Removed proposals from the Infrastructure Priority List

The Infrastructure Priority List is changing in line with amendments to the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008. Find out more here

Process to remove proposals from the Infrastructure Priority List  

Proposals may be removed from the Priority List for a number of reasons: 

  • Fully funded – the proposal receives a commitment of funding for delivery from the Australian Government, or has been fully funded by the proponent. 

  • In delivery or Completed – the proposal proceeds to construction (major contracts are awarded), or delivery is completed. 

  • Withdrawn – the proposal is withdrawn because the problem or opportunity is no longer nationally significant (evidence of the change, such as change in forecast demand, is required to support this action); or, the proposal is withdrawn because it no longer meets our strategic fit, deliverability criteria or scope of infrastructure sectors defined under the Statement of Expectations.

Removed proposals

Proposal Name Stage Proponent Geography  Removed from list
Pilbara ports capacity Stage 1 - Early stage proposal WA Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2023
Enabling infrastructure and essential services for remote NT communities (Wadeye, Tiwi Islands, Jabiru) Stage 2 - Potential investment options NT Government Small towns, rural communities and remote areas 2023
Tanami Road upgrade Stage 2 - Potential investment options NT Government Small towns, rural communities and remote areas 2023
John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct capacity Stage 1 - Early stage proposal NSW Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2023
Outback Way road access Stage 1 - Early stage proposal Outback Highway Development Council Developing regions and northern Australia 2023
Perth CBD to north corridor capacity Stage 2 - Potential investment options WA Government Fast growing city 2023
More Trains, More Services - Stage 2  Stage 3 - Investment ready proposal NSW Government Fast growing city  2022
Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade Stage 3 - Investment ready proposal NSW Government Fast growing city  2022
Sydney Metro West: Mass transit between Greater Parramatta and Sydney CBD  Stage 2 - Potential investment options NSW Government Fast growing city  2022
Pacific Motorway (M1) - Extension to Raymond Terrace  Stage 2 - Potential investment options NSW Government Smaller cities & regional centres  2022
Active transport (walking and cycling) access to Sydney CBD  Stage 2 - Potential investment options NSW Government Fast growing city  2022
Hurstbridge Line capacity  Stage 2 - Potential investment options Victorian Government  Fast growing city  2022
Adelaide North-South Corridor upgrade (remaining sections)  Stage 2 - Potential investment options SA Government  Smaller cities & regional centres  2022
Sydney CBD motorways optimisation  Stage 1 - Early stage proposal NSW Government Fast growing city  2022
Cranbourne Line capacity   Stage 1 - Early stage proposal Victorian Government  Fast growing city  2022
Perth south-east corridor capacity improvements  Stage 1 - Early stage proposal WA Government  Fast growing city  2022
Melton Rail Line upgrade  Stage 1 - Early stage proposal Victorian Government  Fast growing city  2022
Spencer Gulf crossing capacity  Stage 1 - Early stage proposal SA Government Smaller cities & regional centres  2022
First Nations arts and cultural facilities program Stage 1 - Early stage proposal Infrastructure Australia identified initiative National 2022
Remote housing overcrowding and quality Stage 1 - Early stage proposal Infrastructure Australia identified initiative Small towns, rural communities and remote areas 2022
National waste and recycling management Stage 1 - Early stage proposal Infrastructure Australia identified initiative National 2022
New South Wales social housing program Stage 1 - Early stage proposal NSW Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2022
Australian Institute of Sport modernisation Stage 1 - Early stage proposal Australian Sports Commission Smaller cities and regional centres 2022
Northern Transformation Program Stage 3 - Investment ready proposal University of Tasmania Smaller cities and regional centres 2022
Gold Coast rail line and station improvements: Kuraby to Beenleigh Stage 1 - Early stage proposal Queensland Government Fast growing city 2022
Derwent River crossing capacity Stage 2 - Potential investment options Tasmanian Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2022

The following projects were removed from the Infrastructure Priority List prior to our change of terminology in 2021.

Proposal Name Stage Proponent Geography   
Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Upgrade Priority Project Australian Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2021
Mount Ousley Interchange capacity Priority Initiative NSW Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2021
M4 Motorway upgrade – Parramatta to Lapstone High Priority Project

NSW Government

Fast-growing cities 2021
Nowra Bridge Priority Project NSW Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2021
M1 Pacific Motorway – Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Priority Project Queensland Government Fast-growing cities 2021
M1 Pacific Motorway – Varsity Lakes to Tugun Priority Project Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2021
Bruce Highway – Deception Bay Road Interchange Priority Project Queensland Government Fast-growing cities 2021
Bruce Highway – Caboolture Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way Priority Project Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2021
Bruce Highway – Maroochydore Road Interchange Priority Project Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2021
Bruce Highway – Cooroy to Curra Section D: Woondum to Curra Priority Project Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2021
Frankston public transport connectivity Priority Initiative Victorian Government Fast-growing cities 2021
METRONET – Morley–Ellenbrook Line Priority Project WA Government Fast-growing cities 2021
The Northern Road Upgrade Priority Project NSW Government Fast-growing cities 2020
Ballarat Line Upgrade Priority Project NSW Government (Roads and Maritime Services) Smaller cities and regional centres 2020
Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 High Priority Project Victorian Government Fast-growing cities 2020
METRONET – Yanchep Rail Extension High Priority Project WA Government Fast-growing cities 2020
METRONET – Thornlie–Cockburn Link Priority Project WA Government Fast-growing cities 2020
Adelaide’s North–South Corridor – Regency Road to Pym Street Priority Project SA Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2020
Gawler Rail Line Electrification and Modernisation Project Priority Project SA Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2020
WestConnex High Priority Project NSW Government Fast-growing cities 2019
Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale Priority Project Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2018
M1 Pacific Motorway – Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes Priority Project Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2018
Bringelly Road Upgrade Stage 2 Priority Project NSW Government Fast-growing cities 2017
Melbourne Metro High Priority Project Victorian Government Fast-growing cities 2017
Murray Basin Rail Project Priority Project Victorian Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2017
Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Priority Project Moorebank Intermodal Company Fast-growing cities 2017
Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway Priority Project Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2017
Bruce Highway Upgrade – Cooroy to Curra Section C Priority Project Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2017
Bruce Highway Upgrade – Mackay Ring Road Stage 1 Priority Project Queensland Government Small towns, rural communities and remote areas 2017
Ipswich Motorway Rocklea–Darra Stage 1c Threshold Queensland Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2017
Armadale Road Upgrade Priority Project WA Government Fast-growing cities 2017
Forrestfield Airport Link Priority Project WA Government Fast-growing cities 2017
Adelaide–Tarcoola Rail Upgrade Acceleration Priority Project Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Smaller cities and regional centres 2017
North–South Corridor – Darlington Upgrade Project Priority Project SA Government Smaller cities and regional centres 2017
NorthConnex Early stage

Transport for NSW (TfNSW)

Roads and Maritime Service (RMS)

Fast-growing cities 2016
Bringelly Road Upgrade Stage 1 Real Potential  NSW Government Fast-growing cities 2016
CityLink Tullamarine Widening Project Threshold Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Fast-growing cities 2016
Gateway Motorway Upgrade North Threshold Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Fast-growing cities 2016
Mitchell Freeway extension – Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue High Priority Project WA Government Fast-growing cities 2016