Building our future: delivering the right infrastructure for a growing nation

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing a record $100 billion over 10 years from 2019–20 through its rolling infrastructure plan to help manage our growing population, meet our national freight challenge and get Australians home sooner and safer. This includes an additional $23 billion of new funding in the 2019–20 Budget for projects and initiatives that will benefit every state and territory and provide local job opportunities.

Our investment builds on generation-defining projects already underway, including the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, the Inland Rail and the long-overdue Melbourne Airport Rail link. Since 2013–14 we have committed over $145 billion to new and upgraded road and rail projects across Australia, creating more than 50,000 direct and indirect jobs.

The 2019–20 Budget sees additional funding for major projects in every state and territory including: $2 billion for fast rail between Melbourne and Geelong in Victoria; $1.6 billion for the M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace in New South Wales; $800 million for Queensland's Gateway Motorway (Bracken Ridge to Pine River); $140 million for the Albany Ring Road in Western Australia; $60 million for Tiwi Island roads in the Northern Territory; $1.5 billion towards the remaining sections of the North-South Corridor in South Australia; $68 million for Tranche 3 of the Tasmanian Freight Revitalisation Program in Tasmania; and a $30 million investment to upgrade the Kings Highway corridor, improving access between the Australian Capital Territory and NSW.

New funding and investment models will generate economic opportunities outside the largest capitals, including through the first Regional Deals for Barkly, Hinkler and Albury-Wodonga; upgrading our regional airports; and delivering the next round of the Building Better Regions Fund and Stronger Communities Programme.

Busting congestion in our cities

Estimates put the cost of congestion in Australia's capital cities at $25 billion per year, projected to reach $40 billion by 2030. We want to ensure people spend less time stuck in traffic and more time productively at work or at home with their families and loved ones.

This is why we are committing an additional $3 billion to increase the Urban Congestion Fund to $4 billion for projects that will directly tackle local traffic bottlenecks. As part of this initiative, the Government is also providing $500 million for a Commuter Car Park Fund to make rail networks more accessible and take cars off the road.

We are also recognising Australia's fastest-growing population centre by committing up to $1.14 billion to upgrade suburban arterial roads in south-eastern and northern Melbourne. The Suburban Roads Upgrades will reduce congestion and increase the safety and reliability of the suburban road network across Melbourne's southeast and north.

The Government will again provide significant investment in rail infrastructure. Through our investment in fast rail, we are targeting key corridors to allow people to live in regional centres while enjoying the benefits of our capital cities.

We are investing $2 billion to deliver fast rail between Melbourne and Geelong and a further $700 million to improve services through to Waurn Ponds in suburban Geelong, bringing our total commitment for stage 2 and 3 upgrades to $750 million. A further $40 million will be invested in five fast rail business cases on corridors between Sydney and Wollongong, Sydney and Parkes (via Bathurst and Orange), Melbourne and Albury-Wodonga, Melbourne and Traralgon, and Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

We have committed funding of $3.5 billion to improve rail services in Western Sydney through the Western Sydney North South Rail Link package, to ensure that the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has a rail connection by the time it opens for business in 2026.

Across the nation, City Deals are leveraging a Federal Liberal and Nationals Government commitment of more than $5.7 billion to support productive and liveable cities through a partnership approach with state, territory and local governments. This Budget includes additional funding commitments to City Deals, bringing the Government's contribution to $183.8 million for the Geelong City Deal and $174 million for the Adelaide City Deal.

Connecting our regions

The 2019–20 Budget commits an additional $1 billion to the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative bringing it to $4.5 billion, helping connect regional businesses to local and international markets, and better connecting regional communities. Through this initiative, we are investing in over 25 key freight corridors (including feeder roads critical to the productivity of the corridor) to more efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to our ports, airports and other transport hubs. This investment is part of the Australian Government's contribution to the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy and Action Plan.

We are also increasing our investment to improve vital national networks across the nation including $1 billion for the Princes Highway, $400 million for the Newell Highway in New South Wales, as well as funding for regional roads such as $287.2 million to build the Cairns Ring Road in Queensland, $360 million to complete the duplication of the Western Highway between Ararat and Stawell in Victoria and $259.8 million for the South Australian Rural Roads Package.

In addition to regional roads and rail initiatives, we are committing $100 million to upgrade regional airports. These airports are vital for our regions, ensuring access to emergency services and providing a link to domestic and international markets and employment opportunities. The Regional Airports Program will ensure airport facilities meet the needs of communities and local industry now and into the future.

More life-saving investment in safer roads

Road crashes cost the national economy about $30 billion a year, but this figure is far outstripped by the immeasurable suffering of families impacted by road deaths. To help address the epidemic of deaths and serious injuries on our roads, we are establishing a new Office of Road Safety to support greater leadership by the Australian Government in road safety. The Office of Road Safety will be backed by dedicated new funding including the $4 million Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund and the $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund.

Road safety is everyone's responsibility but all levels of Government have a key role to play in delivering safer roads and vehicles. That is why the Australian Government will deliver an additional $2.2 billion in road safety funding from 2019–20 through the Local and State Government Road Safety Package. This includes a further $550 million for the successful Black Spot Program, which targets safety issues on urban and regional roads to reduce serious crashes in these locations by an average of 30 per cent. There is also an additional $275 million for the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program and $275 million for the Bridges Renewal Program.

As the name suggests, the Local and State Government Road Safety Package is focused on improving local roads, with $1.1 billion being provided directly to councils under the Roads to Recovery Program to support vital road maintenance by local governments. This funding will allow local governments to invest in the safety and quality of local roads, especially on local country roads where there is a disproportionate number of deaths and serious accidents. This will also help free up local governments' Financial Assistance Grant funding to be used on other local priorities.

We are also providing $2.6 million to the Australian Road Research Board to make professional expertise more readily available to local governments, helping them better understand and assess their road assets. An additional $6 million will be provided to Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiatives, funding more projects to improve the safety of heavy vehicles on our roads.

We are also taking practical measures to directly support Australia's newest drivers. An additional $8 million will continue the successful Keys2drive program until 2023, allowing the program to continue to focus on improving its reach into regional areas. This funding bolsters other road safety-related measures, including our $6.64 million commitment to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) to 2022–23.

