Building our Future: Strengthening Australia through critical and innovative infrastructure investment

Media Release

BUDGET INFRA 02/2016

03 May 2016

Joint release with:

Fiona Nash

Minister for Regional Development

Paul Fletcher

Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government

The 2016–17 Budget provides for ongoing investment in critical infrastructure and regional development to reduce congestion, improve safety and better connect Australian products to domestic and international markets.

The Australian Government is building our future by delivering over $50 billion for the period 2013–14 to 2019–20 onwards, in critical road and rail infrastructure in an integrated investment plan that creates value and backs economic growth for Australians in our cities and regions.

Infrastructure is a key part of the Government's plan to improve our economy's productive capacity. Our investment in infrastructure supports more liveable and productive communities through well planned, safer and more efficient transport networks.

Our commitments in this budget are targeted at accelerating planning and investment in major city transformational projects; further investment in critical regional projects; building the Inland Rail project and preparatory works for a Western Sydney Airport including a concept design for rail access to the airport site.

A renewed national focus on Australian cities, metropolitan and regional, is a key element of the Turnbull Government Smart Cities Plan to build a more prosperous and innovative nation. As part of this Plan the Australian Government is investing more than $3.4 billion in urban rail projects across the country.

Building our future through critical infrastructure investment

The 2016 Budget includes more than $33 billion over the forward estimates, to deliver the critical infrastructure that Australia needs for the future that is generating tens of thousands of jobs, easing congestion in our cities, increasing the capacity of our freight routes and improving safety for all road users. In this Budget, the Government has also made further commitments to the Ipswich Motorway and Perth Freight Link, as well as more funding for preparatory work for a Western Sydney Airport and to develop a rail access concept design.

Through the Roads to Recovery Programme, the Government continues its commitment to the safety of local roads, delivering an additional $50 million per year from 2019–20, increasing the overall annual commitment to $400 million to support the construction and maintenance of local roads.

Local and state roads will benefit from the continuation of the Black Spot Programme with the Government committing $60 million per year from 2019–20 to fund safety upgrades such as roundabouts, crash barriers and street lights at road sites where crashes are occurring.

The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme has contributed to a safer operating environment for all road users through investment in the quality of the nation's road infrastructure, with the Government committing $40 million per year from 2019–20 to fund infrastructure projects such as rest stops, parking bays, upgrading the capacity of roads, and applying technology aimed at improving productivity, to further improve safety and productivity of heavy vehicle operations across Australia.

The Government is already helping local communities upgrade and repair over 244 bridges around the nation under the Bridges Renewal Programme, with the Government committing $60 million per year from 2019–20 to continue to fund bridge upgrades to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access.

Complementing these safety initiatives, the Government has approved a $4 million extension to Keys2drive, to keep the program in business providing around 80,000 to 90,000 free lessons to learners over the next year.

A $1.5 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package will tackle congestion and improve the liveability of the State, particularly in Melbourne—which continues to be Australia's fastest growing city. The package includes the following funding, to be provided conditional on the Victorian Government matching dollar for dollar:

  • $500 million to upgrade the Monash Freeway;
  • $350 million to complete the upgrade of the M80 Ring Road;
  • $220 million to upgrade the Murray Basin Freight Rail network;
  • $345 million towards a Rural and Regional Roads Package; and
  • $75 million towards an Urban Congestion Package.

Inland Rail

The Australian Government will build the Inland Rail project through the Australian Rail Track Corporation and private sector partnerships. The Government will retain the ARTC in Australian Government ownership to enable the project to access funds at the lowest cost to the taxpayer, testing the market to optimise private sector involvement in the delivery and financing of Inland Rail. The Australian Government is providing the ARTC with $594 million in additional equity funding to acquire the necessary land for the Inland Rail corridor and to continue pre-construction works and due diligence activities.

Western Sydney Airport project

The Australian Government has committed $115 million to fund preparation work, including $26 million to develop a concept design for rail access that will accelerate benefits to Western Sydney. $89 million will also be allocated to undertake critical preparatory activities for the airport site. The Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Statement and Airport Plan are both expected to be finalised in the coming months, following the review of nearly 5,000 public submissions and it is anticipated that the proposed Western Sydney Airport will commence operations in the mid–2020s. The airport would be expected to handle around 10 million passengers around five years after it opens for business. By that time the airport would provide nearly 9,000 direct jobs, and this would grow to more than 60,000 direct jobs by the early 2060s.

