Last chance to have your say on Victoria’s draft 30-year infrastructure strategy

Friday 28 October 2016

Infrastructure Victoria is calling on Victorians to have their say on its draft 30-year infrastructure strategy before public consultation closes on Monday 31 October.

The draft strategy takes the unprecedented step of looking at every aspect of infrastructure statewide across nine sectors covering everything from education to transport, telecommunications, energy and justice over the next 30 years .

The independent authority has put forward 134 recommendations worth around $100 billion to address the current and future needs of Victorians across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

More than 70 per cent of the recommendations are relevant to the whole state, with more than 100 recommendations either broadly or specifically relevant to regional Victoria.

Infrastructure Victoria Chief Executive Michel Masson reminded stakeholders and the broader community to provide their feedback before the closing date.

“As this is the final round of public consultation, we are reminding all our stakeholders and the broader community this is your last chance to have your say before we deliver the final strategy to Parliament,” he said.  

“We encourage all Victorians to look at the draft strategy and tell us if our priorities are right,” Mr Masson said.

Consultation on the draft strategy closes on 31 October. To read the draft strategy and supporting technical documents, or provide feedback, visit our consultation website.

ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE VICTORIA                      

Established in October 2015, Infrastructure Victoria is Victoria’s independent authority on infrastructure.

Infrastructure Victoria is responsible for developing a 30-year infrastructure strategy for the whole state, undertaking research and providing advice to government on infrastructure matters.

ABOUT THE 30-YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY

Infrastructure Victoria has been tasked with developing the state’s first ever statewide, cross-sector infrastructure strategy to guide infrastructure planning decisions over the next 30 years.

Following consultation on the draft strategy, the final strategy will be delivered to Parliament by the end of 2016.

After the release of the strategy, the Victorian Government has 12 months to release its five year plan for infrastructure priorities.