2020 Infrastructure Priority List: projects across Queensland

Monica Gameng   |   March 8, 2020

In late February, Infrastructure Australia released its annual Infrastructure Priority List and this year’s list highlights $58 billion worth of nationally significant projects. The 2020 Infrastructure Priority 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.

This next post on our 2020 Infrastructure Priority List series will feature projects in Queensland.

Project Status Description Timeframe
Brisbane Metro High priority project Brisbane inner-city public transport network capacity 0 - 5 Years
Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A Priority project Public transport connectivity between Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads 0 - 5 Years
Beerburrum to Nambour rail upgrade Priority project Queensland north coast rail congestion 0 - 5 Years
M1 Pacific Motorway (Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill) Priority project Motorway capacity between Brisbane and the Gold Coast 0 - 5 Years
Bruce Highway (Deception Bay Road Interchange) Priority project Road capacity at Deception Bay 0 - 5 Years
Bruce Highway (Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way) Priority project Highway capacity between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast 0 - 5 Years
Bruce Highway (Maroochydore Road Interchange) Priority project Road capacity at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast 0 - 5 Years
Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra Section D: Woondum to Curra) Priority project Highway capacity between Cooroy and Curra 0 - 5 Years
Bruce Highway (Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale) Priority project Road network capacity south of Cairns 0 - 5 Years
Peak Downs Highway Realignment (Walkerston Bypass) Priority project Freight connectivity in north-east Queensland 0 - 5 Years
Queensland National Land Transport Network maintenance High priority initiative National Land Transport Network upgrade 0 - 5 Years
Ipswich Motorway Upgrade (Rocklea to Darra - remaining sections) High priority initiative Southern Brisbane-Ipswich road network capacity 0 - 5 Years
M1 Pacific Motorway capacity (Eight Mile Plains to Tugun) High priority initiative Motorway capacity between Brisbane and the Gold Coast 0 - 5 Years
Port of Brisbane dedicated freight rail connection High priority initiative Freight rail access to Port of Brisbane 5 - 10 Years
Brisbane to Gold Coast transport corridor upgrades Priority initiative Brisbane to Gold Coast transport capacity 0 - 5 Years
Gold Coast Rail Line capacity Priority initiative Brisbane to Gold Coast rail line capacity 0 - 5 Years
Centenary Motorway capacity Priority initiative Southern Brisbane to CBD road network capacity 0 - 5 Years
Cunningham Highway (Yamanto Interchange to Ebenezer Creek) Priority initiative Cunningham Highway-Yamanto to Ebenezer/Amberley congestion 0 - 5 Years
Warrego Highway east corridor improvements Priority initiative Road connectivity between Brisbane and Toowoomba 0 - 5 Years
Bruce Highway upgrade Priority initiative Queensland coastal cities connectivity 0 - 10 Years
Mount Isa-Townsville rail corridor upgrade Priority initiative Mount Isa to Townsville rail capacity 5 - 10 Years
Port of Gladstone land and sea access upgrade Priority initiative Land and sea access to port of Gladstone 5 - 10 Years
Queensland inland road network upgrade Priority initiative Improvements for national, state and local roads in inland Queensland 5 - 10 Years
Lower Fitzroy River water infrastructure development Priority initiative Opportunity to develop industry and agriculture in Fitzroy region 0 - 5 Years
Corridor preservation for Salisbury to Beaudesert rail connection Priority initiative Future urban rail connection between Salisbury and Beaudesert 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.

On our next 2020 Infrastructure Priority List post, we will feature projects in Western Australia. Subscribe to Felix Project News today to follow this series as well as other industry news and project updates.


Source: Infrastructure Australia

Monica Gameng
As Felix'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 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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