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Infrastructure Priority List 2019: projects across TAS, ACT, NT and interstate


Posted by Monica Gameng

In mid-February, Infrastructure Australia released its annual Infrastructure Priority List which shows 121 vital infrastructure projects that will help build the nation. It includes eight high-priority and 10 priority projects as well as 29 high-priority and priority initiatives.

High-priority and priority projects 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.

In this post, we will collectively cover the projects in Tasmania, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and interstate projects.

Project Status Description Delivery Timeframe
Inland Rail (Melbourne to Brisbane via inland NSW) - Interstate Priority project Freight connectivity between Melbourne and Brisbane Within 5 - 10 years
Hobart Science and Technology Precinct - Tasmania Priority project Opportunity to stimulate economic growth and productivity in Tasmania Within 5 years
Preserve corridor for East Coast High Speed Rail - Interstate High-priority initiative Future connectivity between east coast capital cities Within 5 years
Regional road network safety improvements - Interstate High-priority initiative Improve safety on regional roads Within 5 years
Remote housing overcrowding - Interstate High-priority initiative National remote housing conditions Within 5 years
National electric vehicle fast-charging network - Interstate High-priority initiative Enabling infrastructure Within 5 years
National Electricity Market (Future connectivity and reliability) - Interstate High-priority initiative Connectivity of the National Electricity Market regions Within 5 - 10 years
Network Optimisation Program: Rail - Interstate High-priority initiative Increasing rates of urban congestion across multiple corridors in Australian cities Within 5 years
Network Optimisation Program: Roads - Interstate High-priority initiative National urban road network congestion Within 5 years
National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy - Interstate High-priority initiative National strategic planning for future freight initiatives Within 5 years
National Electricity Market (Near-term optimisation) - Interstate Priority initiative Optimisation of the National Electricity Market Within 5 years
Advanced Train Management System implementation on the interstate rail network - Interstate Priority initiative Rail freight capacity constraint on ARTC network Within 5 years
Connect gas suppliers to eastern gas markets - Interstate Priority initiative Constrained East Coast gas supply Within 5 years
Derwent River crossing capacity - Tasmania Priority initiative Improve Tasmania Derwent River crossing capacity Within 5 - 10 years
Burnie to Hobart freight corridor improvement - Tasmania Priority initiative Tasmania freight network planning Within 5 - 10 years
Tasmanian irrigation schemes (Tranche 3) - Tasmania Priority initiative Opportunity to develop industry and agriculture in Tasmania Within 5 - 10 years
Tasmanian sewerage infrastructure upgrades - Tasmania Priority initiative Tasmanian wastewater treatment environment compliance Within 5 years
Canberra public transport improvements - ACT Priority initiative Canberra public transport capacity Within 5 - 10 years
Canberra CBD to north corridor - ACT Priority initiative Improve Canberra to north transport corridor congestion Within 5 - 10 years
Upgrade Tanami Road - Northern Territory Priority initiative Constrained access to the Tanami region Within 5 years
Provision of enabling infrastructure and essential services to remote NT communities (Wadeye, Tiwi Islands, Jabiru) - Northern Territory Priority initiative Improve/provide infrastructure services for remote NT communities Within 5 years
Darwin region water supply infrastructure upgrades - Northern Territory Priority initiative Improve Darwin water supply security Within 5 - 10 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.

In the past weeks, we have covered in a series of posts the projects across the different Australian states included in Infrastructure Australia's 2019 Infrastructure Priority List and you can view them posts here - NSW, VIC, QLD, WA and SA.

What are your thoughts on the projects included in the Infrastructure Priority List 2019? Let us know in the comments section below.

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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.