Delivering Road and Rail Infrastructure Today and Planning for a Stronger and More Competitive Australia Tomorrow

Media Release

BUDGET INFRA 02/2017

09 May 2017

Joint release with:

Darren Chester

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

The 2017–18 Budget delivers a transformational next step in the Coalition Government's record investment in infrastructure—improving connectivity, productivity, and liveability in our cities and regions.

These investments will deliver an important economic boost, creating tens of thousands of new jobs during construction. On completion these projects will lift national productivity and drive economic growth.

Infrastructure is a key part of the Turnbull-Joyce Government's plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Australia. Our investments will unlock the potential of our cities and regions, by moving people and freight around the country more quickly, more safely, and more efficiently.

We will increase the efficiency and safety of our land transport infrastructure while strengthening the Australian economy through better connections for Australian businesses and industries transporting products to domestic and international markets.

The Australian Government is delivering a commitment of $75 billion in infrastructure funding and financing from 2017–18 to 2026–27 for critical airport, road, and rail infrastructure projects.

A centrepiece of the 2017–18 Budget delivers a once in a generation, $20 billion commitment to upgrade Australia's passenger and freight rail, which are critical in connecting people to jobs, and services and goods to markets.

Transformational $20bn National Rail Investment

The Australian Government will invest $10 billion over the next decade for the National Rail Program, which will fund transformational rail projects so people can move around our cities and regions more efficiently and better connect our cities, suburbs and surrounding regional areas.

This $10 billion rail investment will reduce the burden on Australian roads, provide more reliable transport networks, and will support our efforts to decentralise our economy and grow regional Australia.

An additional $30 million will also be provided to fund the development of a business case for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. We will work with the Victorian Government to access potential further funding for this project from the $10 billion National Rail Program.

The Government will connect regional centres to our capital cities, with faster, more reliable rail services, with regional Australia getting its fair share of the new $10 billion National Rail Program.

The Coalition Government is also providing an additional $8.4 billion in equity to deliver the Inland Rail project. Inland Rail will provide a high-capacity freight link between Melbourne and Brisbane, which will strengthen our freight connections ensuring we are able to take advantage of emerging domestic and global markets. This project will take thousands of trucks off our roads.

The Coalition Government will deliver Inland Rail through the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) using a combination of Government equity and a Public Private Partnership for the Toowoomba to Kagaru tunnel section.

Upgrading Victorian Rail Infrastructure

The 2017–18 Budget includes over $1 billion for new and upgraded infrastructure in Victoria, utilising funding previously allocated to the Asset Recycling Initiative, despite the Victorian Government failing to meet the agreed requirements of the National Partnership Agreement on Asset Recycling.

Victoria will receive $500 million in the 2017–18 Budget to build a better regional rail network with improvements to the North-East Line, the Gippsland Line and the Geelong Line, as well as a study into improving the Shepparton Line. Victoria will also receive an additional $20.2 million for Murray Basin Rail, taking our total commitment to this project to $240 million. In addition, the Government will provide $30 million towards the development of a business case for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.

A further $460 million is available for Victorian infrastructure projects, which will be negotiated between the Australian and Victorian governments.

Bruce Highway

Strong gains continue to be made on the transformative Bruce Highway Upgrade Program with $844 million in program savings enabling new projects to be agreed with the Queensland government. The Commonwealth will accelerate construction on the Pine River to Caloundra, and Deception Bay Interchange sections as well as additional safety works, including the upgrade of the Wide Bay Highway intersection.

The impact of completed works along the Highway with recent flood resilience measures, particularly across the Yeppen Floodplain south of Rockhampton, ensured areas of Queensland were not isolated during the recent floods, and essential supplies and services were able to be delivered.

Western Australia Infrastructure

The Coalition Government is investing $1.6 billion towards a $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package in Western Australia.

$1.2 billion, including up to $792.0million of Federal Government funding, will be allocated towards the METRONET and related projects, subject to a positive assessment by Infrastructure Australia.

Of the $760 million committed for road infrastructure, the Armadale Road/North Lake Road (Kwinana Freeway) project will receive $189.6 million, and the Leach Highway (Carrington Street to Stirling Highway) project will receive $73.6 million.

The Australian Government will also provide $44.2 million towards regional road projects to improve regional road safety across Western Australia.

Making our Roads Safer

The Government has provided an extra $16 million to extend the Keys2drive program, providing around 200,000 free lessons to learner drivers. The Government will be conducting an inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy.

The Australian Government is continuing to fund the Black Spot Programme with $684.5 million from 2013–14 to 2020–21 so it can continue to deliver safety improvements, such as safety barriers and street lighting to sections of dangerous road that have a crash history.

Commitment to the Roads to Recovery Programme has been maintained with $4.4 billion from 2013–14 to 2020–21 for the construction, repair and upgrade of local roads.

Western Sydney Airport

The Turnbull-Joyce Government is committed to the delivery of Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, to be operational by 2026. The airport is vital to deliver new aviation capacity for Sydney and the nation; and will bring better access to air travel for two million people who will be closer to Western Sydney Airport than Kingsford Smith Airport. This is about building more than an airport; our decision will transform the economy of Western Sydney.

The Coalition Government will establish a new Government-owned company charged with ensuring that the airport is operational by 2026. The company, to be established in the 2017–18 Financial Year, will have board and management with strong private sector expertise, and will issue tenders for early works before the end of 2017. The Government will commit up to $5.3 billion of equity to this company, to be invested over 10 years in line with the construction schedule. The new airport is a significant investment for Western Sydney and will deliver net long-term benefits to the Australian economy, returning $1.80 for every dollar invested.

