Infrastructure Priority List 2020

Publication Date
26 February 2020

The Infrastructure Priority List is the authoritative guide to the priority infrastructure investments Australia needs to secure a sustainable and prosperous future. 

The Priority List has a strong record of driving national investment and has become a key reference point for governments at all levels.

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.

The Infrastructure Priority List is a living document, with new projects added as the Infrastructure Australia Board receives and assesses project business cases. To ensure the Priority List remains current, we have continued to assess the record number of initiative submissions we received at the end of 2019. Some of these updates were approved by the Infrastructure Australia Board in April and have since been added to the Infrastructure Priority List.