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.
|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.
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Source: Infrastructure Australia
Infrastructure Australia released its annual Infrastructure Priority List in late February, which highlights approximately $58 billion worth of nationally significant projects and initiatives. The 2020 Infrastructure Priority List includes six high priority projects, 17 priority projects, 36 high priority initiatives and 88 priority initiatives as well as 37 new infrastructure proposals.
Earlier this month, Infrastructure Australia released its annual Infrastructure Priority List that shows the vital infrastructure that will help build the nation. The list currently contains 121 projects including eight high-priority projects, 10 priority projects, 29 high-priority initiatives and 74 priority initiatives.
Infrastructure Australia (IA) has released its 2021 update of the Infrastructure Priority List which showcases the Australian Government's commitment to delivering the infrastructure that the nation needs.
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