Infrastructure Australia

The Government will provide additional funding of $12 million over four years to Infrastructure Australia to support its future work program.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

The Government is boosting resources to the ATSB, providing an addition $12 million over five years, to continue to improve aviation safety and education.

Project highlights by State and Territory

New South Wales

  • Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan: $2.9 billion with $725 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Pacific Highway duplication: $5.6 billion with $710.1 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • WestConnex: $1.5 billion plus a concessional loan of $2.0 billion to enable the New M5 section to be constructed in parallel with the M4 extension, with a further $720 million of the loan to be made available in 2017–18.
  • Port Botany Rail Line Upgrade (Stage 3): $75 million with $20 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • NorthConnex: $412.3 million with $50 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • M1 Productivity Package: $195.8 million with $60 million to be provided in 2017–18.

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: $39.1 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: $5.6 million
  • Regional Road Freight Corridor—Newell Highway: $78.8 million

In the 2016 Federal election, the Australian Government committed $306.8 million towards 40 projects across the state such as the Barton Highway Upgrade Package ($50 million), Appin Road ($50 million) and the Mulgoa Road upgrade ($80 million).

Victoria

  • The Budget provides additional funding for Victoria, with more than $1 billion for new and upgraded infrastructure, utilising funding previously allocated to the Asset Recycling Initiative. This includes:
    • $100.0 million—Geelong Rail Line Upgrade
    • $100.0 million—North East Rail Line Upgrade
    • $195.0 million—Gippsland Rail Line Upgrades
    • $95.0 million—Avon River Bridge Upgrade
    • $10.0 million—Shepparton Line Planning Study
    • $30.0 million—development of the business case for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link
    • $20.2 million—additional funding for upgrades on the Murray Basin Rail line.
  • Tullamarine Freeway Widening (Section 1): $200 million with $112 million to be provided in 2017–18 to continue work on the 5.5 kilometres from Melrose Drive to the Melbourne Airport.
  • Great Ocean Road: $25 million with $3 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Western Highway—Ballarat to Stawell Duplication: $499.4 million with $77 million to be provided in 2017–18 to duplicate a further 12.4 kilometres from Buangor to Ararat.
  • Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale Duplication: $210 million with $31 million to be provided in 2017–18 to continue work west of Sale.
  • Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac Duplication: $181.7 million with $46 million to be provided in 2017–18 to duplicate a further 9 kilometres from Warncoort to Colac East. 

In late 2016, the Australian and Victorian governments agreed to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package, utilising the $1.5 billion in Australian Government funding previously paid to the now-cancelled East West Link. Under the package, the Australian Government is contributing to the following key projects:

  • Monash Freeway Upgrade: $500 million
  • Completion of the M80 Ring Road Upgrade: $350 million, taking the total Australian Government funding to $500 million.
  • Murray Basin Rail: $220 million, taking the total Australian Government funding to $240 million.
  • Rural and Regional Roads Package: $345 million, including an additional $25 million to continue the upgrade of the Great Ocean Road
  • Urban Congestion Package: $85 million, including construction of the O'Herns Road Interchange.

In the 2016 Federal election, the Australian Government committed $392.1 million towards 35 projects across the state, such as the Echuca-Moama Bridge ($97 million) and the Canterbury Road Upgrade ($20 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.

Queensland

  • Bruce Highway: Australian Government is committing to provide funding of $6.7 billion with $552 million to be provided in 2017–18, including new projects announced in the Budget:
    • Bruce Highway- $530 million to accelerate planning and construction works between Pine River and Caloundra;
    • Bruce Highway—$11.2 million for the Wide Bay Highway/Bruce Highway intersection upgrade;
    • Bruce Highway -$120 million for the Deception Bay Interchange upgrade;
    • Bruce Highway—$182.6 million for additional safety works.
  • M1 Pacific Motorway—Gateway Merge at Eight Mile Plains: $105.0 million with $34 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • M1 Pacific Motorway—Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes: $110.0 million with $20 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Ipswich Motorway—Rocklea to Darra: $200 million with $78.5 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Gateway Upgrade North: up to $914.2 million with $267.5 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Toowoomba Second Range Crossing: Up to $1.137 billion with $248 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Warrego Highway—Toowoomba to Miles: $508 million with $219 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor: $147 million with $38.7 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Cape York Region Package: $208.4 million with $54.3 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2: $95 million with $31.6 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Northern Australia Roads Programme: up to $223.8 million for projects to be delivered in Queensland, with $37.3 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme: up to $56.9 million for projects to be delivered in Queensland, with $26 million to be provided in 2017–18.

In the 2016 Federal election, the Australian Government committed $547.2 million towards 12 projects across the state that including upgrades to the Pacific Motorway totalling at $215 million). In addition, Queensland will also receive a share of the $100 million election commitment to the Outback Way.

Western Australia

The WA Infrastructure Package committed in 2017 Budget includes the following road projects:

  • Armadale Road/North Lake Road (Kwinana Freeway)—Constructing bridge and collector roads ($189.6 million)
  • Leach Highway (Carrington Street to Stirling Highway)—Upgrade to High Street ($73.6 million)
  • Murdoch Activity Centre Access Roads—($92.5 million)
  • Roe Highway (Kalamunda Road)—Constructing Grade Separated Intersection ($68.8 million)
  • Reid Highway (Altone Road to West Swan Road )—Constructing Dual Carriageway ($56 million)
  • Wanneroo Road (Ocean Reef Road)—Constructing Grade Separated Intersection (Additional $31.8 million, AG total $51.84 million)
  • Wanneroo Road (Joondalup Drive)—Constructing Grade Separated Intersection ($40 million)
  • Kwinana Freeway (Russell Road to Roe Highway)—Widening of Northbound Lanes ($39.2 million)
  • Kwinana Freeway (Roe Highway to Narrows Bridge)—Implementing Smart Freeways ($37.6 million)
  • Mitchell Freeway (Cedric Street to Vincent St)—Widening of Southbound Lanes ($32 million)
  • Kwinana Freeway (Manning Road)—Constructing Freeway On-Ramp (Additional $8 million, AG total $28 million)
  • Wanneroo Road (Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive)—Constructing Dual Carriageway ($24.8 million)
  • Karel Avenue (Farrington Road to Berrigan Drive)—Constructing Dual Carriageway ($12 million)
  • Bunbury Outer Ring Road—Planning Work ($10 million).

