Regional Victorian infrastructure fast-tracked

Infrastructure projects are being fast-tracked throughout regional and rural Victoria, in a bid to help the state’s recovery and support local communities.  Victorian Minister for Regional Development, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced the new Investment Fast Track Fund is open for applications, as part of the State Government’s program to support regional areas.  “The new Investment Fast Track Fund will support the recovery of...

The Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference returns for its 12th year

From 16-17 June 2021, the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre featuring two full days of keynote presentations, panel discussions and valuable networking sessions with hundreds of peers and industry experts. With $80 billion dedicated to transport infrastructure by the Victorian Government, the sector is set to function as a major piece of the state’s COVID...

Coomera Connector’s preferred northern route confirmed

The preferred route for the new Coomera Connector’s northern section has been identified following an independent study of potential routes, with $1.5 billion in funding already secured for stage one of the project.  The route is proposed to cross the Albert River east of Eagleby, connecting to the M1 and Logan Motorway at Loganholme. It was considered in comparison to six other alternative routes by independent traffic planners and...

Draft Wagga Wagga Transport Plan released

The NSW Government has released the draft Wagga Wagga Transport Plan for public review, building on the State Government’s vision for a stronger public transport and road network. NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said the draft plan was the first place-based transport plan developed for a regional area – detailing how the city’s transport network, infrastructure and services will be developed over time...

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Sacramento to transform historic train station into eco-friendly mobility hub

Sacramento city officials have given the go-ahead for the transformation of a historic train station into an environmentally friendly regional mobility hub that prioritises people over cars. The Sacramento Valley Station Area plan aims to create “one of the most sustainable public places in the state”,  and will turn the site into a 31-acre transportation hub that includes affordable housing, offices, restaurants and other...

Infrastructure Australia publishes Sustainability Principles

Recently released Sustainability Principles from Infrastructure Australia are set to guide and promote sustainability across the infrastructure sector, securing major investments to provide the best outcomes for the community.   Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, said, “Our role requires us to help  ensure the benefits of sustainability are harnessed.  “With this in mind, we have developed new...