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2018-19 Budget: SA key transport infrastructure projects


Posted by Monica Gameng

On our third 2018-19 Federal Budget for transport infrastructure post, we featured the key projects included in the budget provided for the State of Victoria. For the fourth post in this series, we will be featuring key transport infrastructure projects for South Australia.

South Australia Key Projects

Key Projects Funding from 2018-19 Budget Total Australian Government funding 2013-14 to 2021-22

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands (Northern SA) - upgrading 210 kilometres of the main access road from the Stuart Highway to Pukatja and improvements to 21 kilometres of community road

$30.9 million $85 million

Managed Motorways South Eastern Freeway (Adelaide Hills: Crafers to Stirling) - installation of Managed Motorways technology between Crafers and Stirling

$4.4 million $4.5 million

National highway Upgrade Program (East SA: Gawler to VIC border) - productivity and safety improvements on the Sturt Highway

$7.2 million $19.9 million

Northern Connector (Adelaide - North) - construction of a new 15-kilometre road that will link the Northern Expressway to the northern end of the South Road Superway

$124 million $708 million

North-South Road Corridor: Darlington Interchange (Adelaide - Darlington) - reconfigure the South Road from the Southern Expressway to north of Tonsley Boulevard into an expressway-standard road

$80 million $496 million

North-South Corridor: Torrens Road to River Torrens (Adelaide: Croydon, Hindmarsh) - upgrade and widen the South Road from Pym Street to just before the River Torrens, including a four-kilometre non-stop lowered roadway

$43.6 million $380.5 million

Regional Roads Package (Regional SA) - proposed package of regional road projects in SA

$3 million $11 million

Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation (Oaklands Park) - grade separation of road and rail at the Diagonal Road and Morphett Road intersection

$69.4 million $95 million

Lobethal B-Double Route (Lobethal) - road upgrades to provide a B-Double connecting route to Lobethal

$10 million $14 million

Flinders Link (Clovelly Park) - extending the Tonsley rail line 600 metres from the Flinders Medical Centre

$29.6 million $42.8 million

Grade separation of passenger and freight rail lines from Goodwood to Torrens (Adelaide)

$14.4 million $189.4 million

North-South Corridor: Regency Road to Pym Street (Adelaide: Croydon Park) - construction of a new approximately two-kilometre six-lane, non-stop motorway that connects the South Road Superway to the Torrens to Torrens project

  $52 million

Joy Baluch AM Bridge (Port Augusta) - duplicate the existing two-lane Joy Baluch AM Bridge

  $60 million

Gawler Rail Line Ellectrification (Gawler, Smithfield, Elizabeth and Salisbury) - continue the electrification of the Gawler Rail Line in North Adelaide from Salisbury to Gawler

  $50 million

The projects listed above do not include projects covered by the road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.


In a statement released by Treasurer Scott Morrison, he said: "These investments in national priority road, rail and public transport projects will bust congestion, improve safety, connect people to jobs and streamline freight delivery."

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Source: Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities; Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government; Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.