The Australian Government has a well-established infrastructure investment program aimed at improving the productivity of Australia's land transport networks. This includes increasing the capacity of our regions and major cities by connecting people and products to employment and markets safely and efficiently. The Australian Government's investments are based on long-term planning, robust project identification and selection processes and targeted investment, to achieve the best outcomes for the national economy and people in both regional and urban communities. It is designed to ensure that Australia's national land transport system is increasingly better placed to meet the challenges it faces in the future.
Early involvement in major land transport projects allows the Australian Government to help shape the projects and ensure they deliver not only the best economic returns, but also deliver benefits for users and the wider community. Early intervention allows the Australian Government to have a say in how tax payers' funds are invested and help ensure it is achieving value for money, not only for a specific project, but by also driving broader policy objectives, such as urban renewal and affordable housing.