Infrastructure Victoria is an independent advisory body with three functions:
1) preparing a 30-year infrastructure strategy for Victoria, which we review and update every three to five years;
2) providing written advice to government on specific infrastructure matters;
3) publishing research on infrastructure related issues;
Infrastructure Victoria also supports the development of sectoral infrastructure plans by government departments and agencies. The aim of Infrastructure Victoria is to take a long-term, evidence-based view of infrastructure planning and inform community discussion about infrastructure provision. Infrastructure Victoria does not directly oversee or fund infrastructure projects.
Since Infrastructure Victoria released the state’s first 30-year infrastructure strategy in 2016, the Victorian Government has allocated billions of dollars in investment for new infrastructure; first to support population growth, and then in response to Victoria’s devastating bushfires and the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has produced record infrastructure investment on new transport, health, education, social housing and tourism infrastructure. Of the 137 strategy recommendations in the 2016 infrastructure strategy, over 90% have commenced or been completed
This updated 30-year strategy charts the next stage of Victoria’s infrastructure journey. It is the culmination of years of work, reflects the current environment, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and draws upon the input of thousands of Victorians. It makes recommendations to help achieve Victoria’s long-term objectives including enhancing productivity, building resilience, responding to climate change, and meeting the social and economic needs of Victorians so they can build flourishing, meaningful, and prosperous lives.
Visit the website here or download the report below.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.