Intermodal, Major Projects & Infrastructure, Social Governance

Priority list for infrastructure released


Infrastructure Australia has released its June 2022 Infrastructure Priority List, which focuses on ensuring efficient road, rail and renewable energy projects in regional Australia.

The Infrastructure Priority List presents the key investment opportunities for Australia’s cities and regions that should be further developed over the next 15 years.

This update highlights a need for greater focus on delivering resilient road and rail connections in regional Australia, enhancing the efficiency and connectivity of our transport networks and promoting development in northern Australia.

The June 2022 update publishes proposals at various stages of development that are not yet fully funded, including 25 new early-stage proposals (Stage 1), three new potential investment options (Stage 2) and two new investment-ready proposals (Stage 3).

The list was developed in collaboration with state and territory governments, industry and the community and draws on independent research, including the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan and 2021 Infrastructure Market Capacity report.

Key rail priorities include:

  • Regional road and rail freight corridor resilience
  • NSW Inland Rail interface improvements
  • Melbourne intermodal terminal capacity
  • South East Queensland intermodal terminal capacity