Support for communities

The Australian Government is continuing the Financial Assistance Grant programme which will provide an estimated $9.7 billion to local government from 2016–17 to 2019–20—approximately $2.4 billion per year. These funds will be untied, allowing councils to prioritise funding based on community need—whether to infrastructure, health, recreation, environment or employment projects. $2.3 billion will be allocated in 2016–17.

Project highlights by State and Territory

New South Wales

  • Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan: $2.9 billion with $524.4 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Pacific Highway duplication: $5.6 billion with $1.37 billion to be provided in 2016–17.
  • WestConnex: $1.5 billion plus a concessional loan of $2.0 billion to accelerate the New M5 section with $300 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Northern Sydney Freight Corridor: $691.6 million with $25 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • NorthConnex: $412.3 million with $96 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • M1 Productivity Package: $196 million with $110 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $2.19 billion to New South Wales towards:
  • Sydney Metro: $1.7 billion
  • Sydney's Rail Future: $98.4 million
  • Parramatta Light Rail: $78.3 million
  • Pinch Points and Clearways: $52.2 million
  • Smart Motorways: $60 million
  • Gateway to the South: $39.2 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—New England Highway: $30.3 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—Princes Highway: $52.5 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—Mitchell Highway: $5.7 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—Newell Highway: $78.8 million

Victoria

  • Monash Freeway: $500 million
  • M80 Ring Road: $500 million with $56.8 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Murray Basin Freight Rail: $220 million
  • Great Ocean Road: $25 million with $4.9 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Western Highway—Ballarat to Stawell Duplication: $501.3 million with $3.43 million to be provided in 2016–17 to duplicate a further 12.4 kilometres from Buangor to Ararat.
  • Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale Duplication: $210 million with $23.9 million to be provided in 2016–17 to duplicate a further 3.5 kilometres west of Sale.
  • Tullamarine Freeway Widening (Section 1): $200 million with $61.7 million to be provided in 2016–17 to continue work on the 5.5 kilometres from Melrose Drive to the Melbourne Airport.
  • Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac Duplication: $181.7 million with $40.3 million to be provided in 2016–17 to duplicate a further 14.5 kilometres from Armytage to Warncoort.
  • St Albans Rail Grade Separation: $151 million with $60.9 million to be provided in 2016–17 to complete the removal of the level crossing and construction of the new rail station and bus interchange.
  • Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $877.5 million to Victoria towards:
  • Melbourne Metro: $857.2 million
  • Murray Basin Rail: $20.2 million

The Australian Government remains committed to the East West Link and our offer of $3 billion still stands. We are ready to deliver the project should any Victorian Government decide to proceed. The funding allocated for the Monash Freeway, M80 Ring Road, Murray Basin Freight Rail, Rural and Regional Roads Package and Urban Congestion Package is provided by a reallocation of the $1.5 billion payment provided for the East West Link.

Queensland

  • Ipswich Motorway: $200 million with $50 million to be provided in 2016–17
  • Bruce Highway: up to $6.7 billion with $558.1 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Gateway Upgrade North: up to $914.2 million with $200 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Toowoomba Second Range Crossing: Up to $1.137 billion with $493.4 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Warrego Highway—Toowoomba to Miles: $508 million with $41.3 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Cape York Region Package: $208.4 million with $48.8 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Moreton Bay Rail Link: $518.4 million with the final $100 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2: $95 million with $47.5 million to be provided in 2016–17

Western Australia

  • Perth Freight Link: $1.2 billion with $207.7 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • NorthLink WA—Swan Valley Bypass: $644.1 million with $118.3 million in 2016–17.
  • NorthLink WA—Tonkin Highway Grade Separations: $225.0 million with $87.3 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Great Northern Highway (Muchea to Wubin): $307.8 million with $78.2 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • North West Coastal Highway (Minilya to Barradale): $100.7 million with $23.1 million to be provided in 2016–17.

The Australian Government will provide an additional $490 million towards the construction of the $2 billion Forrestfield Airport Link project, implementing the Government's commitment to maintain Western Australia's GST relativity at its 2014–15 levels.

South Australia

  • North-South Corridor—Darlington interchange: $496 million with $159.7 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • North-South Corridor—Torrens Road to River Torrens: $448 million with $77.1 million in 2016–17.
  • North-South Corridor—Northern Connector: $788 million with $84 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands: $85 million with $27 million to be provided in 2016–17.

