$75 billion for infrastructure in Federal Budget

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The Federal Government will invest more than $75 billion in nationally significant infrastructure projects over the next 10 years as revealed in the 2018-19 Budget

 2018-19 Budget

The 2018-19 Budget invests in new major rail and public transport infrastructure including: a commitment of up to $5 billion for construction of a rail link to the Melbourne Airport; $1.1 billion towards further components of Perth's METRONET program; $400 million to duplicate a section of the Port Botany Rail Line and construct the Cabramatta passing loop; $390 million for the upgrade of the Beerburrum to Nambour Line on the Sunshine Coast; $300 million for the Brisbane Metro project; and $220 million for the electrification of the Gawler Line in northern Adelaide.

It also delivers major urban and regional road projects including: $1 billion for the M1 Motorway corridor; $3.3 billion for the Bruce Highway in Queensland; $1.4 billion for Adelaide's North–South Corridor; $971 million to build the Coffs Harbour Bypass on the Pacific Highway in New South Wales; $1.75 billion for the new North East Link in Melbourne; $560 million to deliver Stages 2 and 3 of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road in Western Australia; $280 million for regional road works in the Northern Territory; $461 million to build a new Bridgewater Bridge to reduce travel times and improve traffic flow into Hobart; and a $200 million investment in the Barton and Monaro Highway corridors linking the Australian Capital Territory to New South Wales.

$9.3 bilion will also go towards the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project.

 The -budget

PROJECTS BY STATE AND TERRITORY

New South Wales

  • Coffs Harbour Bypass: $971 million.
  • Nowra Bridge construction: $155 million.
  • Port Botany Rail Line Duplication: $400 million.
  • Western Sydney North-South rail: $50 million to joint fund a business case with New South Wales Government.
  • Barton Highway corridor: $100 million for the continued upgrade of the Highway, which is an important link between regional New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Victoria

  • Melbourne Airport Rail Link: up to $5 billion.
  • North East Link: $1.75 billion.
  • Monash Rail: $475 million.
  • Frankston to Baxter Rail Link Electrification Upgrade: $225 million.
  • Victorian Congestion Package: $140 million.
  • Continued investment in regional rail (Geelong Line): $50 million.
  • Completion of the duplication of the Princes Highway East (Traralgon to Sale): $132 million.

 

Queensland

  • $6.7 billion for upgrading QLD’s Bruce Highway.
  • $880 million Pine River to Caloundra corridor upgrade.
  • $800 million for the Cooroy to Curra—Section D.
  • $200 million for additional safety works.
  • M1 Pacific Motorway: $1 billion towards upgrades between Varsity Lakes and Tugun, and between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill.
  • Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade: $390 million.
  • Brisbane Metro: $300 million.
  • Cunningham Highway (Amberley Interchange): $170 million.
  • Toowoomba to Brisbane Passenger Rail Business Case: $15 million to support planning.
  • Queensland will also receive a share of the $1.5 billion ROSI initiative—Northern Australia Package, and a share of the $160 million commitment to the Outback Way, both to be allocated across the three northern jurisdictions.

Western Australia

  • METRONET: An additional $1.1 billion
  • $500 million for Morley-Ellenbrook Line
  • $241 million for Byford Extension
  • $83 million for the Midland Station project
  • $2 million for Lakelands business case
  • $226 million for further projects to be agreed.
  • Road Projects: $1.5 billion:
  • Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3): $560 million
  • $252.5 million for Tonkin Highway Stage 3 Extension
  • $145 million for Tonkin Highway Gap
  • $183 million for Tonkin Highway interchanges
  • $107.5 million for Mitchell Freeway Extension—Hester Avenue to Romeo Road
  • $46.5 million for Leach Highway (Welshpool Road interchange)
  • $144 million for Roe Highway/Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road/Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges)
  • $65 million for Stephenson Avenue Extension.
  • Bindoon Bypass—Great Northern Highway: $220 million though the ROSI initiative.
  • EastLink WA (Orange Route) Business Case—$10 million.
  • Western Australia will also receive a share of the $1.5 billion ROSI initiative—Northern Australia Package, and a share of the $160 million commitment to the Outback Way, both to be allocated across the three northern jurisdictions.

 

South Australia

  • North South Corridor Future Priorities:
  • North-South Corridor—Regency Road to Pym Street: $177 million.
  • Future Priorities: $1.21 billion.
  • Joy Baluch Bridge: $160 million.
  • Gawler Rail Line Electrification: $220 million.

Tasmania

  • Bridgewater Bridge Replacement: $461 million.
  • $400 million for Tasmania’s Midland Highway.
  • Freight Rail Revitalisation: an additional $59.8 million to be provided from 2019–20.
  • Tasmania will also receive dedicated funding of $400 million from the ROSI initiative for a Tasmanian Roads Package, focusing on the Bass Highway.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Monaro Highway Upgrade: $100 million.
  • ACT will also benefit from the increased connectivity with NSW generated through the ROSI initiative to upgrade the Barton Highway.

Northern Territory

  • Central Arnhem Road Upgrade: $180 million.
  • Buntine Highway Upgrade: $100 million.
  • The Northern Territory will also receive a share of the $1.5 billion ROSI initiative—Northern Australia Package, and a share of the $160 million commitment to the Outback Way, both to be allocated across the three northern jurisdictions.

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