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Billions of dollars in federal funding will be pulled from 80 road and rail planned projects across the country, in a broad review of the nation’s 10-year infrastructure pipeline.

Among the defunded projects is the long-anticipated fast rail to Geelong, a rail line extension past Frankston and improvements to the M80 Ring Road.

Render of aerial of the M80 Ring Road and Greensborough interchange built as part of the North East Link.

So which projects will be axed, and which will be saved in your local area?

Metropolitan Melbourne


  • Camberwell Road / Monteath Avenue / Redfern Road intersection upgrade
  • Calder Freeway – Gap Road to the M80 Ring Road
  • Western Freeway Upgrade – M80 Ring Road to Ferris Road
  • Frankston to Baxter rail upgrade
  • Mornington Peninsula Freeway upgrade
  • Business case for Melbourne inland rail intermodal terminal
  • Improving connectivity to Port of Melbourne – business case

Fishermans Bend will have a transport link plannedCredit: Joe Armao


  • Port Rail shuttle
  • M80 Ring Road upgrade
  • Mickleham Road upgrade
  • Fishermans Bend transport link feasibility study
  • Madden Grove level crossing removal study, Burnley
  • Melbourne Intermodal Terminal – planning and development
  • Melbourne Airport Rail Link
  • East West Link – western section (stage two)
  • Western Freeway upgrade between Melton and Caroline Springs – business case
  • Commuter car park upgrades – Ringwood
  • Yarra Boulevard upgrade
  • Commuter car park upgrade – Sandringham Line – Elsternwick
  • Commuter car park upgrades – Bentleigh
  • Suburban roads upgrades – northern roads
  • Canterbury Road upgrade
  • Monash Freeway upgrade
  • Narre Warren North Road upgrade
  • Pakenham Roads upgrade
  • Princes Highway intersection upgrades – Pakenham to Beaconsfield
  • Clyde Road upgrade
  • Hall Road upgrade
  • Henderson Road upgrades
  • Commuter car park upgrade – Berwick railway station
  • Commuter car park upgrade – Frankston Line – Frankston
  • Commuter car park upgrade – Pakenham Line – Pakenham and Pakenham East
  • Uralla Road and Nepean Highway intersection upgrade
  • Commuter car park upgrade – Eltham station
  • Fitzsimons Lane and Main Road corridor, Eltham
  • Outer Metropolitan Ring Rail South
  • Kananook car park
  • Boronia Road and Lewis Road intersection upgrade
  • Ison Road Overpass
  • Suburban Rail Loop East
  • Suburban Roads upgrades – south-eastern roads
  • Tooronga Road level crossing removal study, Tooronga
  • Ballarat Road and Hulett Street intersection upgrade
  • Wollert Rail feasibility study (BFT)
  • Outer Metropolitan Ring / E6 Corridor – detailed business case

North Victoria


  • Goulburn Valley Highway – Shepparton bypass stage one
  • McKoy Street – Hume Freeway intersection upgrade
  • Rutherglen heavy vehicle alternative route

Peak hour traffic on the Monash Freeway.Credit: Wayne Taylor


  • Bendigo/Echuca rail line upgrade
  • Commuter car park upgrades – northern lines
  • Hume Freeway – Watson Street to the M80 Ring Road
  • Macedon and Mitchell Shire roads
  • Shepparton rail line upgrade – stage three
  • Toowoomba to Seymour – Victoria – safety barriers between Seymour and Shepparton
  • Echuca to Robinvale – project scoping
  • Northern Rail plan
  • Shepparton rail line upgrade
  • Toowoomba to Seymour – Victoria – project scoping and development

    North-east Victoria


    • Maroondah Highway and Bellara Drive intersection upgrade
    • Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
    • North East Link
    • Ballarat to Ouyen – scoping and development

    The federal government will withdraw funding for the Geelong Fast RailCredit: Luis Ascui

    North-west Victoria


    • Western Highway – Ballarat to Stawell duplication
    • Ballarat intermodal freight hub
    • Ballarat to Ouyen – Birchip-Rainbow Road – Mcloughlans Road intersection upgrade
    • Camerons Lane interchange
    • Melbourne to Mildura – overtaking lanes
    • Melbourne to Mildura – project development and preconstruction
    • Murray Basin Freight Rail Project (Off-Network)

    South-east Victoria


    • Forest Drive and Nepean Highway intersection upgrade
    • Frankston-Flinders Road upgrade, Balnarring
    • Midland Highway and Clyde Road intersection upgrade
    • Western Port Highway upgrade

    Artist’s impression of Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop.

    South-west Victoria


    • Geelong Fast Rail


    • Geelong Rail Line upgrade
    • South Geelong to Waurn Ponds duplication
    • Thompson Road, North Geelong
    • Wendouree Station – local traffic calming
    • Cape Otway Road and Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road intersection upgrade
    • Corio-Waurn Ponds Road, Geelong, Separation Street Bridge improvements
    • Dairy Supply Chain Road upgrades
    • Murradoc Road upgrade
    • Geelong-Portarlington Road and Wilsons Road intersection upgrade
    • Surf Coast Highway, Reserve Road, Felix Street intersection improvements
    • Barwon Heads Road upgrade – stage two
    • Green Triangle – bridge upgrades
    • Grubb Road upgrade, Ocean Grove

    East Victoria


    • Bonang Road upgrade, Bonang

    A dramatically widened Eastern Freeway – shown here with more than 20 lanes – is part of the North East Link project.Credit: Victorian government

    • Gippsland Logistics Precinct stage two (RGF)
    • Gippsland Rail Line upgrade
    • Mallacoota-Genoa Road upgrade
    • Plymouth Road improvements
    • Princes Highway East – Bullock Island – bridge and associated works
    • Princes Highway East – complete the duplication between Traralgon and Sale
    • Princes Highway East – Lakes Entrance East – Princes Highway safety upgrades
    • Princes Highway East – Marine Parade improvement works, Lakes Entrance

    West Victoria

    The proposed suburban rail loop would intersect with 10 other rail lines.Credit: The Age


    • Glenelg Highway and Eurambeen-Streatham Road intersection upgrade
    • Princes Highway West – Blue Church intersection upgrade
    • Warrnambool Rail Line upgrade – stage two
    • Western Freeway realignment at Pykes Creek (Ballarat bound)
    • Western Rail Plan – further planning



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