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Infrastructure Australia's 2018 Priority List for Queensland

QEAS has provided a brief explanation of Infrastructure Australia's 'Infrastructure Priority List' and has also provided a full list of Queensland Projects that are potentially in the pipeline for Federal Government funding.

High Priority Projects

Potential infrastructure solutions for which a full business case has been completed and been positively assessed by the Infrastructure Australia Board. A High Priority Project addresses a major problem or opportunity of national significance.

  1. Brisbane Metro  Brisbane - inner city public transport network capacity

Priority Projects

Potential infrastructure solutions for which a full business case has been completed and been positively assessed by the Infrastructure Australia Board. A Priority Project addresses a nationally-significant problem or opportunity.

  1. Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade Queensland Queensland north coast rail congestion.
  2. Inland Rail (Melbourne to Brisbane) - National Freight connectivity Melbourne–Brisbane.

High Priority Initiatives

Potential infrastructure solutions for which a business case has not yet been completed. A High Priority Initiative seeks to address a major problem or opportunity of national significance.

  1. Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Rocklea to Darra (remaining sections)   Brisbane–Ipswich road network capacity
  2. Cross River Rail: A rail solution to support an integrated passenger transport network in SEQ - CBD public transport capacity
  3. Port of Brisbane dedicated freight rail connection - Queensland Freight rail access to Port of Brisbane.

Priority Initiatives

Potential infrastructure solutions for which a business case has not yet been completed. A Priority Initiative seeks to address a problem or opportunity of national significance.

  1. M1 Pacific Motorway (Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill)  Brisbane-Gold Coast road network capacity
  2. Brisbane to Gold Coast transport corridor upgrades - Brisbane to Gold Coast transport capacity
  3. Gold Coast Rail Line capacity improvement (Kuraby to Beenleigh)  Brisbane-Gold Coast rail capacity
  4. M1 Pacific Motorway (Varsity Lakes to Tugun) - M1 Pacific Motorway capacity
  5. Bruce Highway Upgrade - Queensland coastal cities connectivity
  6. Cunningham Highway – Yamanto Interchange to Ebenezer Creek  Cunningham Highway – Yamanto to Ebenezer/ Amberley congestion
  7. Mount Isa–Townsville rail corridor upgrade - Mt Isa–Townsville rail capacity Medium
  8. Preserve corridor for Salisbury to Beaudesert rail connection - Future urban rail connection to Beaudesert
  9. Lower Fitzroy River water infrastructure development - Opportunity to develop industry and agriculture in Fitzroy region
  10. Gladstone Port land and sea access upgrade - Land and sea access to Port of Gladstone

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