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Infrastructure Priority List 2019: projects across Victoria


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Posted by Monica Gameng

Infrastructure Australia has recently released the 2019 Infrastructure Priority List which includes up to 121 vital infrastructure projects that could help build the nation. The list includes eight high-priority and 10 priority projects as well as 29 high-priority and 74 priority initiatives covering each State.

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.

This post will cover the projects in Victoria included in the infrastructure Priority List 2019.

Project Status Description Delivery Timeframe
M80 Ring Road upgrade High-priority project Improve Melbourne M80 Western Ring Road congestion Within 5 years
Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 High-priority project Improve Melbourne south-east and outer south-east congestion Within 5 years
North East Link High-priority project Improve connectivity between M80 and M3 on outer south-east Melbourne Within 5 - 10 years
Ballarat Line Upgrade Priority project Improving capacity and reliability of public transport between Melbourne's outer west and CBD Within 5 years
Improve the connection between Eastern Freeway and CityLink High-priority initiative

Connectivity between Melbourne's Eastern Freeway and CityLink

Within 5 years
Melbourne rail network capacity High-priority initiative Improve Melbourne rail network capacity Within 5 - 10 years
Preserve corridor for Melbourne Outer Metropolitan Ring Road/E6 High-priority initiative Future connectivity between Melbourne outer south-west and outer north Within 5 years
Melbourne level crossings removal Priority initiative Improve Melbourne urban road network congestion Within 5 years
Public transport access to Fishermans Bend Priority initiative Improve connection between Fishermans Bend growth area and Melbourne CBD Within 5 - 10 years
Cranbourne Line capacity Priority initiative Improve Melbourne rail network capacity Within 5 - 10 years
Hurstbridge Line capacity Priority initiative Improve Melbourne rail network capacity Within 5 - 10 years
Melton Rail Line upgrade Priority initiative Improve Melbourne outer western suburbs access to CBD Within 5 - 10 years
Melbourne Airport to the CBD public transport capacity Priority initiative Improve access to Melbourne Airport Within 5 - 10 years
Melbourne outer northern suburbs to CBD capacity upgrade Priority initiative Improve Melbourne outer northern suburbs access to CBD Within 10 - 15 years
Melbourne Airport third runway Priority initiative Improve Melbourne aviation capacity Within 5 years
Melbourne container terminal capacity and land transport access Priority initiative Improve Melbourne container terminal capacity Within 10 - 15 years
Melbourne - Geelong rail capacity enhancement Priority initiative Improve Melbourne - Geelong rail capacity Within 10 - 15 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 also covered on a previous post the projects for New South Wales included in the Infrastructure Priority List. You can read more about it here.

Let us know your thoughts on these Victorian infrastructure projects included in Infrastructure Australia's 2019 list of vital projects by writing 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.