Supporting freight productivity

Australia's freight system is critical to our economy and way of life. However, the current system is coming under increasing strain with freight volumes expected to nearly double over the next 20 years coupled with significant changes to the nature of the freight task. To help position Australia to meet this challenge, the Australian Government is working across all tiers of government and with industry to deliver a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy and Action Plan. This will provide an integrated, 20-year vision, coordinating actions to drive real improvements to freight productivity in Australia.

The Strategy extends beyond investment to include regulatory, planning and supply chain reforms necessary to drive the long term improvements needed for Australian businesses to remain globally competitive and make sure the aspirations of the Australian community are met.

In further support of these initiatives, we are committing $8.5 million to settle the design of a National Freight Data Hub in response to industry calls for better freight data availability and sharing. This includes arrangements for data collection, protection, dissemination and hosting, and the establishment of the freight data exchange pilot to allow access to freight data in real time.

Through the 2019–20 Budget we are also contributing $8 million for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to work with local governments to improve road access for heavy vehicles, such as farming and construction machinery.

Further, we are committing $44 million to the Supporting National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities—Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program to enhance the benefits of Inland Rail for regional Australia and the national freight network. In addition, we have committed up to $20 million to jointly fund two business cases for intermodal terminals in Melbourne and Brisbane capable of supporting the Inland Rail.

Backing our regions through continued investment

The 2019–20 Budget continues to build a strong regional Australia through extensions to community grants programs that invest directly in economic and social infrastructure that creates jobs and builds stronger regional communities.

The Government has allocated a further $200 million towards a fourth round of the Building Better Regions Fund, bringing the total commitment for this program to $841.6 million from 2017–18 to 2022–23. This highly successful fund supports regional and remote communities by funding investment-ready infrastructure projects that create jobs and drive economic growth.

The Budget also continues to back our regions with $22.7 million to deliver a fifth round of the Stronger Communities Programme, bringing the total commitment to $103.9 million between
2015–16 and 2019–20. The programme will continue offering grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities.

To support Regional Deals, the Government is providing additional funding towards a $172.9 million Hinkler Regional Deal, $45.4 million commitment to support the Barkly Regional Deal and an initial $3.2 million to kick-start the Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal. These regional deals place a shared vision for communities at the centre of policy development by bringing together all levels of government, the private sector and other partners to improve the productivity and liveability of our regions while also responding to local needs and priorities.

This Government is delivering more jobs to our regions through our common-sense decentralisation agenda, further boosting local economies and placing services in the heart of the regions they serve. We have identified positions from an additional six agencies amounting to 191 jobs to be established or relocated, including from the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities; the Australian Financial Security Authority; Comcare; and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet's Indigenous Affairs Group and Indigenous Business Australia.

These initiatives will deliver local jobs to Orange, Darwin, Launceston, Alice Springs, Coffs Harbour and Hobart, among other locations, including the recently announced new offices for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. This brings the total number of jobs relocated from Canberra, central Sydney and central Melbourne to more than 1,700 since 2013.

Highlights by state and territory


  • Second round of Urban Congestion Fund (including Commuter Car Parking Fund): $3 billion
  • Roads of Strategic Importance: additional $1 billion
  • Princes Highway (New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia): $1 billion
  • Local and State Government Road Safety Package: $2.2 billion
  • National Faster Rail Agency: $14.5 million

New South Wales

  • M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace: $1.6 billion
  • M12 Motorway (additional funding): $405 million
  • Newell Highway Upgrades: $400 million
  • Hawkesbury River Third Crossing: $200 million
  • Pooncarie Road to Menindee: $12.5 million
  • Western Sydney North South Rail Link Stage 1: $3.5 billion


  • Fast Rail Program (Geelong to Melbourne): $2 billion
  • Suburban Roads Upgrades (South Eastern Roads and Northern Roads): $1.14 billion
  • South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Rail Upgrade—Stages 2 and 3: $700 million
  • Western Highway—Complete the duplication Between Ballarat and Stawell: $360 million
  • Sealing roads in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds: $300 million
  • Goulburn Valley Highway—Shepparton Bypass Stage 1: $208 million
  • Wellington Road Duplication: $110 million


  • Gateway Motorway—Bracken Ridge to Pine River: $800 million
  • M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade Program, including Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway: $500 million
  • Warrego Highway (additional funding): $320 million
  • Cairns Ring Road: $287.2 million
  • Gladstone Port Access Road Extension: $100 million

Western Australia

  • Tonkin Highway (Additional funding): $348.5 million
  • Oats Street/Welshpool Road/Mint Street Level Crossing Removal: $207.5 million
  • Albany Ring Road: $140 million
  • Fremantle Traffic Bridge (Swan River Crossing): $115 million
  • Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3): $122 million

South Australia

  • North-South Corridor: $1.5 billion
  • South Australian Rural Roads Package: $259.8 million


  • Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program—Tranche 3: $68 million

Australian Capital Territory

  • Kings Highway Corridor: $30 million
  • William Slim Drive duplication: $20 million

Northern Territory

  • Barkly Regional Deal: $45.4 million
  • Roads of Strategic Importance: $492.3 million
  • Tiwi Islands Roads Upgrades: $60 million

Budget 2019–20: Key Projects

Australian Government funding for projects is typically provided on the basis of a contribution of up to 80 per cent of the total cost in regional areas and up to 50 per cent of the total cost in urban areas. The remainder is to be provided by state and territory governments, local governments and/or the private sector.

