In a plan to boost the state economy, The Federal Government has announced a $415 million infrastructure package to accelerate current and upcoming road projects in South Australia.
The funding will bring forward vital road projects including the Eyre Highway, Eyre Peninsula and Horrocks Highway corridors, Victoria Road duplication, and rural roads upgrade.
Additionally, the package will provide further funding for the Darlington Upgrade and Flinders Link projects to ensure they meet their competition date on time.
“By bringing forward these important road projects we will drive jobs, boost the economy and make roads safer, while reducing travel times so people can be with their families instead of being stuck in traffic,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
Of the $415 million, $67.8 million has been brought forward by the South Australian State Government, with the Federal Government funding the remainder.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshal said the announcement builds upon a four-year infrastructure pipeline of $11.9 billion.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the funding will increase accessibility for the state.
“These projects will enhance liveability and connectivity, improve travel times and importantly, enhance safety for all South Australians,” he said.
Project funding brought forward: