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.
|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.
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Source: Infrastructure Australia