The Marshall Government has welcomed the Morrison Government’s $2.6 billion investment in South Australian road infrastructure.
The massive infrastructure spend in South Australia supports the record infrastructure pipeline announced in the Marshall Government’s first State Budget.
Some of the key projects announced in the Federal Budget include;
- $1.5 billion for the North-South Corridor (in addition to the previously announced $1.21 billion);
- $115.5 million towards the Torrens Road (Ovingham) level crossing upgrade;
- $85.5 million towards the Brighton Road (Hove) level crossing upgrade;
- $97 million for congestion busting intersection upgrades, including Portrush/Magill Road intersection, Fullarton/Cross Road intersection and Springbank/Goodwood/Daws Road intersection;
- $17.5 million towards the Glen Osmond and Fullarton Road intersection upgrade;
- $9.5 million towards the Main North Road/Nottage Terrace upgrade;
- $6.5 million towards the Main North Road/McIntyre Road/Kings Road upgrade;
- $9.5 million towards the Grand Junction Road/Hampstead Road upgrade;
- $73.6 million for the duplication of Victor Harbor Road between Main South Road and McLaren Vale;
- $44 million towards Horrocks Highway improvements;
- $220 million for regional roads through the Roads of Strategic Importance fund;
- Up to $200 million towards upgrades to the Princes Highway; and,
- $114.4 million for further key regional road safety upgrades.
“The Marshall Government has been able to successfully work with the Federal Government to deliver a massive $2.6 billion in new infrastructure funding for South Australia in this Federal Budget,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“This massive injection of Federal Government funding will underpin a strong construction industry in South Australia and help to secure thousands of construction jobs over the coming years.
“We’ve seen a $2.7 billion commitment towards the completion of the final remaining stage of the North-South Corridor, with enough funding in the forward estimates to begin land acquisition and other early works.
“The Federal Government is also partnering with the State Government to bust traffic congestion around metropolitan Adelaide, with a host of intersection upgrades and important level crossings.
“There’s also more than half a billion dollars in Federal Government funding in this Budget to upgrade regional roads.
“This significant investment in regional roads complements the Marshall Government’s $315 million regional roads investment announced in last year’s State Budget.
“The Marshall Government has been able to develop a mature working relationship with the Federal Government which is paying huge dividends.
“This is something the previous State Labor administration refused and failed to do to the detriment of all South Australians.”