Infrastructure Priority List

In addition to our work conducting Audits and developing Infrastructure Plans, Infrastructure Australia (IA) has responsibility under the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 to evaluate infrastructure proposals and develop the Infrastructure Priority List.

This is a rigorous prioritisation process that ensures the Infrastructure Priority List is a credible pipeline of qualified potential infrastructure solutions. Information on the prioritisation process is available here.

IA does not make decisions about funding projects. We independently assess initiatives and project proposals that are submitted to us by governments and private sector proponents.

The Infrastructure Priority List is updated regularly and is made up of two broad groups—Projects and Initiatives.

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

Initiatives and Projects which address major problems or opportunities of national significance are classified as high priority.

Current Infrastructure Priority List

Infrastructure Priority List table, May 2016 PDF: 160 KB ReadSpeaker

Recent Infrastructure Priority Lists

Infrastructure Priority List table, February 2016 PDF: 654 KB ReadSpeaker

The Infrastructure Priority List, Project and Initiative Summaries, February PDF: 2276 KB ReadSpeaker

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 Bringelly Road Upgrade Stage 1 PDF: 42 KB ReadSpeaker
Moorebank Intermodal Terminal PDF: 84 KB ReadSpeaker
NorthConnex PDF: 42 KB ReadSpeaker
Queensland Gateway Motorway Upgrade North PDF: 39 KB ReadSpeaker
Western Australia Mitchell Freeway extension Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue PDF: 67 KB ReadSpeaker

Current Business Cases being assessed by Infrastructure Australia

This list is limited to proposed projects which are listed as Initiatives in the Infrastructure Priority List.

LocationProposed Project
New South Wales Maldon to Dombarton Rail Link
Victoria  Murray Basin Rail Project
Western Distributor
Melbourne Metro
 Queensland  Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra Section C
M1 Pacific Motorway—Gateway Motorway merge upgrade
Bruce Highway Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway
Western Australia   Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link
Tonkin Highway Collier Road to Great Eastern Highway
Swan Valley Bypass Enhancements
Armadale Road
Northern Territory Tanami Road

Status of previously assessed projects

YearProject AssessedStatus
2016 Mitchell Freeway (Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue) Under construction
2016 WestConnex On May 2016 IPL as High Priority Project. Stages 1 and 2 under construction
2016 M4 Motorway On May 2016 IPL as High Priority Project
2016 Inland Rail On May 2016 IPL as Priority Project
2015 Bringelly Road Upgrade Stage 1 Under construction
2015 Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Under construction
2015 NorthConnex Under construction
2015 CityLink-Tullamarine Widening Project On 2016 IPL as High Priority Project. Contracts for construction closed on 5 February 2016.
2015 Main Road, St Albans Level Crossing Removal Not placed on IPL; under construction
2015 Princes Highway West Duplication Not placed on IPL; under construction
2015 Gateway Motorway Upgrade North Under construction
2015 Strzelecki Track On 2016 IPL as Initiative
2015 Perth Freight Link On 2016 IPL as High Priority Project
2015 Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche Two On 2016 IPL as Initiative
2014 WestConnex Re-assessed in 2016
2014 CityLink Tullamarine widening project Re-assessed in 2015
2013 F3 Widening Tuggerah to Doyalson Construction is expected to commence in late 2016.
2013 M80 Remaining sections on 2016 IPL as Initiative
2013 Melbourne Metro Revised business case submitted to IA in 2016
2013 National Managed Motorways High St to Warrigal Rd Construction completed in 2015
2013 National Managed Motorways Warrigal Rd to Clyde Rd Business case re-submitted as part of the Western Distributor business case; currently under assessment
2013 Brisbane Transit Ways Not re-submitted for consideration in 2016 IPL
2013 Ipswich Motorway Rocklea to Darra Business case re-submitted and under assessment. High Priority Initiative on 2016 IPL.
2013 Brisbane Cross River Rail Revised business case expected to be submitted to IA in 2016. High Priority Initiative on 2016 IPL.
2013 Great Northern Highway Muchea to Wubin Brief Construction is expected to commence in 2016.
2013 Leach Highway Fremantle Upgrade Superseded by Perth Freight Link, which is a High Priority Project on 2016 IPL
2013 North West Coastal Highway Brief Under construction
2013 East West Bus Corridor Superseded by AdeLINK Tram proposal, which is an Initiative on the 2016 IPL.
2013 Northern Connector Under construction
2013 Tanami Road Revised business case under assessment. Initiative on 2016 IPL.
2012 Pacific Highway Corridor Upgrade Remaining sections on 2016 IPL as Initiative
2012 Cross River Rail Re-assessed in 2013
2012 Managed Motorways Victoria Projects Re-assessed in 2013
2012 Melbourne Metro Re-assessed in 2013
2011 Cross River Rail Re-assessed in 2012
2011 Eastern Busway Re-assessed as Brisbane TransitWays in 2013
2011 National managed motorways Individual proposals assessed separately
2011 Oakajee Not re-submitted for consideration in 2016 IPL
2011 Adelaide Rail Freight Goodwood Torrens Goodwood Junction complete; construction for Torrens Junction expected to commence in 2016
2011 Darwin Port Not re-submitted for consideration in 2016 IPL
2011 Majura Parkway Under construction

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