Tasmania

  • Midland Highway: $400 million with $70 million to be provided in 2016–17. This will enable the completion of two projects and allow three further projects to commence construction in 2016–17.
  • Freight Rail Revitalisation: $59.8 million with $20.4 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Brooker Highway (Elwick-Goodwood to Howard Road): $25.6 million with $7 million to be provided in 2016–17. This will allow the project to be completed by mid-2017.

Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Travel Time Information: $0.3 million with $0.25 million to be provided in 2016–17 enabling the project to be completed in late 2016.

Northern Territory

  • Northern Territory Roads Package: $77 million with $23 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Regional Roads Productivity Package: $90 million with $20.3 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $40.4 million to the Northern Territory towards:
  • Ship Lift and Marine Industries Project: $13 million
  • T-Gen: $6.5 million
  • Flood Mitigation—Darwin: $3.3 million
  • Flood Mitigation—Katherine: $2.3 million
  • Roper Highway Upgrade: $2.1 million
  • Tanami Road Upgrade: $1.3 million
  • Litchfield Park Road: $3.7 million
  • Larapinta Drive: $3.3 million
  • Sadadeen Road: $1 million
  • Kambolgie Creek: $0.4 million
  • Tiwi Island Roads: $3.5 million

Northern Australia

  • Northern Australia Roads Package: $600 million with $100 million to be provided in 2016–17.
  • Beef Roads Package: $100 million with $35 million to be provided in 2016–17
  • $5 billion concessional loan facility for development of Northern Australia

Attachment A details projects by state and territory. They are available online at: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/projects/.

Attachment A

NEW SOUTH WALES—KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
Bucketts Way
  • Upgrade of Bucketts Way.
1.7 16.0 Gloucester
Bolivia Hill Realignment
  • Realignment of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill.
10.0 55.0 Bolivia Hill
General Holmes Drive Level Crossing Grade Separation
  • Removal of the General Holmes Drive rail level crossing and construction of twin rail bridges and a new road underpass
19.0 40.0 Sydney
Great Western Highway (Katoomba to
Lithgow)
  • A package of priority safety upgrades on the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow
67.6 200.0 Katoomba to Lithgow
Jane Street and Mulgoa Road Infrastructure Upgrade
  • Upgrade of Jane Street, Mulgoa Road and High Street, Penrith
7.0 35.0 Penrith
Langford Drive and Woy Woy Road Intersection
  • Upgrade of Langford Drive and Woy Woy intersection at Kariong
0.7 0.7 Woy Woy
M1 Productivity Package
  • Capacity improvements to four sections of the M1 Pacific Motorway
110.0 195.8 Central Coast
Narellan Road
  • Upgrade of Narellan Road from four lanes to six lanes between Camden Valley Way and Blaxland Road.
17.4 53.0 Narellan
National Highway Upgrade Programme
  • Newell Highway—Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla heavy duty pavement construction
10.0 61.4 Mungle Back Creek
Newcastle Port—Kooragang Island
Connectivity
  • Duplication of the Tourle Street Bridge and approaches in Newcastle.
18.0 51.9 Newcastle
NorthConnex
  • Construction of twin three-lane tunnels linking the M1 and the M2 Motorways.
96.0 412.3 Sydney
Northern Sydney Freight Corridor
  • Capacity enhancements to reduce congestion, improve freight capacity and passenger train reliability
25.0 691.6 North Sydney
Pacific Highway
  • Completion of the upgrade to dual carriageway of the Pacific Highway by the end of the decade.
1,369.3 5,637.9 North Coast
Port Botany Rail Line Upgrade (Stage 3)
  • Upgrade tracks on the Port Botany Rail Line and investigate capacity enhancements to the Southern Sydney Freight Line
25.5 75.0 Port Botany
Princes Motorway M1 Improvements—Bellambi Creek to Picton Road
  • Construction of additional lanes between Picton Road and Bellambi Creek.
5.0 42.0 Mt Ousley
Queanbeyan Bypass
  • Construction of a bypass of the Queanbeyan CBD.
8.0 25.0 Queanbeyan
Richmond Bridge
  • Upgrade of the approach roads to Richmond Bridge and associated intersections.
5.2 20.0 Richmond
Scone Level Crossing Bypass
  • Construction of the Scone Bypass and improvement to cross-town connectivity.
10.0 45.0 Scone
Shoalhaven River Bridge Planning
  • Planning for an additional crossing of the Shoalhaven River.
4.0 10.0 Nowra
WestConnex
  • Construction of a motorway linking Western and South-Western Sydney with the city, Kingsford Smith Airport and port precincts.
  • The Australian Government will also provide a concessional loan of $2 billion to accelerate delivery of the New M5 section.
300.0 1,500.0 Sydney
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
  • Werrington Arterial Road
  • The Northern Road Upgrade
  • Ross Street Intersection Glenbrook
  • M12 Motorway (M7 to the Northern Road)
  • Bringelly Road Upgrade
 