In addition, Australian Government funding of $792 million will be allocated towards the METRONET projects, subject to positive assessment of business cases by Infrastructure Australia.

As part of the overall package, the Australian Government will also provide $44.2 million towards regional road projects to improve regional road safety across Western Australia.

The Government is also providing funding for:

  • NorthLink WA—Swan Valley Bypass: $648.4 million (including $623.1 million from 2013–14 to 2020–21) with $200 million in 2017–18.
  • NorthLink WA—Tonkin Highway Grade Separations: $185 million with $21.2 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Great Northern Highway (Muchea to Wubin): $275.8 million with $70.0 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Mitchell Freeway widening (southbound from Cedric Street to Vincent Street): $32.2 million with $3.2 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Northern Australia Roads Programme: up to $171.81 million for projects to be delivered in Western Australia, with $56.29 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme: up to $12.51 million for projects to be delivered in Western Australia, with $6.01 million to be provided in 2017–18.

Western Australia will also receive a share of the $100 million election commitment to the Outback Way.

South Australia

  • North-South Corridor—Darlington interchange: $496 million with $198.7 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • North-South Corridor—Torrens Road to River Torrens: $400.5 million with $105.0 million in 2017–18.
  • North-South Corridor—Northern Connector: $708 million with $233.8 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands: $85 million with $23.8 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Flinderslink: $42.7 million with $36.3 million to be provided in 2017–18.

In the 2016 Federal election, the Australian Government committed $56 million towards three projects across the state: Oaklands Crossing, Lobethal B-Double Route and Marion Road Planning projects.

Tasmania

  • Midland Highway: $400 million with $96.5 million to be provided in 2017–18. This will enable the completion of two projects and allow three further projects to commence construction in 2017–18, including the Perth Link Roads project that has been brought forward by two years.
  • Freight Rail Revitalisation: $59.8 million with $12.8 million to be provided in 2017–18.

In the 2016 Federal election, the Australian Government committed $45.3 million towards 14 projects across the state for projects such as the Hobart Airport Roundabout ($24 million) and Highland Lakes Road Upgrade ($5 million).

Australian Capital Territory

In the 2016 Federal election, the Australian Government committed $3 million towards the Monaro Highway Widening and Pialligo Road Duplication planning projects.

Through the Asset Recycling Initiative, the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $67.1 million to the ACT for Capital Metro.

Northern Territory

  • Northern Territory Roads Package: $77 million with $15.7million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • National Highway Upgrade Programme: up to $20 million with $11.4 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Regional Roads Productivity Package: $90 million with $15.1 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Northern Australia Roads Programme: up to $192.2 million for projects to be delivered in the Northern Territory, with $94.9 million to be provided in 2017–18.
  • Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme: up to $30.0 million for projects to be delivered in the Northern Territory, with $13.0 million to be provided in 2017–18.

In the 2016 Federal election, the Australian Government committed $29.5 million towards the Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3 project, with $3.7 million to be provided in 2017–18. The Northern Territory will also receive a share of the $100 million election commitment to the Outback Way.

Northern Australia

  • Northern Australia Roads Programme: $600 million with $188 million to be provided in 2017–18 across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
  • Beef Roads Programme: $100 million with $45 million to be provided in 2017–18 across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
  • $5 billion concessional loan facility for development of Northern Australia.