New South Wales—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from
Appin Road
  • Upgrade of Appin Road between Rosemeadow and Appin.
17.19 50.00 Wollondilly
Badgally Road
  • Stage 1 duplication of Badgally Road between Eagle Vale Drive and Blaxland Road.
5.12 5.76 Campbelltown
Barton Highway Upgrade Package
  • Upgrade of the Barton Highway.
27.00 50.00 Yass Valley
Cessnock Road—Testers Hollow
  • Upgrade Cessnock Road.
2.00 15.00 Maitland
Coffs Harbour Bypass
  • Construction of the Coffs Harbour Bypass.
25.00 971.00 Coffs Harbour
Dobell Roads Upgrade Package
  • Various road upgrades including at Hutton Road, Audie Parade, Blenheim Avenue and Wattle Tree Road.
3.02 10.12 Central Coast
Dunns Road
  • Sealing of Dunns Road.
2.50 2.50 Wagga Wagga
Eurobodalla Roads Upgrade Package
  • Various road and intersection upgrades.
2.85 9.00 Eurobodalla
Far North Collector Road Network, Nowra
  • Connecting Illaroo Road in North Nowra to Moss Vale Road.
1.60 13.80 Nowra
Great Western Highway (Katoomba to Lithgow)
  • A package of priority safety upgrades on the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow.
4.10 173.53 Katoomba to Lithgow
General Holmes Drive—Level Crossing Grade Separation
  • Removal of the General Holmes Drive rail level crossing and construction of twin rail bridges and a new road underpass.
2.00 40.00 Sydney
Hawkesbury River Third Crossing*
  • Construction of a new bridge over the Hawkesbury River between Richmond and North Richmond.
- 200.00 Hawkesbury
Jane Street and Mulgoa Road Infrastructure Upgrade
  • Upgrade of Jane Street, Mulgoa Road and High Street, Penrith.
10.67 35.00 Penrith
Lanyon Drive/Tompsitt Drive Intersection
  • Signalise intersection of Lanyon Drive and Tompsitt Drive.
0.90 6.00 Queanbeyan-Palerang
M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace*
  • A dual carriageway extension of the M1 motorway, bypassing Hexham and Heatherbrae.
- 1,600.00 Newcastle
M1 Productivity Package
  • Capacity improvements to three sections of the M1 Pacific Motorway.
36.37 195.80 Central Coast
M5 Belmore Road Ramps
  • Construction of east-facing ramps from Belmore Road to the M5 Motorway.
0.90 23.60 Sydney
M12 Motorway—additional funding*
  • Construct the new M12 Motorway, which will provide direct access to the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. (Refer also separate funding under Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan).
25.00 405.00 Western Sydney
Macquarie Park Transport Interchange
  • Upgrade of Macquarie Park Transport Interchange.
10.00 80.00 Macquarie Park
Major Project Business Case Fund—NSW
  • Sydney to Wollongong Fast Rail Business Case*
  • Sydney to Parkes Fast Rail Business Case*
  • New Line Road*
  • Port Botany to Kingsford Smith Airport Mascot*
8.00 36.00 Various
Mt Lindesay Road—Legume to Woodenbong
  • Realign, construct and upgrade Mt Lindesay Road between Legume and Woodenbong.
4.00 12.00 Kyogle
Mulgoa Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade of Mulgoa Road between Blaikie Road and the M4.
7.10 80.00 Penrith
National Highway Upgrade Program
  • Newell Highway—Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla heavy duty pavement construction.
37.00 61.35 Mungle Back Creek
Newell Highway Upgrades*
  • Upgrade priority sections of the Newell Highway in NSW.
- 400.00 Regional NSW
New England Highway—Bolivia Hill Upgrade
  • Realignment of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill.
17.20 55.00 Bolivia Hill
New England Highway—Scone Bypass
  • Construction of the Scone Bypass.
5.00 65.00 Scone
New England Highway—Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass
  • Further planning and preconstruction activities for a bypass of Tenterfield.
2.30 10.00 Tenterfield
  • Construction of twin three-lane tunnels linking the M1 and the M2 Motorways.
7.00 412.33 Sydney
Nowra Bridge
  • Construction of a new bridge and intersection upgrades.
20.00 155.00 Nowra
Oceano Street—Copacabana
  • Upgrade of Oceano Street.
2.70 6.00 Copacabana
Pacific Highway Upgrade
  • Completion of the upgrade to dual carriageway from Hexham to the Queensland border.
332.36 5,623.2 North Coast
Page Bridge Upgrade Package
  • Replacement of various bridges.
0.47 2.02 Kyogle
Pooncarie Road to Menindee*
  • Sealing priority sections of existing road between Pooncarie and Menindee.
- 12.50 Menindee
Port Botany Rail Line Duplication
  • Duplicate remaining single track between Mascot and Botany and construct a passing loop at Cabramatta.
20.00 400.00 Sydney
Port Botany Rail Line Upgrade—Stage 3
  • Upgrade tracks on the Port Botany Rail Line and investigate capacity enhancements to the Southern Sydney Freight Line.
2.53 75.00 Sydney
Princes Highway—New South Wales*
  • Deliver road upgrades along the Princes Highway corridor in New South Wales and support the implementation of the Princes Highway Corridor Strategy.
- 500.00 South Coast
Princes Motorway M1 Improvements—Bulli Tops to Picton Road
  • Planning for upgrades between Bulli Tops to Picton Road.
7.00 42.00 Mt Ousley
Queanbeyan Bypass
  • Construction of a bypass of the Queanbeyan CBD.
1.00 25.00 Queanbeyan
Richmond Roads Package
  • Bridge and intersection upgrades.
0.54 2.80 Ballina
Roads of Strategic Importance—NSW
  • Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade
  • Tenterfield to Newcastle Corridor*
  • Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor—New South Wales*
  • Bucketts Way*
  • Clarence Town Road—Raymond Terrace to Dungog*
  • Dixons Long Point Crossing*
15.00 596.00 Various
Tingha—Bundarra Road and Gwydir Highway Intersection
  • Construction of a roundabout at the intersection.
1.50 1.50 Inverell
Urban Congestion Fund—NSW
  • King Georges Road Upgrade*
  • Blaxland Road/Balaclava Road Intersection Improvements
  • Princes Highway and Waratah Street Intersection Upgrade
  • The Horsley Drive Upgrade*
  • Homebush Bay Drive*
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Panania*
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Hurstville*
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Gosford*
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Woy Woy*
81.60 253.50 Sydney and Central Coast
Western Sydney North South Rail Link package (Business Case and Stage 1)*
  • Construct Stage 1 of the rail link from St Marys to Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis.
33.00 3,500.00 Western Sydney
  • 33 kilometres of continuous motorway to link western and south–western Sydney with the city, Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany precincts. Includes a $1.5 billion grant. A $2 billion concessional loan was provided for Stage 2.
- 1,500.00 Sydney
Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport
  • Construct the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, which is set to open in 2026.
- - Western Sydney
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
  • Werrington Arterial Road
  • The Northern Road Upgrade
  • M12 Motorway
  • Bringelly Road Upgrade
  • Ross Street Intersection
438.47 2,670.00 Western Sydney
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan- Local Roads Package
  • Fund multiple projects to improve road safety and traffic flow efficiency.
27.73 94.94 Western Sydney

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.