494.5 2,670.0
AG funding of $846m from 2020–21 onwards)
Western Sydney
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan—Local Roads Package
  • Cumberland Highway Intersection Upgrades
  • Wetherill Street Upgrade
  • Eagle Vale Drive Upgrade
  • Argyle Street/Camden Valley Way Corridor Upgrade Stage 1
  • Smithfield Road Upgrade
  • Raby Road from Eschol Park Drive to Stranraer Drive
  • Porrende Street Upgrade
  • Argyle Street/Camden Valley Way Corridor Upgrade Stage 2 Macarthur Road
  • Argyle Street/Camden Valley Way Corridor Upgrade Graham Hill Road & Richardson Road
  • Bungarribee Road and Flushcombe Road
  • The Northern Road Intersections Upgrade
  • Erskine Park Road Intersection Upgrades
29.9 200.0
AG funding of $80m from 2020–21 onwards)
Western Sydney
Western Sydney Airport preparatory works:
  • Funding of planning and preparatory work for the airport site and to develop concept design for rail access through the airport site.
65.593 115.0 Western Sydney
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $2.19 billion to New South Wales towards:
Sydney Metro
  • Provides single deck, fully-automated Metro services, extending the Sydney Metro operations available on the Sydney Metro Northwest line (Rouse Hill to Chatswood) from Chatswood through Sydney's North Shore, under Sydney Harbour to the CBD and beyond to Sydenham Station.
  1,695.6  
Sydney's Rail Future—2018 Timetable Program:
  • Comprises 10 inter-related infrastructure projects that are designed to enable changes to the rail timetable. The projects include signaling, track, and power upgrades that are required to enable the timetable changes.
  98.4  
Parramatta Light Rail:
  • Construction of a new Light Rail line from Westmead to Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park and to Carlingford via the Carlingford Rail Line.
  78.3  
Pinch Points and Clearways:
  • Removing 43 bottlenecks or “pinch points” on Sydney's roads through intersection upgrades, widening of small sections of road, installation of variable message signs and the installation of signage.
  52.2  
Smart Motorways:
  • Provision of a suite of integrated ‘smart’ technologies and infrastructure upgrades on the M4 Motorway between Lapstone and Parramatta.
  60.0  
Gateway to the South:
  • Delivery of pinch point treatments and bus priority improvements on corridors in Southern Sydney to provide short to medium term congestion relief.
  39.2  
Regional Road Freight Corridor—New England Highway:
  • Delivery of three sub-projects:
  • Aberdeen to Willow Tree Pavement Strengthening Package.
  • Singleton Bypass—route options consideration.
  • Belford to Golden Highway duplication—widening the highway from a three lane undivided road to a four lane dual carriageway between Belford and the Golden highway.
  30.3  
Regional Road Freight Corridor—Princes Highway:
  • Extending the Princes Motorway to bypass Albion Park Rail, with dual carriageway. The bypass and new junction with the Illawarra Highway will have improved flood immunity.
  52.5  
Regional Road Freight Corridor—Mitchell Highway:
  • 7.2 kilometre realignment of the Mitchell Highway between Orange and Molong.
  5.7  
Regional Road Freight Corridor—Newell Highway:
  • Delivery of three sub-projects:
  • Newell Highway upgrades—upgrades including heavy duty pavements; town bypasses; road widening / realignment; and flood mitigation works.
  • Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla—Heavy Duty Pavement—includes the rehabilitation of 28 kilometres of pavement between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla to support the growing number of heavy vehicles.
  • Trewilga section realignment and widening.
  78.8  

