Creating jobs

Major road and rail infrastructure projects will drive Victoria’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, with investments in the Victorian Budget 2020/21 creating thousands of jobs for Victorians and preparing our transport system for generations to come.

We’re investing in the largest tram order in Victoria’s history, which will create local jobs, build the state’s advanced manufacturing capability and help Victorian workers and businesses to upskill in new transport technologies and techniques.

We know investment in maintenance delivers great economic benefits to the community and supports the creation of local jobs.

Victorians will benefit from stronger, smoother and safer roads thanks to an additional $411 million injection into road maintenance for surface replacement works, bridge strengthening works, routine maintenance and replacing intelligent transport systems like traffic signals and electronic signs. A new maintenance facility will be developed to keep our trams on track and up to scratch, and a further $187.6 million will go towards upgrades and maintenance on our V/Line network.

Victoria’s Big Build is creating a pipeline of work that provides good, long-term jobs for Victorians working directly on the projects and the wider supply chain – with every 100 jobs on the Big Build delivering an average of around 200 jobs across the economy. 

This continues the Victorian Government’s investment in vital infrastructure and services, helping grow the economy and supporting communities as they recover from the devastating economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.