Infrastructure Australia has released its 2020 Infrastructure Priority List receiving approval from the freight sector, including the Australian Logistics Council (ALC), the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA).
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said “The list focuses on delivering regional and urban projects to support a growing population, to meet the national freight challenge and get Australians home to their loved ones sooner and safer.”
The 2020 Infrastructure Priority List features 37 new infrastructure proposals, added since the publication of the last Priority List in February 2019. These additions support the existing proposals on the list, establishing a comprehensive roadmap of the priority investments we need over the next 15 years.
Additionally, 11 proposals on the list have been updated. Updates reflect when a proposal is taken up by new proponents, progresses to new stages, adapts to new challenges or becomes more time-critical.
The Priority List identifies a record 147 nationally significant infrastructure proposals, with 6 High Priority Projects, 17 Priority Projects, 36 High Priority Initiatives and 88 Priority Initiatives. This provides all levels of government with an evidence‑based list of infrastructure investment opportunities for the near, medium and longer term.