After nearly three months in the role as Cheif Executive at Infrastructure Australia, Romilly Madew AO, reflects on the key milestones achieved to date and what to expect in the upcoming 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit and 2020 Infrastructure Priority List.

Queensland was mentioned throughout the address, in particular, the approval of the business case for future major upgrades to Queensland’s Bruce Highway and M1 Pacific Motorway. This was given the green light and The Priority List now includes three new Priority Projects for Queensland:  Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3: Edmonton to GordonvaleM1 Pacific Motorway (Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill) and M1 Pacific Motorway (Varsity Lakes to Tugun).

These upgrades are essential to communities across the state and are warmly welcomed. The Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor is a critical link to other parts of Queensland and to other interstate areas. The M1 Pacific Motorway projects propose improvements to one of the busiest roads in Queensland. Much of this traffic growth is being driven by population growth in South-East Queensland (SEQ), with an expected increase of 1.7 million people in this area between 2016 and 2041.

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