Infrastructure investment response to COVID-19
The Australian Government is committed to delivering our $100 billion, 10-year infrastructure pipeline. This long-term commitment to build the transport infrastructure Australians need to meet the challenges of a fast growing population, while improving safety and productivity, will support jobs and the economy to help stem the economic impact of COVID-19.
The Government is also working closely with state, territory and local governments to ensure the delivery of infrastructure pipelines, and to identify additional opportunities in the short term to support local jobs and firms.
The Australian Government will continue to support jobs by delivering $1.5 billion in infrastructure investment:
- $1 billion in funding for shovel ready projects that can commence within 6 months.
- $500 million for Targeted Road Safety Works delivered by states and territories that can be completed within 12 months.
This funding complements the Government's commitment of $500 million for local road and community infrastructure projects to be delivered by local governments.
These projects are crucial for helping to secure jobs and support the national economy to bounce back after COVID-19 by ensuring the safe transport connections needed for all of Australia to keep moving.
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