Victorians deserve the best in infrastructure and services, from schools to hospitals, public transport, roads and community safety. But as Victoria’s population increases and technology progresses, what we demand from our infrastructure will also change.
The Victorian Infrastructure Plan responds to Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year Infrastructure Strategy, released in December 2016. Each of Infrastructure Victoria’s 137 recommendations has been carefully considered. The Victorian Government has accepted 134 recommendations, in full, in part or in principle. The reasoning behind government’s response to each of the recommendations can be found in Chapter 3. Our approach recognises the importance of strengthening our infrastructure resilience in partnership with government, the public and the private sectors.
The Victorian Infrastructure Plan also outlines the Victorian Government’s priorities over the next five years and beyond. This provides certainty for industry on the forward investment pipeline and longer term directions. At the same time, the government will continue to deliver state-shaping infrastructure projects to meet current demand and prepare us for the future.
We also recognise that we need to do more than just build new infrastructure. The Victorian Infrastructure Plan tackles how we can get the most from our existing assets, from maintenance and minor works through to new policy directions and adoption of new technologies.
The Victorian Infrastructure Plan priorities and future directions are informed by the nine critical sectors where infrastructure policy and delivery will be fundamental to Victoria’s future prosperity. These sectors and a selection of significant investments are further detailed in Chapter 2.