Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts


The Australian Government is investing in major land transport infrastructure across Australia through its Infrastructure Investment Program.

Across the program, the Government has committed to upgrading key freight routes in the regions, reducing traffic congestion in cities, developing faster rail, improving road safety, and empowering local councils to support projects which matter to local communities.

Australia has seen record investment in infrastructure over the last decade. Since 2013, the Government has invested in more than 1,300 major land transport infrastructure projects under the Infrastructure Investment Program, with more than 500 completed and more than 300 under construction or underway.


The Australian Government is promoting sustainable economic growth, development and connectivity by developing an integrated land transport network that:

  1. Improves national and regional connectivity for industry and communities;
  2. Improves national, regional and international logistics and trade;
  3. Is linked effectively to the broader transport network;
  4. Enhances health, safety and security;
  5. Is consistent with viable, long-term social and economic outcomes; and
  6. Is consistent with the obligation to current and future generations to sustain the environment.