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Justice

Integrated justice facilities the priority for next 30 years

Infrastructure Victoria has today recommended greater integration of justice and human services, introducing a new police hotline for non-urgent calls, new courts in growth areas and new police station supersites, as part of the draft of the state’s first ever 30-year infrastructure strategy. The independent authority’s draft strategy lays out a pipeline of new and […]

Health

Draft strategy addresses growing demand for health care

Infrastructure Victoria has today recommended major hospital refurbishments, digital health initiatives, community health hubs and a review of planning provisions for aged care facilities as part of the draft 30-year infrastructure strategy. The independent authority’s draft strategy lays out a pipeline of new and expanded infrastructure – including investment in mental health facilities – alongside […]

Draft 30 Year Infrastructure Strategy

Draft 30-year infrastructure strategy provides path to future

Infrastructure Victoria has today released a draft of Victoria’s first ever statewide, cross-sector infrastructure strategy for the next 30 years. The draft strategy, now open for consultation, takes the unprecedented step of looking at every aspect of infrastructure for the state across nine sectors covering everything from education to transport, telecommunications, energy and justice. The […]

Housing

Draft strategy tackles affordable housing shortage

Infrastructure Victoria has today called for a major investment in affordable and social housing for Victoria’s most vulnerable as one of the top priorities of its draft 30-year infrastructure strategy. According to Infrastructure Victoria’s estimates, up to 100,000 low income Victorians are currently living under extreme financial stress and without access to affordable housing – […]

Planning

Shaping Victoria’s growth over the next 30 years

Infrastructure Victoria has today recommended increasing density in established areas, particularly near railway stations and employment centres, to make better use of existing infrastructure as part of its draft 30-year strategy. The independent authority’s draft strategy lays out a pipeline of initiatives, including policy and reform changes to better align infrastructure and land use planning. […]

Regional

Improved ICT and transport top regional priorities

Infrastructure Victoria has today recommended upgrades to regional rail lines and highways, new and expanded bus and coach services and expanding digital health and information technology infrastructure as part of its draft 30-year infrastructure strategy. Infrastructure Victoria Chief Executive Michel Masson said the draft strategy laid out a pipeline of new projects alongside policies and […]

Public Transport

Draft 30-year infrastructure strategy’s public transport pipeline

Infrastructure Victoria has today recommended a new rail line to Melbourne Airport, a tram to Fisherman’s Bend and a major overhaul of the bus network as part of the draft of the state’s first ever cross-sector infrastructure strategy. The independent authority’s draft strategy lays out a pipeline of major public transport projects – including a […]

Sustainability

Sustainability at the heart of draft infrastructure strategy

Infrastructure Victoria has today recommended stormwater harvesting, cost-reflective energy pricing and expanding ‘green infrastructure’ as part of its draft 30-year infrastructure strategy. The independent authority’s draft 30-year infrastructure strategy also recommends a policy for an orderly transition away from brown coal stations to create a more sustainable future for the state. Infrastructure Victoria Chief Executive […]

Road

Draft 30-year infrastructure strategy tackles road congestion

Infrastructure Victoria has today recommended a network-wide transport pricing regime and new motorways – including North East Link and the Outer Metropolitan Ring Road– as part of its draft 30-year infrastructure strategy. Infrastructure Victoria Chief Executive Michel Masson said the draft strategy combined state-shaping major projects, with improved maintenance programs and policies and reforms which […]

Preparing Advice On Victoria

Preparing advice on Victoria’s future ports capacity

Infrastructure Victoria has today released a discussion paper and invited stakeholders and the community to join the conversation on the future capacity of Victoria’s container ports. As an independent authority, Infrastructure Victoria has been requested by the Victorian Special Minister of State to provide advice on the need, timing and location of a second container […]

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