 VICTORIA—KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
Ballarat Freight Hub
  • The $9.1 million Australian Government contribution will fund core infrastructure to enable the operation of a freight facility capable of handling High Productivity Freight Vehicles, within the planned Ballarat West Employment Zone.
9.0 9.1 Ballarat
Calder Highway—Jock Comini Rest Area Upgrade
  • Construction of a new heavy vehicle rest area with appropriate facilities.
4.0 4.5 Bendigo
Calder Highway—Ravenswood Interchange
  • Construct a grade separated interchange at the intersection of the Calder Highway and the Calder Alternative Highway.
10.7 45.0 Bendigo
Condah-Hotspur Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade of approximately 14 kilometres of Condah-Hotspur Road including the Crawford River Bridge.
2.2 2.5 Heywood
Great Ocean Road
  • Upgrade pavement, stabilise cliff and land slip sites, strengthen bridges, replace guardrails, improve drainage assets and remove vegetation at selected locations between Torquay and Allansford.
4.9 25.0 South West Victoria
Melbourne Metropolitan Intermodal Terminal System
  • Will support the establishment of Port Rail Shuttle services to improve the efficiency of containerised freight transport throughout Melbourne by connecting the Port of Melbourne to major outer suburban freight hubs by rail.
5.0 38.0 Melbourne
Midland Highway—Doyles Road Intersection Upgrade
  • The upgrade of the existing roundabout at the intersection of the Midland Highway and Doyles Road in Shepparton East to a two-lane roundabout, together with the duplication of the approach roadways.
2.3 5.6 Shepparton
M80 Ring Road
  • Complete the upgrade and widening of the M80 Ring Road.
56.8 500.0 Melbourne
National Highway Upgrade Programme
  • Bridge strengthening works on the Western Highway, Hume Freeway Monash Freeway and Goulburn Valley Highway as well as safety works on the Western Highway between Kaniva and the South Australian Border.
28.6 35.1 Various
Princes Freeway East—Sand Road Interchange
  • Construct a grade separated interchange at the intersection of Sand Road on the Princes Freeway East.
7.0 22.5 South East Victoria
Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale
Duplication
  • Duplicate 31 of the 47 kilometres of the Princes Highway East from Traralgon to Sale.
23.9 145.7 South East Victoria
Princes Highway West—Waurn Ponds to
Winchelsea Duplication
  • Duplicate 25 kilometres of the Princes Highway West from Waurn Ponds to Winchelsea.
3.3 19.7 South West Victoria
Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac Duplication
  • Duplicate 37 kilometres of the Princes Highway West from Winchelsea to Colac.
40.2 181.7 South West Victoria
St Albans Rail Grade Separation
  • Grade separate the rail level crossing at Main Road, St Albans, construct a new premium rail station, bus interchange and pedestrian access and relocate existing car parking.
60.9 151.0 Melbourne
Tullamarine Freeway Widening (Section 1 of CityLink Tulla Widening)
  • Provide an additional lane in each direction on the Tullmarine Freeway from Melrose Drive to Melbourne Airport.
61.8 200 Melbourne
Western Freeway—Halletts Way Access Ramps and Shared User Path
  • Construct east facing access ramps and a shared user path bridge over the Western Freeway at Halletts Way.
3.0 10.2 Bacchus Marsh
Western Highway—Ballarat to Stawell
Duplication
  • Complete planning for the duplication of the Western Highway from Ballarat to Stawell and duplicate 68 kilometres from Ballarat to Ararat.
3.4 360.7 Western Victoria
Western Highway—Beaufort and Ararat
Bypass Planning
  • Complete planning for the proposed bypasses at Beaufort and Ararat. The project will identify the preferred alignments, undertake public consultation and amend the relevant planning schemes to allow the bypasses to be constructed in the future.
1.4 3.0 Western Victoria
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $877.5 million to Victoria towards:
Melbourne Metro
  • The project will include two nine-kilometre rail tunnels from South Kensington to South Yarra to create a new Sunshine—Dandenong Line, and new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.
  857.2  
Murray Basin Rail
  • The project will restore, standardise and upgrade the Maryborough to Yelta rail line (406 kilometres); the Sea Lake to Korong Vale branch line (142 kilometres); the Manangatang to Dunolly branch line (248 kilometres); the Gheringhap to Maryborough rail line (140 kilometres); and will re-open the Maryborough to Ararat standard gauge rail line (87 kilometres).
  20.2  