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
2017–18 $m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$m
Location
Andromeda Drive
  • Installation of traffic lights at The Northern Road intersection.
1.7 1.7 Penrith
Appin Road
  • Upgrade of Appin Road between Rosemeadow and Appin.
5.0 50.0 Wollondilly
Campbelltown
Badgally Road
  • Stage 1 duplication of Badgally Road between Eagle Vale Drive and Blaxland Road.
1.0 2.0 Campbelltown
Barton Highway Upgrade Package
  • Upgrade of the Barton Highway.
7.5 50.0 Yass Valley
Bolivia Hill Realignment
  • Realignment of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill.
17.0 55.0 Bolivia Hill
Cessnock Road, Testers Hollow
  • Upgrade Cessnock Road.
0.5 15.0 Maitland
Del Ponte Place to Oceano Street
  • Upgrade Oceano Street.
2.0 3.8 Copacabana
Dixons Long Point Crossing Feasibility Study
  • Feasibility study into options to upgrade Dixons Long Point Crossing at the Macquarie River.
0.1 0.1 Orange
Mudgee
Dobell Roads Upgrade Package
  • Wattle Tree Road, Holgate
  • Hutton Road, The Entrance North
  • Audie Parade, Berkeley Vale
  • Blenheim Avenue, Berkeley Vale
9.4 12.3 Central Coast
Dunns Road
  • Sealing of Dunns Road.
2.5 2.5 Wagga Wagga
Eurobodalla Roads Upgrade Package
  • Various road and intersection upgrades
4.3 9.0 Eurobodalla
Far North Collector Rd
  • Connecting Illaroo Road in North Nowra to Moss Vale Road
13.8 13.8 Nowra
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
23.5 200.0 Katoomba to Lithgow
Jane Street and Mulgoa Road Infrastructure Upgrade
  • Upgrade of Jane Street, Mulgoa Road and High Street, Penrith
15.5 35.0 Penrith
Jewry Street Bridge
  • Upgrade of bridge and additional lanes between the bridge and Manilla Road.
0.5 3.5 Tamworth
Langford Drive and Woy Woy Road Intersection
  • Upgrade of Langford Drive and Woy Woy intersection at Kariong
0.0 0.7 Woy Woy
Lanyon Drive/Tompsitt Drive Intersection
  • Signalise intersection.of Lanyon Drive and Tompsitt Drive.
3.5 6.0 Queanbeyan-Palerang
M1 Productivity Package
  • Capacity improvements to four sections of the M1 Pacific Motorway
60.0 195.8 Central Coast
M5 Belmore Road Ramps
  • Construction of east-facing ramps from Belmore Road to the M5 Motorway
1.0 15.0 Sydney
Mulgoa Road
  • Upgrade of Mulgoa Road between Blaikie Road and the M4.
6.9 80.0 Penrith
Mt Lindesay Road
  • Realign, construct and upgrade Mt Lindesay Road between Legume and Woodenbong.
4.0 12.0 Kyogle
Tenterfield
Munsies Bridge
  • Replace Munsies Bridge on Gostwyck Road.
0.8 0.8 Uralla
Narellan Road
  • Upgrade of Narellan Road from four lanes to six lanes between Camden Valley Way and Blaxland Road.
1.0 53.0 Narellan
National Highway Upgrade Programme
  • Newell Highway—Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla heavy duty pavement construction
23.0 61.4 Mungle Back Creek
New England Highway—Armidale Airport Roundabout
  • Construction of a roundabout.
1.0 1.0 Armidale
New England Highway—Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass
  • Further planning and preconstruction activities for a bypass of Tenterfield.
4.7 10.0 Tenterfield
Newcastle Port—Kooragang Island
Connectivity
  • Duplication of the Tourle Street Bridge and approaches in Newcastle.
10.0 51.9 Newcastle
NorthConnex
  • Construction of twin three-lane tunnels linking the M1 and the M2 Motorways.
50.0 412.3 Sydney
Pacific Highway
  • Completion of the upgrade to dual carriageway of the Pacific Highway by 2020.
710.1 5,637.9 North Coast
Page Bridge Upgrade Package
  • Replacement of various bridges.
1.5 2.0 Kyogle
Page Road Upgrade Package
  • Sealing of Broadwater Road, Wyrallah Road, Conway Street and upgrade Coraki-Woodburn Road.
1.5 2.0 Lismore
Richmond Valley
Park Street, Gresford
  • Upgrade Park Street in Gresford.
1.0 1.0 Dungog
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
20.0 75.0 Port Botany
Princes Motorway M1 Improvements—Bellambi Creek to Picton Road
  • Construction of additional lanes between Picton Road and Bellambi Creek.
10.0 42.0 Mt Ousley
Queanbeyan Bypass
  • Construction of a bypass of the Queanbeyan CBD.
10.0 25.0 Queanbeyan
Richmond Roads Package
  • Local road and bridge upgrades.
2.5 2.8 Tweed
Ballina
Byron
Robertson Road Upgrade Package
  • Upgrade of Ryans Road and Davis Street.
2.7 2.8 Central Coast
Scone Bypass
  • Construction of the Scone Bypass.
30.0 65.0 Scone
Shoalhaven River Bridge Planning
  • Planning for an additional crossing of the Shoalhaven River.
4.0 10.0 Nowra
Tingha-Bundarra Road and Gwydir Highway intersection
  • Construction of a roundabout at the intersection.
1.5 1.5 Inverell
WestConnex
  • 33 kilometres of continuous motorway to link western and south-western Sydney with the city, Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany precincts and includes the provision of a $2 billion concessional loan for Stage 2, with $720 million of the loan available in 2017–18.
