Infrastructure Priority List

The Infrastructure Priority List is a prioritised list of nationally significant investments. It provides decision makers with advice and guidance on specific infrastructure investments that will underpin Australia's continued prosperity.

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Current Infrastructure Priority List

The Infrastructure Priority List is a live document and is updated regularly. Each year, however, we publish a static version of the Priority List that includes summaries of the projects and initiatives included:

  • March 2018, The Infrastructure Priority List, Project and Initiative Summaries PDF: 24275 KB ReadSpeaker

Please visit Infrastructure Priority List Archive for previous versions.

The Priority List is made up of two broad groups:

  • Projects are potential infrastructure solutions for which a full business case has been completed by the proponent and positively assessed by the Infrastructure Australia Board.
  • Initiatives are potential infrastructure solutions for which a business case has not yet been completed. Initiatives are identified through a collaborative process between proponents and the Infrastructure Australia Board, using the Australian Infrastructure Audit and other data as evidence.

The investments outlined in the Priority List undergo a rigorous prioritisation process and are independently assessed by Infrastructure Australia's Board.

For more detailed information on the prioritisation process and how the Infrastructure Priority List is developed, please see the video below or consult our Assessment Framework.

Infrastructure Priority List map

In March 2018, we released an interactive map for the Infrastructure Priority List.

The map presents a detailed view of projects and initiatives, and allows you to see which infrastructure solutions from around the country have been positively evaluated.

Find out more and start using the Infrastructure Priority List interactive map.

Infrastructure Priority List map screenshot


Current business cases being evaluated by Infrastructure Australia

Updates to this table reflect the status of a business case evaluation at a point in time. This information is correct as at 06/06/2018.

LocationProposed Project & StatusDate business case accepted for evaluation
Victoria Waurn Ponds Duplication Stage 2

Evaluation underway

6 June 2018
Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2

Evaluation underway

4 April 2018
Ballarat Line Upgrade Project

Evaluation underway

15 May 2018
Queensland Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project

Evaluation underway

12 March 2018
Cunningham Highway (Yamanto to Ebenezer Creek)

Awaiting further information from proponent

31 August 2017
South Australia
Gawler Rail Line Electrification and Modernisation

Awaiting further information from proponent

22 June 2017

Infrastructure projects under delivery

There are also a number of projects that have been assessed by Infrastructure Australia and are now under delivery.

StateProject
New South Wales Moorebank Intermodal Terminal PDF: 285 KB ReadSpeaker

Bringelly Road Upgrade Stage 1 PDF: 42 KB ReadSpeaker
Bringelly Road Upgrade Stage 2 PDF: 386 KB ReadSpeaker

NorthConnex PDF: 42 KB ReadSpeaker
Victoria CityLink Tullamarine Widening Project PDF: 363 KB ReadSpeaker
Melbourne Metro Rail PDF: 392 KB ReadSpeaker
Murray Basin Rail Project PDF: 371 KB ReadSpeaker
Queensland Bruce Highway Upgrade—Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway PDF: 226 KB ReadSpeaker
Bruce Highway Upgrade—Cooroy to Curra Section C PDF: 372 KB ReadSpeaker
Bruce Highway Upgrade—Mackay Ring Road Stage 1 PDF: 344 KB ReadSpeaker
Gateway Motorway Upgrade North PDF: 39 KB ReadSpeaker
M1 Pacific Motorway—Gateway Motorway merge upgrade PDF: 204 KB ReadSpeaker
M1 Pacific Motorway—Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes PDF: 82 KB ReadSpeaker
Ipswich Motorway Rocklea to Darra stage 1c PDF: 93 KB ReadSpeaker
Western Australia Forrestfield Airport Link PDF: 209 KB ReadSpeaker
Armadale Road Upgrade PDF: 314 KB ReadSpeaker
Mitchell Freeway extension Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue PDF: 67 KB ReadSpeaker
South Australia Adelaide–Tarcoola Rail Upgrade Acceleration PDF: 292 KB ReadSpeaker
North–South Corridor (Darlington Upgrade Project) PDF: 210 KB ReadSpeaker