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Harnessing the competitive strengths of Victoria’s regions

Victorians living regionally have been through a lot in recent years. Devastating bushfires, floods, droughts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have taken a heavy toll on regional and rural Victorians, their communities, environments and infrastructure. But with every challenge comes opportunity, as time and time again regional Victorians have shown their resilience and ability to […]

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Let’s make public transport fares cheaper to get Melbourne moving again

The next time you touch on your Myki, consider this: up to 70% of peak bus services are running at less than a third of their capacity. Despite this, we charge the same fare for these buses as we do for long distance train commutes during peak hour. The price for a metropolitan, zone 1 […]

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Transporting Melbourne’s recovery: immediate policy actions to get Melbourne moving

As restrictions start to ease across Melbourne, permanent off-peak discounts for public transport, cheaper fares for buses, flexible start and finish times for workers and safer cycling infrastructure is key to getting the city and the state’s economy moving again. In this webinar, we look at the findings of our report on Transporting Melbourne’s recovery. […]

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More investment in libraries needed to bridge Victoria’s digital divide

When was the last time you dropped into your local library? If you’re finding that it’s been a while, you might want to dust off that old library card as a lot has changed in recent times. In an increasingly digital age, Victoria’s public libraries are offering more than just books for loan, they’re building […]

Resignation of Infrastructure Victoria CEO Michel Masson

Statement from Infrastructure Victoria Chair Jim Miller It is with mixed feelings that I confirm Infrastructure Victoria’s inaugural CEO, Michel Masson, will end his tenure with the organisation at the end of this month. Michel has led Infrastructure Victoria since early 2016, during which time he has been the driving force in establishing our organisation […]


Community infrastructure lagging in Melbourne’s growth suburbs

Population growth is rapidly outstripping the supply of vital social infrastructure in Melbourne’s seven fastest growing local government areas, a new report by the state’s independent infrastructure advisory body shows. Infrastructure Victoria’s latest research, Social infrastructure in Melbourne’s growth areas, finds that Wyndham, for example, has one aquatic recreation centre for every 149,000 residents, compared […]

Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021-2051 Q&A webinar

Victoria’s infrastructure strategy Q&A webinar now live

Infrastructure Victoria held a live Q&A webinar to explain the 94 recommendations in Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021-2051. Attendees heard from CEO Michel Masson, Director of Economics and Research Llewellyn Reynders and Deputy CEO Jonathan Spear. You can view the slides here or watch the recording below.  

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Jim Miller: Victoria still faces some big challenges over the coming decades

  Anyone working in infrastructure planning laughs and cringes at the very mention of Utopia – the hilarious TV show set at the fictional government agency, the Nation Building Authority. It’s possible, like me, they’ve been asked to draw comparisons between the program and their own organisation at more than one barbecue. As chair of […]

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Improved access to transport and services needed, especially in outer growth areas and regions

  Four key transport projects delivered over the next 30 years will better connect Victorians to jobs, services and each other, says the state’s independent advisory body, Infrastructure Victoria. Presented to the Victorian Parliament today, Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021–2051 makes 94 recommendations worth around $100 billion, spanning many types of infrastructure and based on extensive […]

Gas advice webinar now live

Infrastructure Victoria held an online Q&A webinar to share the key early findings from the Towards 2050: Gas infrastructure in a zero emissions economy interim report. Attendees heard from Project Director Elissa McNamara, CEO Michel Masson and Deputy CEO Jonathan Spear. You can view the slides here, or watch the recording below.

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