0.0 1,500.0 Sydney
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
  • Werrington Arterial Road
  • The Northern Road Upgrade
  • M12 Motorway
  • Bringelly Road Upgrade
  • Ross Street Intersection
694.3 2,234.0
(Including AG funding from 2021–22 onwards, total AG commitment is $2,670)
Western Sydney
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan—Local Roads Package
  • Camden Valley Way/Argyle Street Upgrade Stage 2—Macarthur Road Intersection
  • Camden Valley Way/Argyle Street Upgrade—Graham Hill Road & Richardson Road Intersection
  • Porrende Street Upgrade
  • The Northern Road Intersections Upgrade
  • Erskine Park Road Intersection Upgrades
  • Signilisation of Bungarribee Road and Flushcombe Road
  • Raby Road from Eschol Park Drive to Stranraer Drive
  • Smithfield Road Upgrade
30.7 140.0
(Including AG funding from 2021–22 onwards, total AG commitment is $200)
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.
73.2 115.0 Western Sydney
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is also providing a total of $2.19 billion to New South Wales towards:
Sydney'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
2017–18
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$m
Location
Ballarat Freight Hub
  • Provide 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
  • The upgrade of the existing way side stop to provide a formal heavy vehicle rest area with appropriate facilities.
0.8 6.1 Bendigo
Calder Highway—Ravenswood Interchange
  • Construct a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of the Calder Highway and the Calder Alternative Highway.
14.1 45.0 Bendigo
Condah-Hotspur Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade of approximately 14 kilometres of Condah-Hotspur Road, including the widening of the Crawford River Bridge.
1.2 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.
2.8 25.0 South West Victoria
Melbourne Airport Rail Link
  • Development of the business case.
15.0 30.0 Melbourne
Melbourne Port Rail Shuttle
  • Deliver a series of rail freight shuttles to move large shipping containers from the Port of Melbourne to freight rail terminals located around the city.
5.0 38.0 Melbourne
Midland Highway—Doyles Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrade 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.
0.0 5.6 Shepparton
Murray Basin Freight Rail
  • Revitalise rail in the west of Victorian by upgrading and converting this network to the same gauge as the broader interstate network.
20.2 240.0 Regional Victoria
M80 Ring Road
  • Complete the upgrade and widening of the M80 Ring Road.
0.0 500.0 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.
8.2 32.2 Various
Port of Geelong Access Improvement Package
  • A package of works to improve the movement of heavy vehicles from the Princes Freeway to the Port of Geelong.
0.1 2.63 Geelong
Princes Freeway East—Sand Road Interchange
  • Construct a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Sand Road on the Princes Freeway East.
5.6 21.5 South East Victoria
Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale Duplication
  • Duplicate approximately 31 of the 47 kilometres of the Princes Highway East from Traralgon to Sale.
31.1 145.7 South East Victoria
Princes Highway West—Waurn Ponds to Winchelsea Duplication
  • Duplicate 25 kilometres of the Princes Highway West from Waurn Ponds to Winchelsea.
11.3 19.7 South West Victoria
Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac Duplication
  • Duplicate 37 kilometres of the Princes Highway West from Winchelsea to Colac.
46.0 181.7 South West Victoria
Regional Rail:
  • Geelong Rail Line Upgrade
  • North East Rail Line Upgrade
  • Gippsland Rail Line Upgrade
  • Avon River Bridge Upgrade
  • Shepparton Line Planning Study
95.0 500.0 Various
South Gippsland Highway—Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route
  • Upgrade of the existing arterial and local road network to provide a heavy vehicle bypass of the Leongatha town centre.
0.8 4.67 South East 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.
55.5 151.0 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.
112.3 200 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.
5.1 12.2 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.
76.8 358.8 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.
0.04 3.0 Western Victoria
Western Highway—Stawell to the South Australian Border Upgrade
  • Targeted upgrades along the highway including the construction of overtaking lanes and rest areas to improve safety and facilitate high productivity freight vehicle access. The project also included planning for a future bypass of Horsham.
0.0 17.23 Western Victoria
Western Interstate Freight Terminal
  • Undertake a pre-feasibility study to determine a preferred project option for a freight terminal in Melbourne's west.
0.2 3.50 Melbourne

