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Victorian Major Projects Pipeline

The Victorian Major Projects Pipeline has been designed to make it easier for businesses, suppliers and contractors to contribute to the major projects that will transform the state over the next decade and beyond.

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New projects 2023-24

Project nameTEI rangeProject description
Best Start, Best Life: Infrastructure500 million - <1 billionBest Start, Best Life: Infrastructure will continue delivery of new and expanded early learning infrastructure as part of the Best Start, Best Life initiative to progressively transition four-year-old kindergarten to Pre-Prep.

This initiative will contribute to building new facilities across the state to open in 2026 and 2027, including new early learning facilities on government school sites and low-fee non-government school sites, and expanding existing services. This initiative will also contribute towards building 50 government-owned Early Learning Centres in communities that have the greatest need for more childcare places. Funding is also provided for land acquisition.
Better aged care services for regional Victorians (regional various) 100 million - <250 millionBetter aged care services for regional Victorians will continue the Rural and Regional Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services (PSRACS) Revitalisation Strategy to build three new PSRACS in the following locations to deliver better aged care services for regional Victorians:

• Cohuna District Hospital campus
• Maffra District Hospital campus
• Numurkah Hospital campus.

The developments will provide communities with access to modern purpose designed facilities that can support residents with complex care needs and deliver necessary privacy and independence.
Clyde Road upgrade (metropolitan southeast)TBCThis project is expected add a lane to Clyde Road in each direction and upgrade intersections at Clyde Road and Kangan Drive, and Clyde Road and the Princes Freeway.
Cooling our public housing towers (metropolitan) 100 million - <250 millionCooling our public housing towers will install air conditioners in Victoria’s public housing high-rise tower dwellings which are home to over 13,000 Victorians across more than 40 towers.
Essential maintenance and compliance (statewide) 100 million - <250 millionEssential maintenance and compliance will provide funding to government schools for maintenance and compliance programs, including the:

• Student Resource Package Maintenance and Minor Works program to fund schools for regular and routine maintenance
• Student Resource Package Ground Allowance to fund schools to maintain outdoor facilities and grounds.
• Accessible Buildings Program Funding is provided to continue to improve access to school facilities for students with disabilities and additional needs. Facility modifications may include ramps and handrails, alterations to toilet and shower facilities and adjustments for students with vision or hearing impairments.
• Funding is provided to government schools for maintenance and compliance programs, including addressing defects in priority assets through the Planned Maintenance Program.
Kananook Train Maintenance Facility Stage 2 (metropolitan)250 million - <500 millionKananook Train Maintenance Facility Stage 2 will expand the Kananook train stabling facility on the Frankston line, delivering additional stabling and maintenance capacity to support metropolitan train service and network resilience.
Kinder for every three-year-old - funding for facilities to support three-year-old kinder programs (statewide) 100 million - <250 millionFunding is provided to continue delivery of three-year-old kinder, including the infrastructure required to increase capacity. This initiative will contribute to building new facilities on government school sites.
Melton Line Upgrade (statewide)500 million - <1 billionThis project will upgrade the Melton line, build extra stabling and upgrade stations to deliver better train services and increase train capacity on the western rail corridor.
Metro Tunnel readiness (metropolitan)100 million - <250 millionMetro Tunnel readiness project will continue preparation activities for day one operations of the Metro Tunnel, including recruitment and training of train drivers and other critical staff, trial operations, developing wayfinding and customer information, and bus network changes to align with the Metro Tunnel station locations.

Funding is also provided for the enabling works and facilities to support the Metro Tunnel network integration and operations.
More VLocity trains (regional)500 million - <1 billionMore VLocity trains project will deliver 23 new VLocity trains to enable capacity uplifts on the Melton line through running nine-car services, as well as improving comfort by retiring ageing classic fleet trains on the Geelong and Melton corridors.

The new trains will be manufactured in Victoria, supporting a significant number of local manufacturing and supply chain jobs. These new trains will continue the replacement of the classic fleet and improve reliability, accessibility, and passenger experience on the regional network.
New schools construction (statewide)500 million - <1 billionFunding is provided to build nine new schools, contributing to the Government’s commitment to open 100 new schools across the state by 2026.