Victoria—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from
Ballarat Intermodal Freight Hub
  • Provide core infrastructure to enable the operation of a freight facility capable of handling High Productivity Freight Vehicles, within the planned Ballarat West Employment Zone.
9.05 9.10 Ballarat
Calder Highway—Ravenswood Interchange
  • Construct a grade separated interchange at the intersection of the Calder Highway and the Calder Alternative Highway and two new freeway carriageways from Bullock Creek to Ravenswood Creek.
1.47 45.00 Ravenswood
Frankston to Baxter Rail Upgrade (including Business Case)
  • Development of a business case and funding to duplicate and electrify eight kilometres of the Stony Point Rail Line from Frankston to Baxter.
1.5 229.00 South-East Melbourne
Geelong Fast Rail*
  • Enable fast rail services between Geelong and Melbourne by upgrading the rail line from Sunshine to Geelong.
- 2,000.00 Geelong
Goulburn Valley Highway—Shepparton Bypass Stage 1*
  • Construct Stage 1 of the Shepparton Bypass on the Goulburn Valley Highway.
- 208.00 Shepparton
M80 Ring Road Upgrade
  • Widen and upgrade the remaining sections of the M80 Ring Road from Sunshine Avenue to the Calder Freeway, Princes Freeway to the Western Highway, Sydney Road to Edgars Road, and Plenty Road to the Greensborough Highway.
- 500.00 Melbourne
Major Project Business Case Fund—Victoria
  • Inland Rail Intermodal Terminal Business Case Melbourne*
  • Melbourne to Albury-Wodonga Fast Rail Business Case*
  • Melbourne to Traralgon Fast Rail Business Case*
  • South Geelong to Waurn Ponds—Stage 3 Business Case*
  • Outer Metropolitan / E6 Corridor Preservation*
13.00 35.00 Various
Melbourne Airport Rail Link
  • The Government has committed up to $5 billion towards the construction of a rail link from Melbourne Airport to the Melbourne CBD in partnership with the Victorian Government.
30.00 5,000.00 Melbourne
Melbourne Airport Rail Link Business Case
  • Develop a business case to investigate options for a rail line from Melbourne Airport to the CBD.
20.00 30.00 Melbourne
Murray Basin Freight Rail Project
  • Standardise and upgrade the Mildura, Manangatang and Sea Lake rail lines and standardise the Murrayville line (currently broad gauge); undertake periodic upgrade works on the Hopetoun line; and re-open the existing but currently unused standard gauge connection between Maryborough and Ararat (approximately 87 kilometres long).
- 240.20 Regional Victoria
Monash Freeway Upgrade
  • Widen the Monash Freeway from Warrigal Road to EastLink and from Clyde Road to Cardinia Road, upgrade the Beaconsfield interchange, duplicate and extend O'Shea Road, and extend the managed motorway technology along the freeway.
- 500.00 Melbourne
Monash Rail
  • Undertake planning and preconstruction towards construction of a rail line in south-east Melbourne to service the Monash precinct with future staging to Rowville.
- 475.00 South-East Melbourne
North East Link
  • Construct a freeway link between the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough and the Eastern Freeway.
50.00 1,750.00 Melbourne
Port Rail Shuttle
  • Deliver a series of rail freight shuttles to move large shipping containers between the Port of Melbourne and freight rail terminals located around the city.
14.00 38.00 Melbourne
Princes Highway—Victoria*
  • Deliver road upgrades along the Princes Highway corridor in Victoria and support the implementation of the Princes Highway Corridor Strategy.
- 300.00 Regional Victoria
Princes Highway East—Complete the Duplication between Traralgon and Sale
  • Complete the duplication of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale by duplicating the remaining two sections, totalling approximately 12 kilometres.
10.00 132.00 South East Victoria
Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale Duplication
  • Duplicate more than 30 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale.
8.92 145.75 South East Victoria
Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac Duplication
  • Duplicate and upgrade 37 kilometres of the Princes Highway West from Winchelsea to Colac.
7.21 181.73 South West Victoria
Regional Rail Revival Package:
  • Ballarat Line Upgrade
  • Geelong Line Upgrade
  • North East Line Upgrade
  • Gippsland Line Upgrade
  • Avon River Bridge Replacement
  • Warrnambool Line Upgrade
  • Bendigo/Echuca Line Upgrade
  • Shepparton Line Planning
479.07 1,535.00 Regional Victoria
Roads of Strategic Importance—Victoria
  • Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor—Victoria*
  • Green Triangle region*
  • Stawell to South Australian Border Corridor*
  • Melbourne to Mildura Corridor*
  • Echuca to Robinvale Corridor (including Swan Hill Bridge)*
  • Ballarat to Ouyen Corridor*
- 490.00 Regional Victoria
Rural and Regional Roads Package
  • A package of projects to improve safety and productivity across rural and regional Victoria, including $97 million for the Echuca-Moama Bridge and an $25 million to continue the upgrade of the Great Ocean Road.
- 345.00 Regional Victoria
Sealing Roads in the Dandenong Ranges and Surrounds*
  • Upgrade and seal roads across the Dandenong Ranges region.
5.00 300.00 Dandenong ranges
Shepparton Alternative Freight Route Enhancement Package
  • Rehabilitate approximately 700 metres of pavement on Old Dookie Road between Mitchell Street and Doyles Road, remove the existing roundabout, and signalise the intersection at New Dookie Road and Verney Road.
1.25 2.25 Shepparton
South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Rail Upgrade—Stages 2 and 3*
  • Project includes upgrades and duplication along the rail line between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds.
13.50 750.00 Geelong
Suburban Roads Upgrades—South Eastern Roads and Northern Roads*
  • Upgrade selected suburban roads in Melbourne's south-east and north.
93.40 1,140.10 North and South East Melbourne
Tullamarine Freeway Widening
  • Provide an additional lane in each direction on the Tullumarine Freeway from Melrose Drive to Melbourne Airport.
3.79 200.00 Melbourne
Urban Congestion Fund—Victoria
  • Ballarto Road, Skye
  • Plymouth Road improvements
  • Princes Highway Intersection Upgrades—Pakenham to Beaconsfield
  • McGregor Road, Pakenham
  • Fitzsimons Lane/Main Road corridor, Eltham
  • Hume Freeway (Lithgow Street to M80 Ring Road)
  • Calder Freeway (Gap Road to the M80 Ring Road)
  • Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Bentleigh
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Croydon
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Ferntree Gully
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Hampton
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Mitcham
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Ringwood
  • Thompsons Road Extension*
  • Mornington Peninsula Freeway Grade Separation and Duplication to Boneo Road*
83.62 396.30 Melbourne
Urban Congestion Package
  • A package of projects that will relieve congestion in urban areas, including construction of the O'Herns Road interchange on the Hume Freeway and road upgrades in the Geelong Future Economy precinct.
- 85.00 Melbourne
Victorian Congestion Package*
  • Deliver a program of targeted upgrades to address congestion and safety issues.
- 162.00 Various
Wellington Road Duplication*
  • Duplicate Wellington Road in Lysterfield.
- 110.00 South East Melbourne
Western Freeway—Bacchus Marsh to Ballan Bridge Strengthening
  • Strengthen four bridges on the Western Freeway from Bacchus Marsh to Ballan.
0.22 9.36 Bacchus Marsh
Western Freeway—Halletts Way Access Ramps and Shared User Path
  • Construct east-facing access ramps to and a shared user path bridge over, the Western Freeway at Halletts Way.
0.88 12.16 Bacchus Marsh
Western Highway—Ballarat to Stawell Duplication
  • Complete planning for the duplication of the Western Highway from Ballarat to Stawell and duplicate 68 kilometres from Ballarat to Ararat.
31.00 358.82 Western Victoria
Western Highway—Complete the Duplication Between Ballarat and Stawell*
  • Complete the duplication of the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell by duplicating the remaining section from Ararat to Stawell.
- 360.00 Western Victoria