QUEENSLAND—KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
Bruce Highway
  • A range of projects and programmes of work on the Bruce Highway to provide a safer, more reliable and efficient Highway.
558.1 6.7 billion
(AG funding of $2.2b from 2020–21 onwards)
Brisbane to Cairns
Cape York Region Package
  • A package of road and community infrastructure projects, including upgrading and weather-proofing of the Peninsula Developmental Road.
48.8 208.4 Cape York
D'Aguilar Highway
  • Safety works to improve visibility, construct new turning lanes and guard rails, upgrade intersections and drainage and improve line markings on sections of the D'Aguilar Highway.
3.0 16.0 Caboolture to Kilcoy
Dalrymple Road
  • Construction of a raised 450 metre two lane bridge on Dalrymple Road over the Bohle River, plus channelling works, including table drains and culverts to divert water during flooding.
5.0 20.0 Townsville
Gateway Upgrade North
  • Upgrade of a 11.3 kilometre section of the Gateway Motorway in Brisbane between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge, including widening from four lanes to six, upgrading the Nudgee Interchange and duplication of the Deagon Deviation.
200.0 914.2 Brisbane
Gold Coast Light Rail—Stage 2
  • Construction of a 7.3 kilometre light rail extension from the Gold Coast University Hospital to the heavy rail network at Helensvale. The project will include new stations at Parkwood and Parkwood East, and a new heavy rail/light rail interchange at Helensvale.
47.5 95.0 Gold Coast
Ipswich Motorway—Rocklea to Darra
  • Upgrade approximately 3 kilometre section of the Motorway to 3 lanes between Oxley Road to Suscatand Street in both the eastbound and westbound direction and improve flood immunity through construction of a new bridge over Oxley Creek.
50.0 200.0 Ipswich
Kin Kora Roundabout
  • Upgrade of the Kin Kora roundabout at the intersection of the Dawson Highway and Philip Street in Gladstone to a four-way signalised intersection.
2.5 12.5 Gladstone
Moreton Bay Rail Link
  • Delivery of a 12.6 kilometre electrified dual- track passenger rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, including six new stations.
100.0 583.0 Moreton Bay
National Highway Upgrade Programme
  • involves safety and upgrade works on sections of the National Land Transport Network in regional Queensland
15.6 49.3 Regional Queensland
Outback Way
  • Sealing and upgrade of sections of the Outback Way in Queensland to improve safety and access to remote areas.
1.0 11.0 Central West Queensland
Pacific Motorway—Coomera Interchange (Exit 54)
  • The upgrade will involve construction of an overpass bridge including cycle and pedestrian facilities, signalised intersections, an eastbound loop ramp from the Pacific Motorway to the Coomera Town Centre and realignment of access ramps.
1.0 10.0 Coomera
Peak Downs Highway
  • Upgrade of the crossing of Eton Range to address safety and operational deficiencies.
43.4 166.2 Eton Range
Rothwell Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrading of the Rothwell Roundabout to a signalised intersection with additional traffic lanes.
11.7 11.7 Rothwell
Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
  • Construction of a bypass to the north of Toowoomba, running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon in the east, to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west
493.4 1,137.0 Toowoomba
Warrego Highway—Toowoomba to Miles
  • A programme of works on the Warrego Highway, delivering pavement widening and lane duplication, additional overtaking lanes and intersection safety upgrades.
41.31 508.0 Toowoomba to Miles

