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2020 Infrastructure Priority List: projects across Victoria


Posted by Monica Gameng

Infrastructure Australia has released its annual Infrastructure Priority List in late February and it highlights about $58 billion worth of infrastructure projects that hold national significance. This year’s list includes six high priority projects, 17 priority projects, 36 high priority initiatives and 88 priority initiatives as well as 37 new infrastructure proposals.

High priority and priority projects are advanced proposals that already have a full business case and have been assessed by Infrastructure Australia as capable of addressing a nationally significant problem or opportunity.

On the other hand, high priority and priority initiatives are projects that have been determined by Infrastructure Australia to have potential to address a nationally significant problem or opportunity.

Continuing our 2020 Infrastructure Priority List series of posts will be the projects in Victoria included in the list.

Project Status Description Timeframe
M80 Ring Road upgrade High priority project Melbourne M80 Western Ring Road congestion 0 - 5 Years
North East Link High priority project Connectivity between M80 and M3 in outer north-east Melbourne 5 - 10 Years
Eastern Freeway and CityLink connection High priority initiative Connectivity between Melbourne's Eastern Freeway and CityLink 0 - 5 Years
Melbourne rail network capacity High priority initiative Melbourne rail network capacity 5 - 10 Years
Corridor preservation for Melbourne Outer Metropolitan Ring Road/E6 High priority initiative Future connectivity between Melbourne outer south-west and outer north 0 - 5 Years
Cycling access to Melbourne CBD Priority initiative Cycling access to Melbourne CBD 0 - 5 Years
Melbourne level crossings removal Priority initiative Melbourne road network congestion 0 - 5 Years
Frankston public transport connectivity Priority initiative Public transport connectivity to Frankston 0 - 5 Years
Melbourne Airport to the CBD public transport capacity Priority initiative Public transport access to Melbourne Airport 5 - 10 Years
Melton Rail Line upgrade Priority initiative Melbourne rail network capacity 5 - 10 Years
Public transport access to Fishermans Bend Priority initiative Connectivity between Fishermans Bend growth area and Melbourne CBD 5 - 10 years
Cranbourne Line capacity Priority initiative Melbourne rail network capacity 5 - 10 Years
Hurstbridge Line capacity Priority initiative Melbourne rail network capacity 5 - 10 Years
Melbourne outer northern suburbs to CBD capacity upgrade Priority initiative Melbourne outer northern suburbs access to CBD 10 - 15 Years
Melbourne Airport third runway Priority initiative Melbourne aviation capacity 0 - 5 Years
Melbourne container terminal capacity and land transport access Priority initiative Melbourne container terminal capacity 0 - 15 Years
Melbourne-Geelong rail capacity enhancement Priority initiative Rail connectivity between Melbourne and Geelong 10 - 15 Years

*Note: Timeframes for projects are indicative of estimated time the project is likely to be delivered or completed, while timeframes for initiatives indicate the time the proposed projects are likely to become nationally significant.

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Source: Infrastructure Australia

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.