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

Major Projects Business Case Fund

The Australian Government is investing over $120 billion over 10 years from 2022-23 through the rolling infrastructure plan to help manage our growing population, meet our national freight challenge and get Australians home sooner and safer. This includes more than $174.7 million allocated to the Major Projects Business Case Fund (MPBCF) initiative.

This initiative will fund the development of major project business cases to engage early on the next phase of major priority projects that will be required to keep the country moving. The MPBCF will support the development of future major land transport infrastructure projects the Australian Government considers have strategic merit and facilitates earlier engagement in the planning stage to ensure broader Commonwealth objectives are considered as projects are developed.

Business cases announced in the 2021–22 Budget

As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government has committed $10 million to the Orrong Road Expressway - Graham Farmer Freeway to Leach Highway Planning project.

Business cases announced in the 2020–21 Budget

As part of the 2020-21 Budget, the Australian Government has provided $26.5 million to the following three rail business cases:

  • Sydney to Newcastle Faster Rail—Planning PDF: 1908 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Improving connectivity to Port of Melbourne—Business Case PDF: 2106 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Perth to Bunbury Faster Rail Corridor Investigation PDF: 1355 KB ReadSpeaker

In addition, $20 million was brought forward for the Port of Brisbane Further Planning rail business case.

Business cases announced in the 2019–20 Budget

In the 2019–20 Budget, the Government announced an allocation of funding for 18 new business cases, totaling $169 million.

Business cases announced in the 2018–19 Budget

Information about business cases announced in the 2018–19 Budget: