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:

  • February 2019, Infrastructure Priority List, Project and Initiative Summaries PDF: 12560 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 solution to a defined problem or opportunity for which a full business case has been completed by the proponent and positively assessed by Infrastructure Australia.
  • Initiatives are potential infrastructure problems or ‘early stage’ solutions for which a business case has not yet been completed. Initiatives are identified through a collaborative process between proponents and Infrastructure Australia, using the 2015 Australian Infrastructure Audit and other data as evidence of infrastructure needs.

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

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

Explore the 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 08/04/2019.

LocationProposed Project & StatusDate business case accepted for evaluation
New South Wales Nowra Bridge Project

Evaluation Underway

20 March 2019
Victoria North East Rail Line

Evaluation Underway

8 March 2019
Queensland Bruce Highway, Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way

Evaluation Underway

5 April 2019
Bruce Highway, Edmonton to Gordonvale

Awaiting information from proponent

7 March 2019
Bruce Highway, Deception Bay Road Interchange Upgrade

Evaluation Underway

7 March 2019
Bruce Highway, Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade

Evaluation Underway

7 March 2019
Bruce Highway, Cooroy to Curra—Section D

Awaiting information from proponent

25 February 2019
Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 3A—Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads)

Awaiting information from proponent

15 February 2019
M1 Pacific Motorway—Varsity Lakes to Tugun

Evaluation Underway

15 January 2019
M1 Pacific Motorway—Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill

Evaluation Underway

9 January 2019
Western Australia Bindoon Bypass

Evaluation Underway

29 March 2019
Tasmania Northern Transformation Program

Evaluation Underway

31 January 2019
Derwent River Crossing Capacity

Evaluation Underway

5 December 2018

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 North East Link PDF: 509 KB ReadSpeaker
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