Victoria’s biggest transport program

We are coordinating an unprecedented number of transport projects across Victoria.

$70bof transport projects being delivered

119major road and rail projects

15,000+people in jobs

About Victoria’s Big Build

Victoria is currently in a transport construction boom with 119 major road and rail projects being delivered. It’s not just about current works, with significant planning also underway for a number of projects that are set to transform the way Victorians travel. Highlights of Victoria’s Big Build include:

About the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority

The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority was established on 1 January 2019 to oversee the major transport projects in planning and construction and is comprised of the following project teams:

  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • North East Link Project
  • West Gate Tunnel Project
  • Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Rail Projects Victoria

The Authority is headed up by the Director-General, Corey Hannett and is supported by a team of people with expertise in planning and delivering major transport projects in the fields of safety, resource planning, legal, commercial, community engagement, policy and finance.

The Authority works closely with the Department of Transport to ensure major construction activities and disruptions are coordinated across the network. This includes plans to keep people moving through major work periods. We also work with industry to ensure it has the skilled workers needed to deliver Victoria’s massive construction program.

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More construction, more jobs

These projects, combined with many more local road upgrades and public transport improvements, mean more jobs for Victorians. This massive overhaul of our transport network is creating tens of thousands of jobs.

Visit our jobs portal for current vacancies on these projects across the private and public sectors.

Recycled First

Recycled First is an initiative of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, which will identify ways for the Victorian Government to use more recycled materials and build purposely greener infrastructure.

The policy brings a uniform approach to the existing ‘ad hoc’ use of recycled products on major transport infrastructure projects, and aims to drive greater use of these materials, encourage innovation and develop demand for recycled materials.

Recycled First will apply to the use of recycled and reused materials that meet existing standards and specifications for road and rail projects. It will see optimised use of recycled aggregates, glass, plastic, timber, steel, ballast, crushed brick, crumb rubber, reclaimed asphalt pavement and organics, prioritised over the use of virgin materials.

The policy will not set mandatory minimum requirements or targets. Instead, a project-by-project approach will allow contractors to liaise with recycled materials suppliers to determine if there are adequate supplies of the necessary products for their project.

Future projects across Victoria’s Big Build will require:

  • bidders to demonstrate how they will optimise the use of recycled materials
  • contractors to report on the types and volumes of recycled products they used.

This is just the start of several initiatives designed to help Victorian businesses to grow in new ways and create high-value jobs in advanced recycling and construction technologies.

For more information, get in touch with the team at contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au or on 1800 105 105.

Keeping you informed

There are a number of ways you can stay informed about major transport projects and any disruptions on the network. This website features an interactive map showing the location and timing of any major disruptions as well as travel alternatives. You can plan your public transport journey via the PTV Journey Planner or visit VicTraffic for more information about travel conditions and incidents.

Each project has a dedicated communications strategy using methods such as advertising, notifications/newsletters in letterboxes, emails, signage, flyers, social media, website information and videos. Get in touch with us if you have a specific question or concern about works and projects in your area.

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