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
2017–18
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$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.
552.2 5,800.0
(Including AG funding from 2021–22 onwards, total AG commitment is $6,700)
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.
54.3 208.4 Cape York
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.
267.5 914.2 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.
31.6 95.0 Gold Coast
Pacific Motorway (M1)
  • Upgrades to the M1/M3 Gateway Merge, and the Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes section of the Motorway.
54.4 215 Gold Coast/Brisbane
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.
78.5 200.0 Ipswich
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 and upgrades at the Rothwell roundabout.
10.9 530.05 Moreton Bay
National Highway Upgrade Programme—Queensland
Safety and upgrade works on sections of the National Land Transport Network in regional Queensland
19.8 49.3 Regional
Queensland
Peak Downs Highway
  • Upgrade of the crossing of Eton Range to address safety and operational deficiencies.
67.3 158.8 Eton Range
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
247.6 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.
218.70 508.0 Toowoomba to
Miles
Bowen Basin Service Link—Walkerston Bypass
  • Construction of a corridor between the southern end of the Mackay Ring Road and the Peak Downs Highway, bypassing the town of Walkerston.
6.0 120.0 Mackay
Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor
  • The project will provide a direct link from the North Coast rail line to the Port of Townsville allowing for longer trains of up to 1.4 km in length into the port and improving traffic flow in the city centre by reducing the number of freight trains using the current line.
38.7 147.0 Regional Queensland
Cooloola—Noosa Coastal Link Road—Sealing Works
  • Sealing works on the Cooloola-Noosa coastal link road.
0.7 2.0 Sunshine Coast
Capricorn Highway—Rockhampton to Emerald Overtaking Lanes
  • Construction of six overtaking lanes on the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Emerald (three eastbound and three westbound).
2.5 15.2 Rockhampton
Feasibility Study for Burrum Bridge
  • Feasibility study for an additional bridge across the Burrum Bridge
0.1 0.2 Sunshine Coast
Mt Lindesay Highway Upgrade
  • The project will upgrade Mt Lindesay Highway between Beaudesert and the Logan Motorway.
2.5 16.0 South-East Queensland
Philip Street—Gladstone
  • Widening a 700 metre stretch of Philip Street adjacent to a proposed community precinct site.
4.5 20.0 Gladstone
Rickertt Road Green Camp Upgrade
  • Upgrades to the intersection of Rickertt Road and Green Camp Road
1.7 5.0 Brisbane
Shore Street Upgrade—Cleveland
  • Upgrades to the Cleveland roundabout to include signalisation, turn lanes and safe pedestrian crossing.
1.1 3.5 Brisbane
Through the Northern Australia Roads Programme, the Australian Government is providing a total of $223.8 million to Queensland towards:
Flinders Highway (Townsville—Torrens Creek): Pavement Strengthening and Rehabilitation (Package 1)
  • The scope of works for this project includes undertaking approximately 8 kilometres of pavement strengthening and rehabilitation works.
0.5 13.6 Regional Queensland
Flinders Highway (Charters Towers—Richmond) Culvert upgrades (Package 1)
  • The scope of works for this project includes replacing five culverts, which are past their design life and are showing signs of structural fatigue between Charters Towers and Richmond.
8.9 20.0 Regional Queensland
Barkly Highway (Cloncurry—Mount Isa) Intersection Upgrades in the Mount Isa Urban Area
  • The scope of works for this project involves upgrading nine intersections on the Barkly Highway through the Mt Isa urban area.
0.3 4.96 Regional Queensland
Capricorn Highway (Rockhampton—Duaringa) Rockhampton to Gracemere Duplication
  • This project will duplicate (widen from two-lanes to four-lanes) approximately 5 kilometres of the Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere.
11.9 59.99 Rockhampton
Kennedy Developmental Road (Mount Garnet—The Lynd) Pavement Widening
  • The scope of works for this project includes widening (from single-lane to two-lane seal) approximately 3 kilometres of Kennedy Developmental Road between Mount Garnet and the Lynd.
1.8 2.66 Regional Queensland
Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd—Hughenden) Progressive Sealing
  • The scope of works for this project includes sealing approximately 36 kilometres of the remaining unsealed sections on the Hann Highway.
8.0 40.0 Regional Queensland
Bowen Developmental Road—Stage Development
  • The project will upgrade unsealed sections of Bowen Developmental Road between the Gregory Developmental Road (near Belyando Crossing) and Collinsville.
1.6 23.0 Regional Queensland
Landsborough Highway (Longreach—Winton)—Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)
  • The project involves upgrading approximately 24 kilometres of the Landsborough Highway between Longreach and Winton.
0.5 19.99 Central West Queensland
Peak Downs Highway (Clermont—Nebo) Logan Creek to Nine Mile Creek—Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)
  • This project will strengthen and widen approximately 13 kilometres of the Highway, providing a wider and safer two-lane highway, which will better accommodate over-size and over-mass freight vehicles.
2. 0 28.0 Regional Queensland
Rockhampton (Bajool—Port Alma Road) Pavement Widening Port Access Road
  • The project will upgrade 14 kilometres of the Bajool—Port Alma Road, to the south east of Rockhampton.
1.6 11.6 Rockhampton
Through the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme, the Australian Government is providing a total of $56.87 million to Queensland towards:
Rockhampton Road Network—Road Train Access
  • Approximately 29 kilometres of the cattle haulage route will be upgraded to provide access for Type 1 Road Trains. The roads to be upgraded include the Capricorn Highway, Bruce Highway, the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road and the Rockhampton-Emu Park Road.
11.0 20.0 Rockhampton
Clermont—Alpha Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • This package consists of approximately 5 kilometres of sealing works on the Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety.
1.5 2.0 Regional Queensland
Clermont—Alpha Rd—Progressive sealing—Package Two
  • This package consists of approximately 9.6 kilometres of sealing works on the Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety.
0.25 4.0 Regional Queensland
Clermont—Alpha Rd—Progressive sealing—Package Three
  • This package consists of approximately 2.3 kilometres of sealing works on the Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety.
0.2 1.0 Regional Queensland
Ootann Road—Almaden to Kennedy Hwy—Gunnawarra—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • This package involves progressive sealing of approximately 1.4 kilometres of the Ootann Road between Almanden to the Kennedy Highway.
0.66 0.66 Northern Queensland
Ootann Road—Almaden to Kennedy Hwy—Gunnawarra—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • This project will strengthen and widen approximately 13 kilometres of the Highway, providing a wider and safer two-lane highway.
1.3 4.1 Northern Queensland
Burke Developmental Road—Chillagoe to Almaden—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • This package involves approximately 5.2 kilometres of progressive sealing works on unsealed sections of the Burke Developmental Road between Chillagoe to Almaden.
2.2 4.3 Regional Queensland
Burke Developmental Road—Chillagoe to Almaden—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • This package involves approximately 1.8 kilometres of progressive sealing works on unsealed sections of the Burke Developmental Road between Chillagoe to Almaden.
1.3 1.7 Regional Queensland
Gregory Developmental Road—South of Charter Towers—Widening
  • The project will widen approximately 8.5 kilometres of road between Belyando Crossing and Collinsville on the Gregory Developmental Road.
0.4 4.6 Regional Queensland
Cloncurry—Dajarra Road—Progressive Sealing
  • The project consists of approximately 4.5 kilometres of progressive sealing works on unsealed sections of the Road to improve productivity and safety in the region.
1.3 2.6 Regional Queensland
Diamantina Developmental Rd (Boulia—Dajarra) Rehabilitation and Widening
  • The project involves widening approximately 11.5 kilometres on the Diamantina Developmental Road between Boulia to Dajarra to improve productivity and resilience.
1.8 4.0 Regional Queensland
Richmond—Winton Rd—Progressive sealing—Package One
  • The will seal approximately 7.5 kilometres of the Richmond—Winton Road to a six-metre seal width on eight-metre wide formation.
1.3 3.0 Regional Queensland
Richmond—Winton Rd—Progressive sealing—Package Two
  • The will seal approximately 2 kilometres of the Richmond—Winton Road to a six-metre seal width on eight-metre wide formation.
0.7 0.8 Regional Queensland

