The Linking Victoria was a State Government program launched in 1999 to upgrade transport infrastructure in Victoria, Australia. If implemented, the estimate cost of the program would have been $3.5 billion, including improvements to road, rail and port networks.
Elements of the program included:
- An airport rail link from Melbourne Airport into central Melbourne, since deferred
- The Regional Fast Rail project upgrading passenger rail links in regional Victoria
- reopening country railway lines, including those to Bairnsdale, Ararat and Mildura. The latter project has been deferred
- The Geelong Freeway upgrade
- standardisation of railway gauges (deferred, and partially restarted in 2008)
- The Eastern Freeway extension to Ringwood
- Duplication of the Calder Highway to Bendigo
- Accident blackspot road safety program
- Development of the Port of Melbourne, constructing the Dock Link Road, investigating reinstatement of the Webb Dock railway line
- Joint private/public sector major redevelopment of Spencer Street Station
- "DOI - Linking Victoria". www.dpi.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 19 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
- "PREMIER UNVEILS LINKING VICTORIA PLAN TO BOOST JOBS AND INVESTMENT". Mirrored at www.railpage.org.au. 2000-02-28. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
- www.linkingvictoria.vic.gov.au - official site