The following six new schools will be built to open in 2025:
• Clyde North Primary School (Interim Name)
• Clyde North Secondary College (Interim Name)
• Pakenham North West Primary School (Interim Name)
• Riverdale North Primary School (Interim Name)
• Thompsons West Primary School (Interim Name)
• Wollert Central Primary School (Interim Name).

The following three new schools will be built to open in 2026:
• Fishermans Bend Primary School (Interim Name)
• Lockerbie Secondary College (Interim Name)
• Point Cook South P-9 College (Interim Name).

Additional stages of new schools will also be constructed at two recently opened schools:
• Clyde Secondary College
• Greenvale Secondary College.

Funding is also provided for planning and early works for three new schools to open in 2026:
• Casey Central Primary School (Interim Name)
• Lockerbie Specialist School (Interim Name)
• Point Cook South Specialist School (Interim Name).
New Tarneit railway station (Tarneit)100 million - <250 millionThe new station at Tarneit West will include a pedestrian crossing, a four-bay bus interchange and parking for up to 400 commuters. The station will be located on Davis Road and in conjunction with the planning for a new Truganina station, it will better connect the growing suburbs in the west to the CBD.
Next generation computer aided dispatch system for Triple Zero (statewide)TBCNext generation computer aided dispatch system for Triple Zero project will implement a new computer system to support emergency services Triple Zero call taking and dispatch functions. The new system will increase emergency call handling capacity and support improvements to operational response times.
Pakenham Roads upgrade (Pakenham)TBCThe project is expected to include the duplication of Racecourse Road between the Princes Freeway and Henry Street in Pakenham, and the upgrade of the McGregor Road and Racecourse Road interchanges. This includes the signalisation of the intersection at Bald Hill Road, an upgrade of the Princes Freeway overpass, upgrading the McGregor Road interchange with the Pakenham Bypass, new freeway ramps and the widening of McGregor Road between the northern freeway roundabout and Webster Way.
Redevelopment of Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women's Hospital (Arden/Parkville) 1 billion - <5 billionThis project will commence redeveloping the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital. The initial investment will build a new hospital tower at the Arden precinct creating more than 400 beds and treatment spaces.

This investment will also be a catalyst to activate the Arden Biotechnology precinct which will be linked to the Parkville medical precinct by train stations from the Metro Tunnel.

This project will also prepare the world-renowned Parkville Health precinct for future redevelopment including upgrades to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a delivering new private hospital at Parkville providing between 190 and 300 beds. The redeveloped Parkville site will continue to focus on emergency, trauma and acute care.
Relocatable Buildings Program – providing relocatable buildings to meet growing demand (statewide) 100 million - <250 millionFunding is provided to procure relocatable buildings to relieve pressure at schools that are reaching their capacity and to provide additional functional spaces for learning.Funding is also provided for the operating costs associated with the Relocatable Buildings Program.
Road blitz to get families home sooner and safer (statewide)500 million - <1 billionRoad blitz to get families home sooner and safer project will upgrade key roads and intersections in our major growth areas and regions to improve network efficiency, travel times and road safety.
Road maintenance and renewal (statewide)1 billion - <5 billionThese works will support the productivity of the Victorian road network and improve road safety by providing additional funding over 10 years to undertake road pavement works across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. This will include routine maintenance, road resurfacing and rehabilitation, bridge and drainage repair works, and asset data collection.
South Dynon Train Maintenance Facility Stage 2 (statewide)250 million - <500 millionThis project will increase the capacity of the South Dynon Train Maintenance Facility to maintain the expanding VLocity train fleet. This will also support delivery of committed service uplifts and more reliable services on the regional network.
Twenty-five more level crossing removals by 2030 (Level Crossing Removal) (metropolitan various)5 billion and aboveThe Level Crossing Removal Program is the elimination of Victoria's most dangerous and congested level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne. In 2023, an additional 25 level crossing removals were announced, to be completed by 2030. This increased the total number to be removed to 110, in addition to other rail network upgrades such as new train stations, track duplication and train stabling yards. This project will improve travel times, enhance safety for commuters and create more accessible communities.

Commonwealth Infrastructure Investment Review: In April 2023, the Commonwealth Government announced a review of its Infrastructure Investment Program. Several projects that may be subject to the review have had their TEIs and associated dates changed to ‘TBC’ to reflect uncertainty associated with the review.

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Reviewed 31 August 2023

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