The Infrastructure Priority List 2019 has been released by Infrastructure Australia and it contains 121 vital infrastructure projects that will contribute to the growth of the nation. The list contains eight high-priority project, 10 priority projects, 29 high-priority initiatives and 74 priority initiatives.
High-priority and priority project are projects that have a full business case completed and positively assessed by the Infrastructure Australia Board, while high-priority and priority initiatives are projects that have not yet completed a full business case and are subject to a rigorous assessment.
Continuing on our Infrastructure Priority List 2019 series of posts, today we will cover the projects in Queensland included in the list.
|Brisbane Metro||High-priority project||Improve Brisbane inner-city public transport network capacity||Within 5 years|
|Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade||Priority project||Improve Queensland north coast rail congestion||Within 5 years|
|Cross River Rail: A rail solution to support an integrated passenger transport network in South East Queensland||High-priority initiative||Improve Brisbane CBD public transport capacity||Within 5 years|
|Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra (remaining sections)||High-priority initiative||Improve Brisbane to Gold Coast motorway capacity||Within 5 years|
|Port of Brisbane dedicated freight rail connection||High-priority initiative||Provide freight rail access to Port of Brisbane||Within 5 - 10 years|
|Broadbeach - Burleigh Heads public transport connectivity||Priority initiative||Improve Gold Coast public transport capacity||Within 5 years|
|Brisbane to Gold Coast transport corridor upgrades||Priority initiative||Improve Brisbane - Gold Coast transport capacity||Within 5 years|
|Gold Coast Rail Line capacity improvement (Kuraby to Beenleigh)||Priority initiative||Improve Brisbane - Gold Coast network capacity||Within 5 years|
|Centenary Motorway capacity||Priority initiative||Improve Southern Brisbane to CBD road network capacity||Within 5 years|
|Cunningham Highway - Yamanto Interchange to Ebenezer Creek||Priority initiative||Improve Cunningham Highway (Yamanto to Ebenezer / Amberley) congestion||Within 5 years|
|Warrego Highway east corridor improvements||Priority initiative||Improve connectivity between Brisbane and Toowoomba||Within 5 years|
|Bruce Highway Upgrade||Priority initiative||Improve Queensland coastal cities connectivity||Within 5 years|
|Port of Gladstone land and sea access upgrade||Priority initiative||Improve land and sea access to Port of Gladstone||Within 5 - 10 years|
|Mount Isa - Townsville rail corridor upgrade||Priority initiative||Improve Mount Isa - Townsville rail capacity||Within 5 - 10 years|
|Preserve corridor for Salisbury to Beaudesert rail connection||Priority initiative||Future urban rail connection to Beaudesert||Within 5 years|
|Lower Fitzroy River water infrastructure development||Priority initiative||Opportunity to develop industry and agriculture in Fitzroy region||Within 5 years|
*Note: Timeframes for high-priority and priority projects are expected completion of the projects whereas the timeframes for high-priority and priority initiatives are indicative of when the proposed projects will begin moving towards reality.
We have already covered the projects for New South Wales and Victoria on our previous posts which you can view here - NSW and VIC. To see the next post in our Infrastructure Priority List 2019 series, subscribe to the PlantMiner blog today.
Source: Infrastructure Australia