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.

Queensland—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from
Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade
  • The duplication of the North Coast Line between Beerburrum and Landsborough, and a range of upgrades to the existing rail infrastructure between Landsborough and Nambour.
48.00 390.00 South East Queensland
Bowen Basin Service Link—Walkerston Bypass
  • Construction of a corridor between the southern end of the Mackay Ring Road and the Peak Downs Highway, bypassing the town of Walkerston.
3.20 120.00 Mackay
Bribie Island Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade Bribie Island Road to enhance traffic flow and upgrades to key intersections.
10.00 20.00 South East Queensland
Brisbane Metro
  • A high-frequency metro network across 21 kilometres of existing busway that links Eight Mile Plains, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, and the University of Queensland Lakes to the Brisbane CBD.
40.00 300.00 Brisbane
Bruce Highway*
  • A range of projects and programs of work on the Bruce Highway to provide a safer, more reliable and efficient Highway.
731.40 10,000.00 Brisbane to Cairns
Cairns Ring Road*
  • Construct road upgrades between the corner of Comport and Draper Streets in Cairns CBD to the intersection of the Captain Cook and Kennedy highways, and Mount Milman Drive in Smithfield
- 287.20 Cairns
Cape York Region Package
  • A package of road and community infrastructure projects, including upgrades on the Peninsula Developmental Road.
2.00 220.80 Cape York
Capricorn Highway (Rockhampton to Emerald)—Overtaking Lanes
  • Construction of six overtaking lanes on the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Emerald (three eastbound and three westbound).
12.20 15.20 Rockhampton
Cunningham Highway Upgrade*
  • A package of upgrades along the Cunningham Highway including:
  • Eight Mile Interchange
  • Cunningham Highway Safety Package
  • Planning (including Amberley Interchange); and
  • Future Projects
- 170.00 Darling Downs South West
Gateway Motorway—Bracken Ridge to Pine River*
  • Upgrade the Gateway Motorway from Bracken Ridge to the interchange with the Bruce Highway and the Gympie Arterial Road.
- 800.00 Brisbane
Gladstone Port Access Road Extension*
  • Extend the Gladstone Port Access Road to improve access to the Port for heavy vehicles and improve safety for all road users.
- 100.00 Gladstone
Gold Coast Light Rail—Stage 3a
  • Extension of the existing light rail for 6.4km from Broadbeach South Station to Burleigh Heads.
- 112.00 Gold Coast
Ipswich Motorway—Rocklea to Darra
  • Upgrade approximately three kilometre section of the Motorway to three lanes between Oxley Road to Suscatand Street in both directions.
33.74 200.00 South East Queensland
Lindum Rail Crossing Study
  • Undertake detailed design works on the Lindum Rail Crossing Replacement Project at Kianawah Road in Wynnum West.
0.40 0.40 Brisbane
M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade Program*
  • A package of upgrades along the M1 Pacific Motorway between Eight Mile Plains and Tugun comprising:
    • Pacific Motorway/Gateway Motorway Merge (M1/M3)
    • Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill
    • Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway*
    • Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes
    • Varsity Lakes to Tugun
104.5 1,725.00 South East Queensland
Major Project Business Case Fund—Queensland
  • Toowoomba to Brisbane Passenger Rail Business Case
  • Inland Rail Intermodal Terminal Business Case Brisbane*
  • Brisbane to Gold Coast Fast Rail Business Case*
  • Second M1 (Coomera Connector)*
  • Centenary Motorway Upgrade*
  • North Brisbane Bruce Highway Western Alternative*
  • Caloundra Road Network Planning Study*
  • Brisbane North-West Transport Corridor*
14.00 78.00 South East Queensland
Mt Lindesay Highway Upgrade
  • The project will upgrade the Mt Lindesay Highway in North Mclean.
5.00 16.00 South East Queensland
Northern Australia Roads Program—Queensland
  • Barkly Highway (Cloncurry—Mount Isa) Intersection Upgrades in the Mount Isa Urban Area
  • Capricorn Highway (Rockhampton—Duaringa) Rockhampton to Gracemere Duplication
  • Flinders Highway (Charters Towers—Richmond): Culvert upgrades (Package 1)
  • Flinders Highway (Townsville—Torrens Creek) Pavement Strengthening and Rehabilitation (Package 1)
  • Kennedy Developmental Road (Mount Garnet—The Lynd) Pavement Widening
  • Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd—Hughenden) Progressive Sealing
  • Bowen Developmental Road—Staged Development
  • Landsborough Highway (Longreach—Winton)—Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)
  • Peak Downs Highway (Clermont—Nebo) Logan Creek to Nine Mile Creek—Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)
  • Rockhampton (Bajool—Port Alma Road) Pavement Widening Port Access Road
71.66 223.80 North Queensland
Northern Australia Beef Roads Program—Queensland
  • Rockhampton Road Network—Road Train Access
  • Richmond—Croydon Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • Richmond—Winton Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • Richmond—Winton Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • Richmond—Croydon Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • Clermont—Alpha Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • Clermont—Alpha Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • Clermont—Alpha Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Three
  • Ootann Road—Almaden to Kennedy Hwy—Gunnawarra—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • Ootann Road—Almaden to Kennedy Hwy—Gunnawarra—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • Burke Developmental Road—Chillagoe to Almaden—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • Burke Developmental Road—Chillagoe to Almaden—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • Gregory Developmental Road—South of Charter Towers—Widening
  • Diamantina Developmental Road (Boulia—Dajarra) Rehabilitation and Widening
  • Cloncurry to Dajarra Road: Progressive Sealing
24.22 56.87 North Queensland
Northern Peninsula Road—Jardine River Crossing Upgrade
  • The project includes development of a Business Case to consider preferred crossing options.
1.20 1.20 Cape York
Outback Way
  • The package will upgrade sections of the roads that form the ‘Outback Way’, including the Donohue Highway, Kennedy Developmental Road and the Diamantina Developmental Road.
6.10 65.66 Western Queensland
Peak Downs Highway Safety Works
  • Upgrade of the crossing of Eton Range to address safety and operational deficiencies.
14.67 158.80 Eton Range
Philip Street—Gladstone
  • Widening a 700 metre stretch of Philip Street adjacent to a proposed community precinct site.
18.20 20.00 Gladstone
Roads of Strategic Importance—Queensland
  • Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor*
  • Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor (including Yeppoon Road Duplication)*
  • Townsville to Roma Corridor*
  • Cooktown to Weipa Corridor*
  • Cairns to Northern Territory Border Corridor*
  • Toowoomba to Ipswich Corridor*
  • Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor*
  • Shute Harbour Road*
  • Quay Street Upgrade, Bundaberg*
  • Torbanlea Pialba Road Upgrade*
  • Bargara Road Upgrade, Bundaberg*
  • Urraween/Boundary Road Extension, Hervey Bay*
  • Isis Overtaking Lanes*
14.68 1,009.30 Regional Queensland
Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
  • Construction of a bypass to the north of Toowoomba, running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon in the east, to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west.
- 1,137.00 Toowoomba
Urban Congestion Fund—Queensland
  • Newnham Road—Wecker Road Intersection Upgrade, Mount Gravatt
  • Chelsea Road—Rickertt Road Intersection Upgrade, Ransome
  • Panorama Drive—Wellington St, Thornlands/Cleveland
  • Youngs Crossing, Lawnton
  • Gympie Arterial Road*
  • M1 Intersection Upgrades*
  • Beaudesert Road/Mt Lindesay Highway Corridor*
  • Barbour Road/Norris Road, Bracken Ridge
  • Norris Road, Bracken Ridge
  • Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge
  • Ipswich Motorway Corridor*
  • Commercial Road—Doggett Street Intersection Upgrade, Newstead
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Mango Hill and Ferny Grove
  • Lindum Rail Crossing Upgrade*
  • Indooroopilly Roundabout Intersection Upgrade*
  • Mooloolaba Access Upgrade
83.16 378.75 South East Queensland
Warrego Highway Upgrade Program*
  • A program of works on the Warrego Highway, delivering pavement widening and lane duplication, additional overtaking lanes and intersection safety upgrades including an additional $320 million in the 2019–20 Budget.
89.06 828.00 Darling Downs South West

