Transport and infrastructure


The department oversees transport regulatory policy and legislation and is engaged in the delivery of a number of major transport projects, initiatives for local ports and the boating and fishing industries.

This approach is part of the government's integrated strategy to improve public and private transport, freight and ports efficiency and other major infrastructure in urban and rural Victoria.


Department website: Transport for Victoria

Strategies and initiatives

Freight Victoria

Freight Victoria has been established to coordinate the development of an efficient freight and logistics system for Victoria. Freight Victoria will lead the coordination and delivery of and report on the priorities and actions under the Victorian Freight Plan: Delivering the Goods.

Regional Rail Revival

The $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival program is a joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian governments and will upgrade stations, signalling and track across Victoria.

Regional Rail Revival will deliver major upgrades to every regional passenger line in Victoria and create more than 1000 jobs.

Regional Network Development Plan

The Victorian Government has launched the Regional Network Development Plan – the first-ever long term initiative to improve public transport in regional Victoria.

Fairer fare enforcement

From 1 January 2017, a new approach to fare compliance will be introduced to Victoria.

Cycling strategies

The Victorian Government is committed to delivering cycling projects and programs that focus on safety and increasing cycling participation across Victoria.

Construction Industry Leadership Forum

The Construction Industry Leadership Forum (CILF) is a joint forum of leaders from industry and the Victorian and New South Wales public sectors that convenes at least every six months to drive improved collaboration and action around procurement and delivery of major government infrastructure projects, including addressing capability and capacity constraints.

More information on the CILF's purpose and objectives can be found in the public communique Construction Industry Leadership Forum (PDF 176.74 KB)PDF icon Construction Industry Leadership Forum (DOCX 487.28 KB)DOCX icon released in August 2017.


Victoria's Big Build

The Victorian Government is currently building over 40 major road and rail projects, and planning for many more. Find out more information about these projects, the disruptions on the transport network and jobs opportunities on Victoria's Big Build.

Major Road Projects

Major Road Projects Authority is a dedicated government body charged with planning and delivering major road projects for Victoria. Key projects include Chandler Highway, Mordialloc Freeway, Streamlining Hoddle Street, and the $4 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade.

Regional Rail Revival

The $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival program will upgrade every regional passenger train line in Victoria, creating over 1,000 jobs. It is a joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian .

West Gate Tunnel Project

The $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel project will provide an alternative river crossing to the West Gate Bridge, quicker and safer journeys, and better freight access to Melbourne's port.

North East Link

North East Link will connect Melbourne's freeway network between an upgraded Eastern Freeway from Springvale Road to the M80 Ring Road.

It will be a safe and efficient freeway connection for 100,000 vehicles a day, slashing travel times, getting trucks off local roads and linking key growth areas in the north and south-east. 

Monash Freeway Upgrade

The Monash Freeway Upgrade will improve safety and reliability along the 44 kilometres between Chadstone and Pakenham, extending what is already Australia's longest stretch of managed motorway.

CityLink Tulla Widening

The CityLink Tulla Widening project involves adding new lanes and other measures to improve traffic flow across 24 kilometres of freeway between the CityLink tunnels and Melbourne Airport.

Metro Tunnel Project

The Metro Tunnel project's twin nine-kilometre tunnels will take two of the busiest rail lines out of the City Loop, creating space for more trains to run more often across Melbourne's rail network and transforming it into an international style metro system.

Level Crossing Removal Project

A coordinated program to remove 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2022. The project also includes upgrades or construction of more than 20 train stations, laying kilometres of new track, and associated rail improvements.

Port of Melbourne Port Capacity Project

The Port Capacity Project will ensure the Port of Melbourne continues to benefit from the economic advantage of being the main container freight hub of Australia.

Murray Basin Rail Project

The $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project will upgrade Victoria's freight network by standardising and increasing the axle loading of the rail freight lines servicing the state's north west.

High Capacity Metro Trains Project

The $2.3 billion High Capacity Metro Trains Project is putting 65 bigger, better trains into service on Melbourne's busiest rail line. Suppliers across Victoria are involved in manufacturing, with the first train ready for passengers on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines from mid-2019 and the 65th train delivered in 2023. The project is resulting in 1,100 local jobs.

Grants, awards and scholarships

Boating safety and facilities program

The boating safety and facilities program offers grant-based funding opportunities, playing an important role in making boating safer and more accessible for all Victorians.

Divisional owners and entities

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