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 April, we will form a number of potential future scenarios. We will use these scenarios to understand how different developments and decisions about automated and zero emissions vehicles could impact the state’s future.

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

Infrastructure Victoria will consult with stakeholders and industry throughout the development of the advice.

How can you contribute?

Infrastructure Victoria is welcoming contributions on the target outcomes Victoria should aim to achieve and the key areas that we should consider as we develop this advice.

In addition, if you or your organisation has developed any materials that would be relevant for us to review, feel free to attach them to your submission. If your material is confidential, please note this in your submission and the upload form.

Submissions will be published on the Infrastructure Victoria website when consultation has closed, and we will issue a summary of the input received through this consultation process in May 2018. If you do not wish your submission to be published, you can indicate that on the consultation website at the time of submission.

Following this initial round of consultation, we will release our evidence base for the advice later this year and ask for input again from stakeholders.

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