WESTERN AUSTRALIA —KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
Armadale Road Duplication—Anstey Road to Tapper Road
  • Duplication of Armadale Road between Anstey Road to Tapper Road.
5.0 116.0 Forrestdale
Gateway WA Perth Airport
  • Major upgrade of the roads around Perth Airport, in particular around the southern access to the airport.
5.8 569.7 Perth—Belmont, Kewdale
Great Eastern Highway Widening
  • Widening, reconstruction and pavement overlay of the Great Eastern Highway between Bullabulling and Coolgardie.
3.7 29.6 Bullabulling to Coolgardie
Great Northern Highway—Muchea to Wubin
  • Upgrade works along sections totalling approximately 75 kilometres of the Great Northern Highway between Muchea and Wubin.
78.2 307.8 Muchea to Wubin
Kwinana Freeway
  • Widening of the southbound carriageway of the Kwinana Freeway from two to three lanes between the Roe Highway and Russell Road.
2.5 62.0 Perth—South Lake, Cockburn Central, Success
National Highway Upgrade Programme—Western Australia
  • Construction of the New Norcia Bypass on the Great Northern Highway and upgrade of Great Northern Highway floodways between Meekatharra and Newman
15.9 32.2 New Norcia and Meekatharra to Newman
Nicholson Road Grade Separation
  • Grade separation of the rail crossing at Nicholson Road.
9.4 18.0 Perth—Canning Vale
NorthLink WA—Swan Valley Bypass
  • Construction of a new highway from the intersection of the Reid and Tonkin Highways in outer metropolitan Perth to connect with the Great Northern Highway in Muchea.
118.3 644.1 Perth and Swan Valley—Malaga to Muchea
NorthLink WA—Tonkin Highway grade separations
  • Construction of new interchanges at the Tonkin Highway junctions with Morley Drive and Collier Road and a flyover at Benara Road.
87.3 225.0 Perth—Morley, Bayswater
North West Coastal Highway—Minilya to
Barradale
  • Widening and strengthening of the highway and construction of two bridges over low level floodway crossings.
23.1 100.7 Gascoyne Region—Minilya to Nanutarra
Outback Way—Western Australia
  • Upgrade of sections of the Outback Way in Western Australia to improve safety and access to remote areas.
4.1 11.0 East Western Australia
Perth Freight Link
  • Extension of the Roe Highway from the Kwinana Freeway to Stock Road, and a tunnel to the Leach Highway.
207.7 1,185.8 Perth—Fremantle
Portlink Inland Freight Corridor Concept Plan
  • Investigation of the feasibility of improved rail and road links between, Esperance, Port Hedland, Geraldton, the future port of Oakajee and an intermodal facility at Kalgoorlie.
0.5 0.9 Kalgoorlie
Forrestfield Airport Link
  • Building a new train line that will connect Forrestfield to the Perth CBD. The rail link will connect with the existing Midland Line near Bayswater Station and will run to Forrestfield through underground tunnels, to ensure minimal impact on the existing land and road network. The Forrestfield-Airport Link will improve connections to and from Perth Airport, the eastern suburbs and regional centres.
490.0    

SOUTH AUSTRALIA—KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands
  • Upgrade of 210 kilometres of the main access road from the Stuart Highway to Pukatja and improvements to 21 kilometres of community roads.
27.0 85.0 Northern South Australia
Managed Motorways South Eastern Freeway
  • Installation of Managed Motorways technology on the South Eastern Freeway between Crafers and Stirling.
4.4 4.5 Adelaide Hills—Crafers to Stirling
National Highway Upgrade Programme—South Australia
  • Productivity and safety improvements on the Sturt Highway
7.1 19.9 East South Australia—Gawler to Victorian border
Northern Connector
  • A new 15.5 kilometre road linking the Northern Expressway to the northern end of the South Road Superway.
84.0 788.0 Adelaide—North
North-South Road Corridor—Darlington Interchange
  • Reconfiguration of South Road from the Southern Expressway to north of Tonsley Boulevard into an expressway-standard road.
159.7 496.0 Adelaide—Darlington
North-South Corridor—Torrens Road to River Torrens
  • Upgrade and widening of South Road from Pym Street to just before the River Torrens, including a four kilometer, non-stop lowered roadway
77.2 448.0 Adelaide—Croydon, Hindmarsh
North-South Corridor Adelaide—Planning and Delivery
  • Planning for the North South Corridor
8.0 8.0 Adelaide
Regional Roads Programme
  • Seven proposed regional road projects in South Australia
10.0 25.0 Regional South Australia
South Eastern Freeway—Mount Barker (Bald Hills Road) Interchange
  • Construction of a new interchange on the South Eastern Freeway at Bald Hills Road.
6.0 16.0 Mount Barker

TASMANIA—KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
Brooker Highway
  • Consolidation of the existing staggered intersections at Goodwood and Elwick Roads and replacement of the existing Howard Road roundabout with traffic lights.
7.0 25.6 Hobart
Domain Highway Planning
  • Planning and development of design options to provide improved capacity for the Domain Highway/Brooker Highway Interchange.
4.0 4.0 Burnie to Hobart
Freight Rail Revitalisation
  • Raising the quality of the major lines on the Tasmanian rail network.
20.4 59.8 Southern Tasmania
Huon Highway
  • Upgrading the intersection between the Huon Highway and Summerleas Road to address cross-traffic movements.
16.9 17.5 Bell Bay
Midland Highway
  • Upgrade of the Midland Highway to improve safety and efficiency and facilitate forecast increases in freight and passenger movements.
70.0 200.0
(AG funding of $160m from 2020–21 onwards)
Central Tasmania
National Highway Upgrade Programme
Bass Highway and Illawarra Main Road Safety Upgrades
  • Duplication of a single lane section of the Bass Highway between Birralee Road and Exton and general safety upgrades.
2.9 7.7 Hobart
Tasman Highway Ramps
  • Upgrade of the access ramps from East Derwent Highway and Rosny Hill Road to the Tasman Highway.
1.5 15.0 Hobart