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.

Western Australia—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from
Albany Ring Road*
  • Construct the remaining stages of the Albany Ring Road.
- 140.00 Regional Western Australia
Armadale Road Bridge
  • Construct bridge over the Kwinana Freeway connecting Armadale Road with North Lake Road.
60.00 189.60 Perth
Armadale Road Duplication—Anstsey Road to Tapper Road
  • Duplication of Armadale Road between Anstey Road to Tapper Road.
29.00 116.00 Perth
Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3)*
  • Construct Stages 2 and 3 of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.
27.00 681.60 Bunbury
Bunbury Outer Ring Road—Planning
  • Planning and project development of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3).
1.50 10.00 Bunbury
Fremantle Traffic Bridge (Swan River Crossing)*
  • Construct a four-lane concrete road bridge with a three-track rail bridge over the Swan River.
- 115.00 Fremantle
Great Northern Highway—Muchea to Wubin Upgrade
  • Upgrade works along sections totalling approximately 75 kilometres of the Great Northern Highway between Muchea and Wubin.
21.00 275.80 Regional Western Australia
Hale Road—Woolworths Drive Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrade at Hale Road and Woolworths Drive intersection.
0.30 0.30 Perth
Kwinana Freeway—Russell Road to Roe Highway Widening (Northbound)
  • Widening from two to three lanes between Russell Road and Roe Highway.
4.20 39.20 Perth
Leach Highway (High Street) Upgrade—Carrington Street to Stirling Highway
  • Upgrade High Street to improve safety and traffic flow.
39.31 73.62 Fremantle
Leach Highway (Welshpool Road interchange)
  • Construct an overpass to separate the Leach Highway from Welshpool Road.
23.50 46.50 Perth
Major Project Business Case Fund—WA
  • EastLink WA (Orange Route)
  • Future Road and Rail Connections for Perth*
  • Westport Project*
5.00 45.00 Perth
Manning Road On-Ramp
  • Construction of an on-ramp from Manning Road to the Kwinana Freeway southbound.
4.30 28.00 Perth
  • Thornlie-Cockburn Link
  • Yanchep Rail Extension
  • Business Case development
  • Denny Avenue level crossing removal
  • Bellevue Depot relocation
  • Morley-Ellenbrook Line
  • Byford Extension
  • Midland Station Project
  • Lakelands Station Business Case
  • Future projects
97.64 2,334.1 Perth
Mitchell Freeway Extension—Hester Avenue to Romeo Road
  • Extend the Mitchell Freeway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road.
55.00 107.50 Perth
Mitchell Freeway Widening Southbound—Cedric Street to Vincent Street
  • Widen the Mitchell Freeway southbound between Cedric Street and Vincent Street to create four continuous lanes from Erindale Road to Vincent Street.
11.00 32.00 Perth
Northern Australia Beef Roads Program—Western Australia
  • Great Northern Highway—Ord & Turkey Creek—Road Improvements
8.51 12.51 Regional Western Australia
Northern Australia Roads Program—Western Australia
  • Marble Bar Road—Coongan Gorge
  • Great Northern Highway Upgrade—Maggie Creek to Wyndham
  • Great Northern Highway Bow River Bridge and Approaches
  • Broome—Cape Leveque Road
47.68 171.81 Regional Western Australia
NorthLink WA—Central and Northern Sections
  • Construction of a new highway from the intersection of the Reid and Tonkin highways in outer metropolitan Perth to connect with the Great Northern Highway in Muchea.
40.00 556.20 Perth and Swan Valley
Oats Street/Welshpool Road/Mint Street Level Crossing Removal*
  • Remove three level crossings at Oats Street, Welshpool Road and Mint Street.
17.50 207.50 Perth
Outback Way
  • The package will upgrade sections of the Great Central Road.
31.00 124.70 Central Western Australia
Regional Road Safety Package
  • Road safety upgrades across regional road network in WA.
7.00 44.20 Regional Western Australia
Roe Highway/Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road/Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges
  • Construct grade separated interchanges at the intersections of Roe Highway and Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road and Great Eastern Highway Bypass.
5.00 144.00 Perth
Roads of Strategic Importance—WA
  • Great Northern Highway—Bindoon Bypass
  • Newman to Katherine Corridor—Western Australia*
  • Alice Springs to Halls Creek Corridor*—Western Australia
  • Karratha to Tom Price Corridor*
  • Port Augusta to Perth Corridor—Western Australia*
  • Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network*
  • Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation (Stage 1)*
15.43 755.00 Regional Western Australia
Smart Freeways—Kwinana Freeway Northbound
  • Create an additional lane on the Kwinana Freeway (from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge) and use technology including co-ordinated ramp signals, Lane Use Management System, CCTV coverage and overhead gantries.
12.00 37.60 Perth
Stephenson Avenue Extension
  • Extend Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road to the Mitchell Freeway.
10.00 65.00 Perth
Tonkin Highway Stage 3 Extension*
  • Extend the Tonkin Highway to the south beyond Thomas Road to the South West Highway.
5.00 404.00 Perth
Tonkin Highway Gap*
  • Upgrade a section of the Tonkin Highway from Collier Road to the Great Eastern Highway.
- 232.00 Perth
Tonkin Highway Interchanges*
  • Construct grade separations at Kelvin, Welshpool and Hale Roads along the Tonkin Highway.
- 293.00 Perth
Urban Congestion Fund—WA
  • Lakelands Station*
  • Lloyd Street Extension, Hazelmere*
  • Shorehaven Blvd/Marmion Avenue Intersection, Alkimos
  • Abernethy Road, Kewdale*
  • Transforming Freeways—widen and introduction of ITS (Kwinana and Mitchell Freeways)*
  • Thomas Road and Nicholson Road*
  • Mandurah Station Parking Bays*
30.64 121.75 Perth
Wanneroo and Ocean Reef Roads Grade Separation
  • Construction of an interchange at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road.
18.00 51.84 Perth
Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange
  • Construction of a bridge at Joondalup Drive over Wanneroo Road.
12.65 32.65 Perth

