PRESS RELEASE: 2018-19 BUDGET

PRESS RELEASE FROM SAM DULUK MP

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2018

Road upgrades included in State Budget for Waite

The 2018-19 State Budget has included important announcements for the Waite electorate:

  • Mitcham Hills Road Corridor improvements: This election commitment provides $16.5 million for the staged upgrade of road infrastructure though the Mitcham Hills Corridor. This includes working with Mitcham Council to create a scoping study into the Craigburn Bypass.
  • Termination of the Repatriation General Hospital sales contract: The Government has been undertaking extensive community consultation for the development of a future plan for the site. As promised during the election campaign, this will ensure the Repat is maintained as a genuine health precinct.
  • GlobeLink Masterplan: The GlobeLink master-plan study will investigate an alternative non-stop corridor to divert road and rail freight out of the city and hills, reducing the congestion of traffic.
  • Upgrade the Wirraparinga Loop Trail: $100,000 to upgrade the trail located in Brownhill Creek Recreation Park.
  • Widening of Flagstaff Road: A commitment of $6.4 million to commence the widening of the northern section of Flagstaff Road.

 

Quotes attributable to Sam Duluk MP, Member for Waite:

“The Government is investing in a stronger economy and the future of South Australia.

“The electorate of Waite will benefit from the Government’s commitment to road infrastructure within the Mitcham Hills corridor.

“The upgrades will improve the safety and operation of the intersection between Main Road and Russel Street.

“Traffic congestion will be reduced, and accessibility will be improved at the intersection of Shepherds Hill Road, Brighton Parade and Waite Street.

“Another welcome budget announcement was the $6.4 million for the widening of the northern section of Flagstaff Road.

“I also welcomed the announcement that the 2018/19 State Budget includes $20 million to develop a master-plan for GlobeLink.

 “The government is engaging in community consultation to ensure that the Repat site has a long-term plan and will be maintained as a genuine health precinct.”