Infrastructure Australia has released its annual Infrastructure Priority List in late February and it highlighted approximately $58 billion worth of nationally significant projects and initiatives. This year’s list contains 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.
Up next on our 2020 Infrastructure Priority List series are projects and initiatives for the state of Western Australia.
|Bindoon Bypass||Priority project||Freight connectivity between Perth and north-west Western Australia||0 - 5 Years|
|Myalup-Wellington water project||Priority project||Opportunity to develop industry and agriculture in south-west Western Australia||0 - 5 Years|
|Regional and rural WA road network safety improvements||High priority initiative||Safety on regional and rural roads in Western Australia||0 - 5 Years|
|Perth water security||High priority initiative||Water supply and resilience for Perth||0 - 5 Year|
|Perth CBD to north corridor capacity||High priority initiative||Perth northern corridor capacity||0 - 5 Years|
|Mitchell and Kwinana freeways upgrade||High priority initiative||Perth road network capacity||0 - 10 Years|
|Armadale Road bridge||Priority initiative||Perth road network capacity||0 - 5 Years|
|Swan River crossing capacity||Priority initiative||Perth road network capacity||0 - 5 years|
|Perth rail network capacity||Priority initiative||Perth rail network capacity||0 - 5 Years|
|Transport connectivity between Morley and Ellenbrook||Priority initiative||Perth transport network capacity||10 - 15 Years|
|Canning Bridge crossing capacity and interchange||Priority initiative||Perth transport network capacity||0 - 5 Years|
|Great Northern Highway improvements (Broome to Kununurra)||Priority initiative||Road connectivity between Broome and Kununurra||0 - 5 Years|
|Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network improvements||Priority initiative||Western Australia freight network capacity||0 - 5 Years|
|Bunbury Outer Ring Road||Priority initiative||Western Australia regional freight network capacity||5 - 10 Years|
|Perth Airport new runway||Priority initiative||Perth Airport capacity||5 - 10 Years|
|South Coast Highway improvements (Albany to Esperance)||Priority initiative||Road connectivity between Albany and Esperance||5 - 10 Years|
|Perth container terminal capacity and land transport access||Priority initiative||Perth container terminal capacity||10 - 15 Years|
|Perth south-east corridor capacity improvements||Priority initiative||Perth road network capacity||0 - 15 Years|
|Land transport access between Karratha and Tom Price||Priority initiative||Road connectivity between Karratha and Tom Price||0 - 5 Years|
|South West Interconnected System transformation||Priority initiative||Provision of affordable and reliable electricity services||0 - 5 Years|
|Liquefied natural gas research facility||Priority initiative||LNG capability and innovation||0 - 5 Years|
|Port Hedland port capacity||Priority initiative||Opportunity for increased cargo imports and exports||5 - 10 years|
|Road access improvements for remote WA communities||Priority initiative||Constrained road access to remote Western Australia communities||0 - 5 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