Fri 17 Mar 2017

Top 100 infrastructure proposals affirmed in latest IA report:

Roads and transport projects dominate the latest list of national infrastructure priorities and proposals released by Infrastructure Australia (IA).

IA has identified 100 projects and initiatives as national priorities in a newly revised Infrastructure Priority List, released last month. The Infrastructure Priority List is the authoritative list of nationally-significant infrastructure investments Australia needs over the next 15 years. Based on data from the Australian Infrastructure Audit and extensive consultation with State and Territory Governments, the Priority List provides independent, evidence-based advice on the projects that will most benefit Australian communities.

The newly revised List includes seven High Priority and 11 Priority Projects, and the highest ever number of projects with approved business cases.

On the roads and transport front, IA has added the Northern Road Upgrade in the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area to the Priority List. After the Infrastructure Australia Board’s recent approval of the business cases for Western Sydney Airport and Stage 2 of the Bringelly Road Upgrade, it says the addition of this project is another important step in harnessing the expected population and employment growth in Western Sydney.

In Queensland, upgrades to the Cooroy to Curra and Mackay Ring Road sections of the Bruce Highway are also now listed as Priority Projects.

The updated Priority List includes 25 High Priority Initiatives and 57 Priority Initiatives. These are proposals that have been identified to potentially address a nationally-significant problem, but require further development. New High Priority Initiatives on the List include mass transit options for Parramatta to Sydney CBD (NSW) and the remaining sections of Ipswich Motorway Rocklea-Darra (QLD). The redevelopment of Sydney’s Central Station (NSW) and Brisbane to Gold Coast Transport Corridor Upgrades (QLD) are also listed as Priority Initiatives.

Click here to view the latest list.