Current and future infrastructure projects (Road and Rail) in Australia – January 2022


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A list of Australia’s Transport Projects (Road and Rail)  – All States – Updated January 2022

National Projects

  • Inland Rail, Under delivery, $14.8 Billion

New South Wales

Major and High Priority Projects:

  • Beaches Link, Announced
  • Central Coast Highway Duplication, Announced – $387 Million
  • Coffs Harbour Bypass, Under procurement, $1.8 Billion
  • M1 Pacific Motorway, Extension to Raymond Terrace, Under procurement, $2 Billion
  • New England Highway Upgrade, Announced, $1.2 Billion
  • Newcastle Inner City Bypass, Rankin Park to Jesmond, Under procurement, $450 Million
  • Newell Highway Upgrade, Heavy Duty Pavement Upgrades, Under procurement, $257 Million
  • Newell Highway Upgrade, New Dubbo Bridge, $220 Million
  • Newell Highway Upgrade, Parkes Bypass, $187
  • Parramatta Light Rail, Announced, $2.4 Billion
  • Port Botany Rail Duplication, Awarded, $400 Million
  • Richmond Bridge Duplication, Announced, $500 million
  • Sydney Metro, Under Delivery, $12 Billion
  • Warringah Freeway Upgrade, Awarded, $1.2 Billion
  • Western Sydney Airport, Under Delivery, $5.3 Billion
  • Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, Under procurement, $2.9 Billion including M12 Motorway

New Projects Announced in the 2021/22 Budget:

  • Great Western Highway Upgrade, $4.5 Billion
  • M5 Motorway, Moorebank Avenue, Hume Highway Intersection Upgrade, $175 Million
  • Manns Road, Intersection Upgrades at Narara Creek Road and Stockyard Place, $66 Million
  • Mount Ousley Interchange, $300 Million
  • Pacific Highway, Harrington Road Intersection Upgrade, Coopernook, $60 Million
  • Princes Highway Corridor (NSW), Jervis Bay Road Intersection, $125 Million
  • Princes Highway Corridor (NSW), Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road, $500 Million
  • Stacey St Bankstown, Planning, $50 Million


Major and High Priority Projects:

  • Barwon Heads Road Duplication, Awarded, $365 Million
  • Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Under delivery, $17.3 Billion
  • M80 Ring Road Upgrade, Under delivery, $2.25 Billion
  • Melbourne Airport Elevated Loop Road, Under procurement, $350 Million
  • Melbourne Airport Rail Link, Under procurement, $5 Billion
  • Melbourne Metro Tunnel, Under Delivery, $11 Billion
  • North-East Link, Under Procurement, $15.8 Billion
  • Suburban Rail Loop (SRL), Stage 1, Awarded, $2.2 Billion
  • West Gate Tunnel, Under delivery, $6.8 Billion

New Projects Announced in the 2021/22 Budget:

  • Dairy Supply Chain Road Upgrades, $34.9 Million
  • Mallacoota-Genoa Road Upgrade, $10 Million
  • Melbourne Intermodal Terminal, Planning and Delivery, $2 Billion
  • Monash Roads Upgrade, $250 Million
  • Outer Metropolitan Ring/E6 Corridor Detailed Business Case, $20 Million
  • Pakenham Roads Upgrade, $380 Million


Major and High Priority Projects:

  • Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade, Under procurement, $780 Million
  • Brisbane Metro, Under delivery, $1.2 Billion
  • Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, Awarded, $8.5 Billion
  • Caboolture, Bribie Island Road Interchange to Steve Irwin Way, Awarded, $663 Million (as part of Bruce Highway Upgrade)
  • Coomera Connector Stage One, Announced, $1.5 Billion
  • Cross River Rail, Under delivery, $5.4 Billion
  • Gold Coast Light Rail Stage Three, Awarded, $1 Billion
  • Pacific Motorway M1 Upgrade, Announced, $3.4 Billion
  • Rockhampton Ring Road, Under Procurement, $1.1 Billion

New Projects Announced in the 2021/22 Budget:

  • Beerburrum to Nambour Duplication Study, $10 Million
  • Bruce Highway Additional Funding, $500 Million
  • Caboolture, Bribie Island Road (Hickey Road – King John Creek) Upgrade, $20 Million
  • Cairns Western Arterial Road Duplication, $300 Million
  • Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement (Kuraby to Beenleigh), Preconstruction, $356.16 Million
  • Inland Freight Route (Mungindi to Charters Towers) Upgrades, $500 Million
  • Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road and Pialba-Burrum Heads Road Intersection Upgrade, $44.1 Million
  • Mooloolah River Interchange Upgrade (Packages 1 and 2) $320 Million
  • Nicklin Way, $18.2 Million
  • Warrego Highway – Mt Crosby Road Interchange, $5 Million

