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Infrastructure Victoria published the evidence base that will inform its advice to government, including a suite of technical reports and analysis and an overarching Evidence base report that discusses the results, in August 2018.

The evidence base looked at what the benefits and impacts to Victoria could be from automated and zero emissions vehicles, based on the future scenarios we defined earlier this year. Our research looked at ten different topic areas, including energy, transport and land use modelling, ICT and finance.

The full suite of reports are available to download from the Document Library.

Stakeholder submissions were made throughout August 2018, and can be downloaded from the submissions page.

What is this advice?

Infrastructure Victoria is pleased to be leading a groundbreaking new report on how the state can best prepare for the vehicles of the future, using an evidence-based approach to form clear and practical recommendations.

The Victorian Government has asked Infrastructure Victoria to consult with industry and stakeholders, and to conduct research and analysis into what infrastructure the state needs to enable automated (self-driving) vehicles and zero emission vehicles. Infrastructure Victoria has also been asked to deliver advice on the potential timing and implications of these infrastructure changes.

How are we going to do it?

The advice will be delivered in two parts. In May 2018, we released a report from the first phase which outlines a number of potential future scenarios. You can download a report on the scenarios and watch a short video on the Infrastructure Victoria website. We then used these scenarios to develop our evidence base, which details the potential benefits and impacts to Victoria of automated and zero emissions vehicles.

In October, we will deliver Infrastructure Victoria’s advice to the Special Minister of State. This advice will make recommendations about actions to be taken and decisions to be made to prepare Victoria for the introduction of automated and zero emission vehicles. Where decisions cannot be made until there is greater certainty about key variables, such as technology changes, we will indicate what the triggers are for these decisions.

To read more about the advice request, as well as the terms of reference, visit the Infrastructure Victoria website.