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY —KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
ACT Travel Time Information
  • Provision of real time travel information to road users in the ACT.
0.3 0.3 Canberra
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $67.1 million to Canberra towards:
Capital Metro ACT
  • Delivery of a light rail line from Canberra CBD to Gungahlin, along Northbourne Avenue and Flemington Road
  67.1  

NORTHERN TERRITORY—KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
National Highway Upgrade Programme
  • Upgrade of the Little Horse and Big Horse Creek Bridges on the Victoria Highway.
10.0 20.0 Victoria
Highway
Northern Territory Roads Package
  • Strengthening and widening of road pavements, flood immunity improvements and fatigue management measures such as upgrading rest areas and intersection improvements.
23.0 77.0 Various—Stuart, Barkly and Victoria highways
Northern Territory Roads Productivity Package
  • Various Upgrades and construction for Arnhem Link Road, Buntine Highway, Central Arnhem Road, Port Keats Road, Roper Highway and Santa Teresa Road
20.3 90.0 Various Regional Roads
Rail Overpass South of Alice Springs
  • Construction of a road over rail overpass at the road/rail crossing 12 kilometres south of Alice Springs, on the Stuart Highway.
4.3 24.1 Alice Springs
Tiger Brennan Drive Duplication
  • The duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive from Dinah Beach Road to Berrimah Road and upgrades to intersections.
2.13 70.0 Darwin
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $40.4 million to the Northern Territory towards:
Ship Lift and Marine Industries Project
  • Delivery of the first stage of the Northern Territory's marine industry park development in the East Arm Logistics Precinct in Darwin through the installation of a common user ship lift and a dredged access channel.
13.0    
T-Gen
  • Expansion of the Owen Springs Power Station in Alice Springs and upgrade of the Tennant Creek Power Station to provide critical economic infrastructure to deliver a more reliable, efficient and lower cost electricity supply to rural and remote areas of the Northern Territory.
  6.5    
Flood Mitigation—Darwin:
  • Involves a range of structural modifications to protect against the risk of flooding, including detention basin structural diversion and new drainage.
3.3    
Flood Mitigation—Katherine:
  • Involves detailed planning, as well as structural modifications to protect against the risk of flooding.
2.3    
Roper Highway Upgrade:
  • Upgrade and seal selected sections of the Roper Highway from Fizzer Creek to Ngukurr, to a two-lane rural standard.
2.1    
Litchfield Park Road:
  • Upgrading and sealing of the remaining unsealed 14 kilometre section of the Litchfield Park Road, to two-lane, two-way rural standard, and the construction of a new bridge on a new alignment over the lower Finniss River.
3.7    
Larapinta Drive:
  • Sealing the remaining 43 kilometre section of Mereenie Inner Loop (part of the Red Centre Way tourist route) between the community of Hermannsburg and Namatjira Drive.
 3.3    
Sadadeen Road:
  • Investigation of alignment options for a road to connect Stephens Road to Sadadeen Road in the town of Alice Springs.
1.0    
Kambolgie Creek:
  • Upgrading Kambolgie Creek crossing to improve flood immunity and reduce road closures during wet seasons.
0.4    
Tiwi Island Roads:
  • Upgrading and sealing of Pirlingimpi Access Road (48 kilometres), and completion of the sealing of Pickertaramoor Access Road (28 kilometres) and Paru Access Road (13.5 kilometres). This investment would fund the first package of works.
3.5    
Tanami Road Upgrade:
  • Upgrading of certain sections of the Tanami Road, which runs between Alice Springs and the Western Australian border. The project will be a combination of project planning and upgrading and sealing works.
1.3    

NATIONAL —KEY PROJECTS

Key projects listed below do not include road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding
2016–17 Budget
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2019–20
$m
Location
Implementation of the Advanced Train Management System
  • The early stages of the Implementation ATMS will involve deploying ATMS as the accredited and approved safeworking system for trains operating between Whyalla and Port Augusta in South Australia and to prepare a 1,280 kilometre section of track for ATMS between Tarcoola and West Kalgoorlie.
17.1 50 National
Melbourne—Brisbane Inland Rail Preconstruction Works
  • This project will undertake preconstruction works required to prepare the Melbourne—Brisbane Inland Railway for construction.
  • In addition $593.7 million in equity will be provided to the Australian Rail Track Corporation from 2017–18 for land acquisition.
80.7 $300 National