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
2017–18
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$m
Location
Metronet Projects
  • Includes development of business cases, new projects such as Thornlie and Yanchep line extensions, Denny Ave and Davis Road level crossing removal and Bellevue Depot facilitation.
9.0 792.0 Perth
Armadale Road Duplication—Anstey Road to Tapper Road
  • Duplication of Armadale Road between Anstey Road to Tapper Road.
10.0 116.0 Forrestdale
Mitchell Freeway—Cedric Street to Vincent Street—Southbound Widening
  • Widening of Southbound lane between Cedric and Vincent Streets to create four continuous lanes from Erindale Road to Vincent Street.
3.2 32.0 Osbourne Park
Kwinana Freeway—Russell Road to Roe Highway—Northbound Widening
  • Widening from 2 to 3 lanes between Russell Road and Roe Highway.
4.2 39.2 South Lake/Jandakot
Wanneroo Road—Joondalup Drive—Grade Separated Intersection
  • Construction of a bridge at Joondalup Drive over Wanneroo Road.
11.8 40.0
*Note: Funding comprises $32.65m in IIP and $7.35m in GST package.
Joondalup
Bunbury Outer Ring Road—Planning
  • Planning and project development to complete outer ring road.
2.0 10.0 Bunbury
Leach Highway—Carrington Street to Stirling Highway
  • Upgrade High Street to improve safety and traffic flow.
5.0 73.6 Freemantle
Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge
  • Construct bridge over the Kwinana Freeway connecting Armadale Road with North Lake Road.
40.0 189.6 Success/Atwell
Regional Road Safety Package
  • Road safety upgrades across regional road network in WA.
12.0 44.2 Regional WA
Kwinana Freeway—Roe Highway to Narrows Bridge—Smart Freeways
  • Implement smart freeway to create an additional lane from Roe Highway to Narrows Bridge.
15.0 37.6 Booragoon/South Perth
Great Northern Highway—Muchea to Wubin
  • Upgrade works along sections totalling approximately 75 kilometres of the Great Northern Highway between Muchea and Wubin.
70.0 275.8 Muchea to Wubin
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.
4.3 32.2 New Norcia and Meekatharra to Newman
Nicholson Road Grade Separation
  • Grade separation of the rail crossing at Nicholson Road.
15.0 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.
200.0 623.1
* Note: Funding comprises $568.68m in IIP and $54.38m in GST package.
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.
21.2 185.0
*Note: Funding comprises $100.6m in IIP and $84.36m in GST package.
Perth—Morley, Bayswater
Outback Way—Western Australia
  • Upgrade of sections of the Outback Way in Western Australia to improve safety and access to remote areas.
5.0 11.0 East Western Australia
Hale Road—Woolworths Drive Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrade of the intersection of Hale Road and Woolworths Drive.
0.3 0.3 Forrestfield
Kwinana Freeway—Manning Road On-Ramp
  • Construction of an on-ramp from Manning Road to the Kwinana Freeway southbound.
5.0 28.0 Manning
Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road Grade Separation
  • Construction of an interchange at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road.
5.0 51.8 Wanneroo
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
Through the Northern Australia Roads Programme, the Australian Government is providing a total of $171.81 million to Western Australia towards:
Marble Bar Road—Coongan Gorge
  • This project proposes to realign and reconstruct a section of the Marble Bar Road that passes through Coongan Gorge.
14.5 43.6 Regional Western Australia
Great Northern Highway—Wyndham Spur Stage 2
  • The scope of works for this project includes widening approximately 18 kilometres of the Wyndham Spur.
19.8 24.3 Regional Western Australia
Great Northern Highway—Maggie's Jump Up
  • The scope of works for this project includes the construction of passing lanes and improvements to vertical and horizontal road alignments.
6.9 20.6 Regional Western Australia
Great Northern Highway Bow River Bridge and Approaches
  • The project will replace the existing low-level single lane Bow River Bridge on the Great Northern Highway with a new 2-lane high-level bridge. The project will also include sealing the two-lane road to appropriate standards.
15.0 30.8 Regional Western Australia
Broome—Cape Leveque Road
  • The project will realign and seal an unsealed section of the Broome Cape Leveque Road.
0 52.53 Regional Western Australia
Through the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme, the Australian Government is providing a total of $12.51 million to Western Australia towards:
Great Northern Highway—Ord & Turkey Creek—Road Improvements
  • The project will involve road reconstruction, realignment and installation of passing lanes along priority sections of the Highway between Ord and Turkey Creek.
6.0 12.5 Regional Western Australia

