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Federal budget 2016: infrastructure project highlights by State and Territory

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federal budget 2016: construction projects by state
Posted by Sophia Rostron

In the 2016 Budget, the Federal Government announced the continuous roll out their record $50 billion funding from 2013-14 to 2019-20 in infrastructure to improve the economy's productive capacity. With a renewed focus on Australian cities, metropoliation and regional, 67 infrastructure projects across Australia have been allocated funding under this new budget. 

The following list represents some really exciting opportunities for plant hire suppliers throughout Australia, especially those with loadersdozersgraders, scraperstruck/hiab cranes, hirearticulated dump truckstipper trucks, excavatorsrollersbobcats, site amenities, traffic equipment and more. 

New South Wales

  • Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan: $2.9 billion with $524.4 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Pacific Highway duplication: $5.6 billion with $1.37 billion to be provided in 2016–17.
  • WestConnex: $1.5 billion plus a concessional loan of $2.0 billion to accelerate the New M5 section with $300 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Northern Sydney Freight Corridor: $691.6 million with $25 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • NorthConnex: $412.3 million with $96 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • M1 Productivity Package: $196 million with $110 million to be provided in 2016–17.
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $2.19 billion to New South Wales towards:
  • Sydney Metro: $1.7 billion
  • Sydney's Rail Future: $98.4 million
  • Parramatta Light Rail: $78.3 million
  • Pinch Points and Clearways: $52.2 million
  • Smart Motorways: $60 million
  • Gateway to the South: $39.2 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—New England Highway: $30.3 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—Princes Highway: $52.5 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—Mitchell Highway: $5.7 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—Newell Highway: $78.8 million

Victoria

  • Monash Freeway: $500 million
  • M80 Ring Road: $500 million with $56.8 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Murray Basin Freight Rail: $220 million
  • Great Ocean Road: $25 million with $4.9 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Western Highway—Ballarat to Stawell Duplication: $501.3 million with $3.43 million to be provided in 2016–17 to duplicate a further 12.4 kilometres from Buangor to Ararat.
  • Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale Duplication: $210 million with $23.9 million to be provided in 2016–17 to duplicate a further 3.5 kilometres west of Sale.
  • Tullamarine Freeway Widening (Section 1): $200 million with $61.7 million to be provided in 2016–17 to continue work on the 5.5 kilometres from Melrose Drive to the Melbourne Airport.
  • Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac Duplication: $181.7 million with $40.3 million to be provided in 2016–17 to duplicate a further 14.5 kilometres from Armytage to Warncoort.
  • St Albans Rail Grade Separation: $151 million with $60.9 million to be provided in 2016–17 to complete the removal of the level crossing and construction of the new rail station and bus interchange.
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $877.5 million to Victoria towards:

The Australian Government remains committed to the East West Link and our offer of $3 billion still stands. We are ready to deliver the project should any Victorian Government decide to proceed. The funding allocated for the Monash Freeway, M80 Ring Road, Murray Basin Freight Rail, Rural and Regional Roads Package and Urban Congestion Package is provided by a reallocation of the $1.5 billion payment provided for the East West Link.

Queensland

  • Ipswich Motorway: $200 million with $50 million to be provided in 2016–17
  • Bruce Highway: up to $6.7 billion with $558.1 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Gateway Upgrade North: up to $914.2 million with $200 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Toowoomba Second Range Crossing: Up to $1.137 billion with $493.4 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Warrego Highway—Toowoomba to Miles: $508 million with $41.3 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Cape York Region Package: $208.4 million with $48.8 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Moreton Bay Rail Link: $518.4 million with the final $100 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2: $95 million with $47.5 million to be provided in 2016–17

Western Australia

The Australian Government will provide an additional $490 million towards the construction of the $2 billion Forrestfield Airport Link project, implementing the Government's commitment to maintain Western Australia's GST relativity at its 2014–15 levels.

South Australia

Tasmania

  • Midland Highway: $400 million with $70 million to be provided in 2016–17. This will enable the completion of two projects and allow three further projects to commence construction in 2016–17.
  • Freight Rail Revitalisation: $59.8 million with $20.4 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Brooker Highway (Elwick-Goodwood to Howard Road): $25.6 million with $7 million to be provided in 2016–17. This will allow the project to be completed by mid-2017.

Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Travel Time Information: $0.3 million with $0.25 million to be provided in 2016–17 enabling the project to be completed in late 2016.

Northern Territory

  • Northern Territory Roads Package: $77 million with $23 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Regional Roads Productivity Package: $90 million with $20.3 million to be provided in 2016–17.
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $40.4 million to the Northern Territory towards:
  • Ship Lift and Marine Industries Project: $13 million
  • T-Gen: $6.5 million
  • Flood Mitigation—Darwin: $3.3 million
  • Flood Mitigation—Katherine: $2.3 million
  • Roper Highway Upgrade: $2.1 million
  • Tanami Road Upgrade: $1.3 million
  • Litchfield Park Road: $3.7 million
  • Larapinta Drive: $3.3 million
  • Sadadeen Road: $1 million
  • Kambolgie Creek: $0.4 million
  • Tiwi Island Roads: $3.5 million

Northern Australia

  • Northern Australia Roads Package: $600 million with $100 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Beef Roads Package: $100 million with $35 million to be provided in 2016–17
  • $5 billion concessional loan facility for development of Northern Australia

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Sophia Rostron

Sophia Rostron

As the Content editor at plantminer.com.au, Sophia works behind the scenes to keep our blog machine in motion. A student of Law and Business, she's very dependent on coffee and loves any excuse to travel.