Infrastructure Priority List

The Infrastructure Priority List is a prioritised list of nationally significant investment opportunities. It provides decision makers with advice and guidance on specific infrastructure investments that will underpin Australia's continued prosperity.

The investments outlined in the Priority List undergo a rigorous prioritisation process and are independently assessed by the Infrastructure Australia Board.

For each project added to the Priority List, we publish a summary of our evaluation. It outlines our assessment of the project’s strategic fit, costs and benefits and deliverability.

Only proposals that are yet to receive funding from the Australian Government are included on the Priority List. For already funded and committed proposals, we publish an evaluation summary identifying delivery risks and opportunities to realise project benefits.

All evaluation summaries are published in the Project Evaluations section of our website.

Infrastructure Australia’s role is to advise on national infrastructure priorities, assess the social, economic and strategic merits of projects and support best practice business case development. Funding decisions are made by governments or the private sector.

The Priority List is a live document and is updated regularly on our website. On 26 February 2021, we released our annual Priority List publication, which includes summaries of each project and initiative:

How to read the Infrastructure Priority List

The Priority List is a live document and is updated regularly on our website. On 26 February 2021, we released our annual Priority List publication, which includes summaries of each project and initiative:

How to read the Infrastructure Priority List

The Priority List is made up of two broad groups:

  • Projects are infrastructure solutions to a defined problem or opportunity for which a full business case has been completed by the proponent and positively evaluated by Infrastructure Australia. Only proposals that are yet to receive funding from the Australian Government are listed as Projects on the Priority List.
     
  • Initiatives are potential infrastructure problems / opportunities or ‘early stage’ solutions for which a business case has not yet been completed. Initiatives are identified through a collaborative process between proponents and Infrastructure Australia, using the Australian Infrastructure Audit and other data as evidence of infrastructure needs.

For more detailed information on the prioritisation process and how the Infrastructure Priority List is developed, please see the video below or consult our Assessment Framework.

Infrastructure Priority List map

The interactive map of the Infrastructure Priority List presents a detailed view of projects and initiatives, and allows you to see which infrastructure solutions from around the country have been positively evaluated.

Past editions of the Infrastructure Priority List

Submit to the Infrastructure Priority List