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.

South Australia—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands—Main Access Road Upgrade—Stuart Highway to Pukatja
  • Upgrade of 210 kilometres of the main access road from the Stuart Highway to Pukatja and improvements to 21 kilometres of community roads.
30.11 85.00 Northern South Australia
Flinders Link
  • 600m extension of Tonsley rail line to the Flinders Medical Centre.
30.04 42.75 Clovelly Park
Gawler Rail Line Electrification
  • The continuation of the electrification of the Gawler Rail Line in North Adelaide from Salisbury to Gawler.
- 220.00 Gawler, Smithfield, Elizabeth and Salisbury
Joy Baluch AM Bridge
  • Duplication of the existing two lane Joy Baluch AM bridge.
- 160.00 Port Augusta
Lobethal Freight Access Upgrade
  • Road upgrades to provide a B-Double connecting route to Lobethal.
- 14.00 Lobethal
Marion Road Upgrade Planning Study
  • The project will undertake planning for the upgrade of Marion Road, including options for grade separation.
1.15 2.00 Plympton
North-South Corridor*
  • Road improvements, including reconfiguration, duplication, intersection upgrades and safety works on 67.5 km of the North-South Corridor. Planning of the remaining 10.5 km of the corridor will also be undertaken in this commitment.
20.23 4,500.00 Adelaide
Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation at the Intersection of Diagonal and Morphett Roads
  • Grade separation of road and rail at the intersection of Diagonal Road and Morphett Road.
12.78 95.00 Oaklands Park
Overpass at Port Wakefield and Township Duplication
  • Construction of a single lane overpass over the Augusta and Copper Coast highways and the duplication of Port Wakefield Road through Port Wakefield.
- 72.00 Port Wakefield
Penola Bypass (Northern Section)
  • Construction of 2.2 kilometres of undivided, sealed rural road
11.20 11.70 Penola
Princes Highway—South Australia*
  • Deliver road upgrades along the Princes Highway corridor in South Australia and support the implementation of the Princes Highway Corridor Strategy.
- 200.00 Adelaide, Rural South Australia
Regional Roads Package
  • Package of regional road projects in South Australia.
- 13.34 Regional South Australia
Roads of Strategic Importance—SA
  • Renmark to Gawler Corridor*
  • Port Augusta to Perth Corridor—South Australia*
  • Cockburn to Burra Corridor*
- 220.00 Regional South Australia
Rural Roads Package*
  • Target critical areas of the rural South Australian road transport network. Works will include improved pavement conditions, install overtaking lanes, improve access, provide shoulder sealing and upgrade road junctions
27.80 259.80 Regional South Australia
South Eastern Freeway—Managed Motorways Measures
  • Installation of Managed Motorways technology on the South Eastern Freeway between Crafers and Stirling.
3.90 4.50 Adelaide Hills—Crafers to Stirling
Strategic Traffic Study in the Vicinity of Hahndorf Township
  • Strategic traffic study to examine congestion issues around Hahndorf
0.70 1.00 Adelaide Hills
Sturt Highway—Productivity and Safety Improvements
  • Productivity and safety improvements on the Sturt Highway.
2.67 19.89 East South Australia—Gawler to Victorian border
Urban Congestion Fund—SA
  • Cross Road—Fullarton Road Intersection*
  • Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade*
  • Portrush Road—Magill Road Intersection*
  • Metro Intersection Upgrade Package*
    • Torrens Road (Ovingham) level crossing upgrade*
    • Brighton Road (Hove) level crossing upgrade*
    • Main North Road/Nottage Terrace junction upgrade
    • Main North Road/McIntyre Road/Kings Road upgrade
    • Grand Junction Road/Hampstead Road
    • Glen Osmond Road/Fullarton Road upgrade*
40.54 341.00 Adelaide

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.

