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Coronavirus response for land transport infrastructure

The department is monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on the delivery of transport infrastructure projects, including in regional and remote areas affected by border closures and the lockdown of Indigenous communities.

The Australian Government is continuing to work with state and territory governments, and local councils to deliver our transport infrastructure pipeline, including opportunities to accelerate delivery and bring forward projects.

For further information on the Government's response to COVID-19, please see Infrastructure investment response to COVID-19.

Australia's economic prosperity is dependent on a strong land transport network that safely and reliably connects people and businesses

  • Transport infrastructure connects people to jobs, their homes and their communities
  • Australian businesses rely on transport infrastructure to connect to domestic and global export markets
  • The efficient movement of people and products grows our economy and improves the liveability of our cities and regions.
  • The Australian Government is investing a record $110 billion over the next 10 years through its rolling infrastructure plan, of which a substantial component is under the Infrastructure Investment Program.

  • With our population centres separated by vast distances, road transport infrastructure is critical to sustaining Australian communities, growing our strong economy and improving our international competitiveness.

  • A comprehensive and accessible rail transport system is an important link in the Australian transport chain that joins communities and strengthens industry.

  • Australian governments have developed national guidelines for the delivery of infrastructure projects to promote cross-government consistency and the use of best practice approaches.

  • The Australian Government’s National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS) is a link to state, territory and industry-led infrastructure websites, that provide investors and construction contractors with detailed information on infrastructure pipelines, tendering and contracting opportunities.

  • The Significant Projects Investment Delivery Office facilitates the Australian Government’s investment in significant and complex infrastructure projects. SPIDO provides specialist project advice and assurance across the project lifecycle and infrastructure ecosystem. This includes working across governments, private sector investors and public stakeholders to lift and unlock significant projects from the identification phase through to delivery.

  • Departmental publications related to infrastructure.