Australian Capital Territory

Major and High Priority Projects:

  • ACT Light Rail Stage Two, Under procurement, $1.9 Billion

New Projects Announced in the 2021/22 Budget:

  • Beltana Road Improvements, $5 Million
  • Canberra Light Rail, $265 Million
  • William Hovell Drive Duplication, $53 Million

Northern Territory

New Projects Announced in the 2021/22 Budget:

  • Development Study for a Proposed Tennant Creek Multimodal Facility and Rail Terminal
  • Northern Territory National Network Highway Upgrades (Phase 2), $150 Million
  • Northern Territory Gas Industry Roads Upgrades, $217 Million

South Australia

Major and High Priority Projects:

  • Main South Road Duplication, Awarded $475 Million
  • North-South Corridor, Announced, $14.5 Billion
  • Strzelecki Track Upgrade, Detailed Planning, $450 Million

New Projects Announced in the 2021/22 Budget:

  • Augusta Highway Duplication Stage 2, $185 Million
  • Eyre Highway Widening and Upgrade Planning Study, $2 Million
  • Greater Adelaide Freight Bypass Planning Study, $10 Million
  • Heysen Tunnel Refit and Upgrade, Stage 2 – $60 Million
  • Kangaroo Island Road Safety and Bushfire Resilience Package, $40 Million
  • Marion Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive Intersection Upgrade, $45 Million
  • Murray Bridge to South East Links Planning Study, $5 Million
  • North East Road and Nottage Terrace Intersection Upgrade, $6 Million
  • North-South Corridor, Darlington to Anzac Highway, $5.2 Billion
  • Truro Bypass, $202 Million


Major and High Priority Projects:

New Bridgwater Bridge, Under procurement, $576 Million

New Projects Announced in the 2021/22 Budget:

  • Algona Road Grade Separated Interchange and Duplication of the Kingston Bypass – $60 Million
  • Huon Link Road, $16.5 Million
  • Midland Highway Upgrade, Campbell Town North (Campbell Town to Epping Forest), $53.97 Million
  • Midland Highway Upgrade, Oatlands (Jericho to South of York Plains), $45.5 Million
  • Midland Highway Upgrade, Ross (Mona Vale Road to Campbell Town), $44.6 Million
  • Rokeby Road, South Arm Road Upgrades, $55 Million
  • Tasmanian Roads Package, Bass Highway Safety and Freight Efficiency Upgrades Package, Future Priorities, $100 Million

Western Australia

Major and High Priority Projects:

  • METRONET, Under delivery, $7.9 Billion
  • Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges, Awarded, $387 Million
  • Tonkin Highway Improvements, Under delivery, $1.2 Billion
  • Perth Airport Expansion, Detailed Planning, $2.5 Billion

New Projects Announced in the 2021/22 Budget:

  • Great Eastern Highway Upgrades, Coates Gully, Walgoolan to Southern Cross and Ghooli to Benari, $250 Million
  • Great Northern Highway, Broome to Kununurra (Nellie Springs to Sally Downs Well and Arthur Creek), $60 Million
  • Indian Ocean Drive – Jurien Bay to Brand Highway, $55 Million
  • Kalgoorlie Rail Realignment, Business Case, $2.5 Million
  • Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication, $110 Million
  • Marble Bar Road Upgrade, $120 Million
  • METRONET: Hamilton Street / Wharf Street Grade Separations and Elevation of Associated Stations, $475 Million
  • Orrong Road Expressway, Graham Farmer Freeway to Leach Highway Planning, $20 Million
  • Perth Airport Precinct, Northern Access, $170 Milllion
  • Reid Highway, Altone Road and Daviot Road/Drumpellier Drive – Grade Separated Intersections, $225 Million
  • Toodyay Road Upgrade, Dryandra to Toodyay, $80 Million
  • WA Agricultural Supply Chain Improvements – Package, $200 Million
  • Wanneroo Road – Dunstan Road to Romeo Road – Duplication, $15.2 Million


The project or transaction has been identified as needed or likely to occur by a major government or private sector proponent, but has not formally been progressed through planning approval or significant funding.


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The project or transaction has a firm funding commitment for the full estimated cost or value, and a timeline for delivery from a government or a private sector proponent, but has not yet entered procurement.


The project or transaction has entered procurement, and the project proponent has sought responses from the market through an Expression of Interest, a Request for Tender or another form of formal request for bids.


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Construction is underway for projects, or services have commenced through an operations contract. For divestments transactions, the assets are in a period of transition to new owners.


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