Team.

Our free open data infrastructure map shows public and private infrastructure data and networks on a variety of different topics from transport and energy, to heritage and environmental assets.

Future investment will be based on an assessment of the existing infrastructure, and will ensure that new infrastructure contributes to housing and employment growth.