2020 Infrastructure Priority List: projects across Western Australia

Monica Gameng   |   March 10, 2020

Infrastructure Australia has released its annual Infrastructure Priority List in late February and it highlighted approximately $58 billion worth of nationally significant projects and initiatives. This year’s 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.

Up next on our 2020 Infrastructure Priority List series are projects and initiatives for the state of Western Australia.

Project Status Description Timeframe
Bindoon Bypass Priority project Freight connectivity between Perth and north-west Western Australia 0 - 5 Years
Myalup-Wellington water project Priority project Opportunity to develop industry and agriculture in south-west Western Australia 0 - 5 Years
Regional and rural WA road network safety improvements High priority initiative Safety on regional and rural roads in Western Australia 0 - 5 Years
Perth water security High priority initiative Water supply and resilience for Perth 0 - 5 Year
Perth CBD to north corridor capacity High priority initiative Perth northern corridor capacity 0 - 5 Years
Mitchell and Kwinana freeways upgrade High priority initiative Perth road network capacity 0 - 10 Years
Armadale Road bridge Priority initiative Perth road network capacity 0 - 5 Years
Swan River crossing capacity Priority initiative Perth road network capacity 0 - 5 years
Perth rail network capacity Priority initiative Perth rail network capacity 0 - 5 Years
Transport connectivity between Morley and Ellenbrook Priority initiative Perth transport network capacity 10 - 15 Years
Canning Bridge crossing capacity and interchange Priority initiative Perth transport network capacity 0 - 5 Years
Great Northern Highway improvements (Broome to Kununurra) Priority initiative Road connectivity between Broome and Kununurra 0 - 5 Years
Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network improvements Priority initiative Western Australia freight network capacity 0 - 5 Years
Bunbury Outer Ring Road Priority initiative Western Australia regional freight network capacity 5 - 10 Years
Perth Airport new runway Priority initiative Perth Airport capacity 5 - 10 Years
South Coast Highway improvements (Albany to Esperance) Priority initiative Road connectivity between Albany and Esperance 5 - 10 Years
Perth container terminal capacity and land transport access Priority initiative Perth container terminal capacity 10 - 15 Years
Perth south-east corridor capacity improvements Priority initiative Perth road network capacity 0 - 15 Years
Land transport access between Karratha and Tom Price Priority initiative Road connectivity between Karratha and Tom Price 0 - 5 Years
South West Interconnected System transformation Priority initiative Provision of affordable and reliable electricity services 0 - 5 Years
Liquefied natural gas research facility Priority initiative LNG capability and innovation 0 - 5 Years
Port Hedland port capacity Priority initiative Opportunity for increased cargo imports and exports 5 - 10 years
Road access improvements for remote WA communities Priority initiative Constrained road access to remote Western Australia communities 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.

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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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