Tasmania—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from
Bass Highway—Wynyard Intersection Upgrades
  • Upgrade intersections on the Bass Highway beyond Wynyard
- 2.30 North West Tasmania
Bridgewater Bridge Replacement
  • Construct a new four-lane crossing of the Derwent River at Bridgewater.
5.00 461.00 Greater Hobart
Domain Highway Interchange—Long-term Redevelopment Planning
  • Planning and development of design options to provide improved capacity for the Domain Highway/Brooker Highway Interchange.
0.33 2.20 Hobart
Freight Rail Revitalisation (Tranche 1 and 2)
  • Raising the quality of the major lines on the Tasmanian freight rail network.
14.95 119.60 Various
Freight Rail Revitalisation—Tranche 3*
  • Raising the quality of the major lines on the Tasmanian freight rail network.
- 68.00 Various
Highland Lakes Road Upgrade
  • Seal approximately 20 kilometres of Highland Lakes Road from Miena to Haulage Hill, north of Breona, and realign and widen three curves on Haulage Hill.
0.10 5.00 Central Tasmania
Hobart Airport Interchange
  • Replacement of the existing roundabout at Hobart Airport with a four-lane signalised diamond interchange to enable Holyman Avenue and Kennedy Drive to pass over the Tasman Highway.
7.00 24.00 Hobart
Huon Highway—Summerleas Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrading the intersection between the Huon Highway and Summerleas Road to address cross-traffic movements.
1.38 17.50 Bell Bay
Industry Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade approximately nine kilometres of unsealed road on Industry Road.
0.02 3.46 North East Tasmania
Midland Highway
  • Upgrade of the Midland Highway to improve safety and efficiency and facilitate forecast increases in freight and passenger movements.
34.0 400.00 Central Tasmania
Roads of Strategic Importance—Tasmania
  • Tasmanian Roads Package*
  • Hobart to Sorell Corridor*
15.75 530.00 Various
Urban Congestion Fund—Tasmania
  • Hobart Congestion Package*
  • Tasman Highway Intelligent Transport Solutions*
8.00 35.00 Various

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.

Australian Capital Territory—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from
Kings Highway Corridor (ACT-NSW)*
  • Targeted upgrades along the Kings Highway corridor to improve the east-west connectivity between NSW and the ACT.
- 30.00 Canberra
Monaro Highway Upgrade
  • Targeted upgrades, including widening, along the Monaro Highway corridor in the ACT.
5.00 100.00 Canberra
Monaro Highway—Canberra Avenue to Hume Planning
  • Planning for the future upgrade of the Monaro Highway.
0.75 1.00 Canberra
Pialligo Avenue Duplication Planning
  • Planning for the future duplication of Pialligo Avenue.
1.10 2.00 Canberra
William Slim Drive Duplication*
  • Upgrade, including intersections, between Ginninderra Drive and the Barton Highway.
- 20.00 Canberra

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.

Northern Territory—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from

Buntine Highway Upgrade

  • Upgrading priority sections of the Buntine Highway to deliver flood immunity, safety improvements and pavement strengthening and widening works.



Western NT

Central Arnhem Road Upgrade

  • Involves sealing, reconstructing, widening, and flood immunity improvements to priority sections of the route to a fit-for-purpose standard



Northern NT

Garramilla (formerly Barneson) Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3

  • This project involves the construction of a new link between Tiger Brennan Drive and the Darwin CBD, and the completion of the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive from Berrimah Road to the Darwin CBD.




Jabiru Road Upgrades (Kakadu National Park)*

  • Upgrade roads to support access to the township of Jabiru and Kakadu National Park.



Jabiru/Kakadu National Park

Northern Australia Beef Roads Program—Northern Territory

  • Tablelands Highway—Road Upgrading
  • Barkly Stock Route Upgrading



Northern NT

Northern Australia Roads Program—Northern Territory

  • Arnhem Highway—Adelaide River Floodplain Upgrade
  • Keep River Plains Road Upgrade
  • Buntine Highway Road Upgrading—Project Development and Delivery Phase
  • Plenty Highway Upgrading—Project Development and Delivery Phase
  • Tjukaruru Road Upgrade



Northern NT

Northern Territory Roads Package

  • Strengthening and widening of road pavements, flood immunity improvements and fatigue management measures such as upgrading rest areas.



Various—Stuart, Barkly and Victoria highways

Outback Way

  • The package will upgrade sections of the roads that form the ‘Outback Way’, including the Plenty Highway and Tjukaruru Road.



Southern NT

Regional Roads Productivity Package

  • Various upgrades on the Arnhem Link Road, Buntine Highway, Central Arnhem Road, Port Keats Road, Roper Highway and Santa Teresa Road.



Various Regional Roads

Roads of Strategic Importance—Northern Territory

  • Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor—Northern Territory*
  • Alice Springs to Darwin Corridor*
  • Newman to Katherine Corridor—Northern Territory*
  • Alice Springs to Halls Creek Corridor—Northern Territory*
  • Adelaide River Wadeye Corridor*




Tiwi Island Roads Upgrades*

  • Upgrade and seal sections of the Pirlingimpi Access Road, Pickertaramoor Access Road and Paru Access Road on Melville Island.





Melville Island

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.

National—Key Projects

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projects Funding
Total Australian Government funding from
Implementation of the Advanced Train Management System
  • Replace traditional trackside signalling across the interstate rail network including the Hunter Valley rail network. The Government is helping fund deployment on a section of track between Port Augusta and Whyalla, and preparing a 1,280 kilometre section of track for ATMS between Tarcoola and West Kalgoorlie.
16.09 50.00 South Australia
Melbourne—Brisbane Inland Rail
  • Spanning three states and 1,700 kilometres, Inland Rail will be a nationally significant civil engineering project.
476.62 9,313.00 New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Supporting National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities—Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program
  • Strategic business cases will be developed over two years to identify opportunities to support more productive rail-based supply chains at major regional centres along the Inland Rail corridor, and to build capacity on key country rail lines enabling heavier, faster and longer country freight rail services.
22.00 44.00 New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.