South Australia—Key Documents

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
2017–18
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$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.
23.8 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.
7.5 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.
233.8 708.0 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.

198.7 496.0 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 kilometre, non-stop lowered roadway.
105.0 400.5 Adelaide—Croydon, Hindmarsh
Regional Roads Programme
  • proposed package of regional road projects in South Australia.
11.0 25.0 Regional South Australia
Marion Road Upgrade Planning Study
  • Planning for the upgrade of Marion Road from the Anzac Highway to Cross Road.
2.0 2.0 Plympton
Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation
  • Grade separation of road and rail at the intersection of Diagonal Road and Morphett Road.
12.2 40.0 Oaklands Park
Lobethal B-Double Route
  • Road upgrades to provide a B-Double connecting route to Lobethal.
11.1 14.0 Lobethal
Flinders Link
  • 600m extension of Tonsley rail line from to the Flinders Medical Centre.
36.3 42.8 Clovelly Park
Goodwood to Torrens
  • Grade separation of freight and passenger rail lines.
138.5 189.4 Adelaide

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 projects Funding
2017–18
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$m
Location
Bass Highway—Cooee and Wynyard Planning
  • Complete a comprehensive road safety and traffic flow study to examine blind spots, traffic blockages and the bottleneck at the Cam River Bridge between Cooee and Wynyard
0.5 0.5 North West Tasmania
Bass Highway—Westbury Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrade the junction of the Bass Highway off-ramp and Westbury Road.
0.4 0.4 North East Tasmania
Bass Highway—Wynyard Intersection Upgrades
  • Upgrade intersections on the Bass Highway beyond Wynyard
1.0 2.3 North West Tasmania
Bridport Western Access Road
  • Construction of a new road, a new bridge crossing the Brid River and upgrade of the existing Sandy Points Road to provide direct access to Bridport Road.
1.5 1.9 North East Tasmania
Brooker Highway—Elwick Road to Howard Road
  • Consolidation of the existing staggered intersections at Goodwood and Elwick Roads and replacement of the existing Howard Road roundabout with traffic lights.
0.15 26.7 Hobart
Cove Hill Bridge Upgrade
  • Upgrade the existing single lane Cove Hill Bridge.
0.3 0.8 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.
12.8 59.8 Southern Tasmania
Highland Lakes Road Upgrade
  • Seal approximately 20.6 kilometres of Highland Lakes Road from Miena to Haulage Hill, north of Breona.
2.4 5.0 Central Tasmania
Hobart Airport Roundabout
  • Grade separate the existing at-grade roundabout at the Hobart Airport.
5.0 24.0 Hobart
Huon Highway—Summerleas Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrading the intersection between the Huon Highway and Summerleas Road to address cross-traffic movements.
5.7 17.5 Bell Bay
Industry Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade approximately 9.2 kilometres of unsealed road on Industry Road.
0.15 2.4 North East Tasmania
Legana Local Road Upgrade
  • Construction of a new road through the Legana town centre from Freshwater Point Road and Brigalow Street to Fulton Street.
1.5 2.8 North East Tasmania
Midland Highway
  • Upgrade of the Midland Highway to improve safety and efficiency and facilitate forecast increases in freight and passenger movements.
96.5 291.8
(including AG funding from 2021–22 onwards, AG commitment is $400m)
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.
2.2 7.7 Hobart
Replacement of St Marys and Upper Scamander Bridge
  • Replacement of three timber bridges in the St Marys region and one timber bridge at Upper Scam.
0.2 0.3 North east Tasmania
Saltwater Bridge Upgrade
  • Replacement of the existing Saltwater River timber bridge.
0.02 0.1 South east Tasmania
Soldiers Settlement Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade of approximately eight kilometres of unsealed road on Soldiers Settlement Road.
2.0 2.1 North east Tasmania
The Glen Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade of approximately eight kilometres of unsealed road on Soldiers Settlement Road.
1.4 1.5 North east Tasmania

Australian Capital Territory—Key Projects

Key projectsFunding
2017–18
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$m
Location
  • Monaro Highway—Canberra Avenue to Hume Planning
  • Undertake planning for the future upgrade of the Monaro Highway.
0.5 1.0 Canberra
  • Pialligo Avenue Duplication Planning
  • Undertake planning for the future duplication of Pialligo Avenue.
1.0 2.0 Canberra
Through the Asset Recycling Initiative the Commonwealth is 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
2017–18
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$m
Location
National Highway Upgrade Programme
  • Upgrade of the Little Horse and Big Horse Creek Bridges on the Victoria Highway.
11.4 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.
15.7 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.
15.1 90.0 Various Regional Roads
Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3
  • This project involves the construction of a new link between Tiger Brennan Drive and Darwin CBD along with the completion of the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive from Berrimah Road to the Darwin CBD.
3.7 29.5 Darwin
Outback Way—Northern Territory Section
  • Upgrades to additional sections of the Outback Way in the Northern Territory, including pavement sealing.
0.5 20.0  
Through the Northern Australia Roads Programme, the Australian Government is providing a total of $192.19 million to the Northern Territory towards:
Arnhem Highway—Adelaide River Floodplain Upgrade
  • This project involves constructing approximately 5 kilometres of new road alignment on the existing road corridor.
26.0 62.3 Northern NT
Plenty Highway Upgrading—Project Development and Delivery Phase
  • The scope of works for this project includes sealing sections of the Plenty Highway to standard two-lane seal.
5.0 20.0 Southern NT
Tjukaruru Road Upgrade
  • The scope of works for this project includes sealing a section of the road from the Docker River Aerodrome to the Docker River Community turn-off to two-lane standard seal.
8.0 8.0 South West NT
Keep River Plains Road Upgrade
  • The scope of works for this project include sealing the Keep River Road to two-lane standard seal and constructing a new bridge over the Keep River.
45.9 69.9 Northern NT
Buntine Highway Road Upgrading—Project Development and Delivery Phase
  • This project will build on existing investments by the Australian and Northern Territory governments by upgrading approximately 55 kilometres of the Buntine Highway.
10.0 32.1 Northern NT
Through the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme, the Australian Government is providing a total of $30 million to the Northern Territory towards:
Barkly Stock Route Upgrading
  • The project involves reconstruction, widening and upgrading works on a section of the Barkly Stock Route.
6.0 10.0 Northern NT
Tablelands Highway—Road Upgrading
  • This project involves upgrades to selected sections of the Tablelands Highway to improve safety and efficiency for heavy vehicles transporting livestock, as well as for other road users. The works will include upgrading to a two-lane sealed standard, pavement strengthening and widening and flood immunity improvements.
7.0 20.0 Northern NT
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   13.0  
T-Gen   6.5  
Flood Mitigation—Darwin   3.3  
Flood Mitigation—Katherine   2.3  
Roper Highway Upgrade   2.1  
Tanami Road Upgrade   1.3  
Litchfield Park Road   3.7  
Larapinta Drive   3.3  
Sadadeen Road   1.0  
Kambolgie Creek   0.4  
Tiwi Island Roads   3.5  

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
2017–18
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2020–21
$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.
19.1 50 National
Melbourne—Brisbane Inland Rail
  • In the 2017 Budget, the Australian Government is providing an additional $8.4 billion in equity to the Australian Rail Track Corporation for the delivery of the Inland Rail project.
  • $593.7 million in equity and $300 million in grant funding was previously provided to the Australian Rail Track Corporation for preconstruction and land acquisition.
97.5 300 National
Outback Way—2016 election commitment
  • The package will upgrade sections of the roads that form the ‘Outback Way’, which runs from Winton in Queensland through the Northern Territory, to Laverton in Western Australia.
TBC 100.0 Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia
Faster Rail
  • Encourage the development of proposals for improving passenger rail services between our big cities and nearby regional centres by providing financial support to the development of business cases.
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