Colac Otway, Greater Geelong, Queenscliffe and Surf Coast
Infrastructure Victoria is updating Victoria’s 30-year Infrastructure Strategy. The update will make sure our advice on infrastructure needs for Victoria:
The draft strategy (28.9 MB, PDF) presents a vision for a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable Victoria.
For three years we have researched and consulted with Victorians to prepare a draft strategy update. This work builds on the state’s first-ever 30-year strategy released in 2016. We are now seeking your feedback on the draft strategy to ensure the strategy can work for you and your community. Your feedback will inform preparation of the final strategy. We will table this in the Victorian Parliament in mid-2021.
Why do we need your feedback?
Infrastructure is more than roads, bridges, hospitals and schools. Infrastructure connects Victorians to their community, and to their jobs, education and environment. This document is a true draft. We expect the draft recommendations will change because of your feedback, new analysis and new information.
This is a draft strategy for all Victorians. We have listened to regional communities to understand their specific infrastructure needs. We are keen to hear more from all Victorians, including those in our metropolitan, regional and rural areas.
This strategy includes 95 draft recommendations seeking to better use existing infrastructure, manage demand, and help plan the timing and location of new infrastructure. They are divided into four themes:
Video 1: About Victoria’s Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy
Infrastructure Victoria is an independent advisory body providing expert advice to the Victorian Government about infrastructure needs and priorities.
We're responsible for developing a 30-year infrastructure strategy for Victoria.
And for updating this strategy every three to five years.
Much has changed in the four years since Victoria’s first 30-year infrastructure strategy.
Victoria, like the world, is responding to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Shortly before the virus took hold, Victoria also endured one of the worst fire seasons on record.
This took a heavy toll on communities, environments, and infrastructure.
These events highlight how situations can change rapidly, and that infrastructure plans must be adaptable.
The updated draft strategy is now ready for Victorians to review.
It contains 95 draft recommendations for infrastructure policies, reforms and projects to confront long-term challenges, manage urban change, harness infrastructure for productivity and growth and develop regional Victoria.
The draft recommendations are for all Victorians, and are based on extensive evidence, research and consultation.
The strategy provides a practical roadmap for action over the next 30 years, as well as short-term responses to help us recover from the pandemic and bushfires.
If adopted, these recommendations will have a big impact on all of us and support a thriving, inclusive and sustainable Victoria.
We’re inviting all Victorians to have their say on the draft strategy.
You can comment on all recommendations, or just the parts that interest you.
This is an opportunity for all communities across Victoria to help shape the future of our state.
To view the draft strategy or provide feedback online, visit www.infravic.com/30yearstrategy before February 26 2021.
We want to hear what’s important to you and what you value. We would also like to hear your feedback on draft recommendations for your region.
Tell us what is important for your region by clicking the relevant link below.
Colac Otway, Greater Geelong, Queenscliffe and Surf Coast
Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool and Pyrenees
Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe City, South Gippsland and Wellington
Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi and Strathbogie
Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians and Warrnambool
Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander
Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura and Swan Hill
Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta and Wodonga
Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack
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The regional tourism industry has been hit hard by bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic.
How can we support regional tourism recovery?
What support does the regional tourism industry need in the long term?
Digital connectivity is becoming more important in Victorians’ day-to-day experience. We need to ensure all Victorians have equal digital access.
What else can we do to improve internet access, particularly in regional Victoria?
Victoria’s transport network includes roads, public transport, cycling and walking.
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Now more than ever Victoria requires more homes for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
How much social housing should Victoria aim to build in the next ten years?
More people have used telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. Many patients now have access to health services through phone calls and online platforms.
What changes can assist people to keep using telehealth services?
Climate change and population growth are putting pressure on Victoria’s rivers and groundwater.
It’s time for Victorians to start using other water sources.
What are your thoughts about using recycled water for drinking?
Infrastructure planning, design and upgrading facilities supports diverse community needs.
How can we make council facilities fit for contemporary use?
Quality and well-located infrastructure is critical to keeping communities safe and functioning in times of natural disaster and other emergencies.
How can communities be involved in the recovery process?
We want to hear from all Victorians. There are many ways you can take part and share your views and experiences with us:
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