South australia reaches record $12.9 billion infrastructure pipeline creating thousands of jobs

The Marshall Liberal Government has built a $12.9billion pipeline of infrastructure works over the next four years to create and support thousands of local jobs.

The massive $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works is the most over a four-year period in South Australia’s history, underpinning the local construction industry and supporting the almost 80,000 construction jobs in South Australia.

The record infrastructure spend comes as the first sod is being turned today on the Paradise Park ‘n’ Ride that will create 78 full time equivalent jobs.

Since March 2018, the Marshall Government has secured billions of dollars for key road and infrastructure projects including;

$354 million Regency to Pym Project;

$220 million towards Gawler Line Electrification Project;

$231 million Torrens Road (Ovingham) grade separation;

$171 million Brighton Road (Hove) grade separation;

$98 million to upgrade the intersection of Magill Road and Portrush Road;

$61 million to upgrade the intersection of Cross Road and Fullarton Road;

$60 million to upgrade the intersections of Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Roads;

$35 million to upgrade the intersection of Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road;

$19 million to upgrade the intersection of Main North Road and Nottage Terrace;

$19 million to upgrade the intersection of Grand Junction/Hampstead/Briens Roads; and,

$13 million to upgrade the intersection of Main North, Kings and McIntyre Roads.

$200 million Joy Baluch Bridge Duplication Project;

$122.5 million Port Wakefield Overpass and Duplication Project;

$250 million to upgrade the Princes Highway;

$143 million for road upgrades, including additional overtaking lanes and shoulder sealing;

$125 million for the Eyre Highway to upgrade South Australia’s section from Port Augusta to Perth including $32 million to upgrade Eyre Peninsula Roads;

$87.5 million to upgrade the Sturt Highway from Renmark to Gawler;

$62.5 million to upgrade the Barrier Highway from Cockburn to Burra;

$92 million Victor Harbor Road Duplication; and,

•$55 million Horrocks Highway Corridor Upgrade.

“The State Liberal Government is investing a record $12.9 billion in infrastructure to build a stronger economy and create more jobs,” said Premier Marshall.

“We’re not just building roads, we’re also building schools, hospitals and affordable housing – our infrastructure build underpins a host of sectors within our economy and will improve the lives of everyday South Australians.

“There is more infrastructure work in the pipeline than ever before, and this massive investment will underpin thousands of construction jobs for years to come.”

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said the constructive working relationship with the Federal Government had paid dividends for South Australians.

“We are delivering billions of dollars to build for new road and infrastructure projects that will create jobs, reduce travel times and help save lives on our roads,” said Minister Knoll.

“By working constructively with the Federal Government we have secured billions of dollars to bust congestion in metropolitan Adelaide and fix over 1,000 kilometres of regional roads.

“We are also delivering key public transport projects including more Park ‘n’ Rides and the Gawler line electrification project, as well as big regional infrastructure projects like the Port Wakefield Overpass and Joy Baluch Bridge Duplication projects.

“Over the coming years we are going to see a transformation on South Australian roads as we upgrade intersections across the city to reduce travel times and fix our country roads.”

Member for Hartley Vincent Tarzia said the local community would be delighted to see works start on the long-awaited Paradise Park ‘n’ Ride.

“In a massive win for the local community, the Paradise Park ‘n’ Ride will now have 818 car parks, exceeding our election commitment of 775 spaces,” said Mr Tarzia.

“In addition, provision has been made for 20 motorcycle and 32 bicycle parking spaces.

“This massive upgrade will help get cars off the street and encourage more people to catch the O-Bahn service.”

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