2018-19 Budget—Infrastructure: Busting Congestion, Connecting Our Regions, Improving Safety and Creating Jobs

Media Release

BUDGET001/2018

08 May 2018

Joint release with:

The Hon Michael McCormack MP

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities

The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government

The Liberal and Nationals Government will invest more than $75 billion in nationally significant transport infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, including new funding of $24.5 billion for projects and initiatives which will improve Australians' lives across every State and Territory.

This investment will bust congestion in our cities to get commuters home sooner and safer, move freight more efficiently to our ports and markets, better connect our regions, grow our economy and create thousands of new local jobs.

It demonstrates a commitment to a credible, decade-long pipeline of infrastructure projects focused on driving economic growth, increasing productivity and connectivity and creating new employment opportunities. Our pipeline will create approximately 50,000 additional direct and indirect jobs over the next decade.

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

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

These investments are part of the Government's strong economic plan and are only possible due to our prudent management of the Budget.Through strong governance arrangements linked to funding commitments, the Government will ensure Australians get value for money on our investments and continue to press the States and Territories to provide their fair share of funding. The Government also remains committed to exploring every opportunity for private sector involvement to help reduce the cost on hard-working Australians.

IMPROVED PASSENGER AND FREIGHT RAIL

The Commonwealth will provide significant investment in rail infrastructure to ensure people can move around our city centres more efficiently and better connect our cities and suburbs with regional areas. In this Budget, $7.9 billion will be allocated towards rail projects across the nation including:

  • A commitment of up to $5 billion for a future Melbourne Airport Rail Link—the single biggest infrastructure commitment in the Budget;
  • $1.1 billion to develop further stages of METRONET in Perth;
  • $475 million to construct a new rail line to Monash Precinct in Melbourne;
  • $400 million to duplicate a section of the Port Botany Rail Line and construct the Cabramatta passing loop;
  • $390 million to upgrade the Beerburrum to Nambour line in Queensland;
  • $225 million to electrify the Frankston to Baxter line in Melbourne;
  • $220 million to complete the electrification of the Gawler line in Adelaide;
  • $50 million towards a business case for the Western Sydney Airport North-South Rail Link which will be jointly funded with New South Wales as part of the landmark Western Sydney City Deal;
  • $50 million to plan and deliver further upgrades to the Geelong Rail Line.

URBAN CONGESTION FUND

The Government is continuing our ongoing commitment to bust congestion not only through our investments in major urban projects in the pipeline but also through a targeted $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund.

Congestion cost the national economy more than $16 billion in 2015 and commuters are sick of being stuck in traffic rather than spending time with their families. The Urban Congestion Fund will focus on alleviating this burden by investing in projects in urban areas that address pinch points and last-mile access to ports, airports and freight hubs.

ROADS OF STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE INITIATIVE

This Budget includes $3.5 billion to establish the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative which will upgrade key freight corridors in regional Australia and increase productivity by connecting our major agricultural and resource areas with our cities and ports. The Initiative will also benefit urban areas where the primary focus will be last-mile access to ports, markets, airports and intermodal facilities. Upgrades to these roads will increase safety and provide broader benefits to regional Australia by supporting the tourism industry.

A portion of the funding from this Initiative will support a number of immediate priorities including:

  • An additional $1.5 billion to continue our commitment to Northern Australia to deliver better access for industry and communities;
  • $400 million to upgrade regional highways in Tasmania, including the Bass Highway, to improve safety and freight efficiency;
  • $220 million to deliver a bypass of Bindoon on the Great Northern Highway in Western Australia; and
  • $100 million in additional funding for the Barton Highway corridor to improve access from regional New South Wales to the Australian Capital Territory.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE THROUGH A MAJOR PROJECT BUSINESS CASE FUND

The Pipeline lays out a clear plan for Commonwealth-funded construction over the next 10 years but it is also essential we continue to plan for the next phase of Government investment.

For this reason, $250 million will be allocated to a Major Project Business Case Fund to enable the Commonwealth to work in partnership with State and Territory Governments to develop business cases for major projects.

The first business cases funded will include $15 million to support planning for a passenger rail service between Toowoomba and Brisbane and $10 million for EastLink WA (Orange Route).

SAFER ROADS FOR AUSTRALIANS

Accidents on our roads cost Australians about $30 billion a year, but this figure pales in comparison to the suffering of families who lose loved ones.

The Australian Government is continuing to fund the successful Black Spot Program with $744.5 million from 2013–14 to 2021–22 to deliver safety improvements, such as safety barriers and street lighting to sections of dangerous road which have a crash history. The Black Spot Program is one of the most effective road safety measures. On average Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent.

The Roads to Recovery Program will also be maintained with $4.8 billion from 2013–14 to 2021–22 for the construction, repair and upgrade of local roads.

INVESTING IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

This Budget continues a commitment to build a strong regional Australia with extensions to community grants programs to invest directly in economic and social infrastructure which creates jobs and builds stronger regional communities.

Following the success of the first round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which is delivering more than 250 projects across regional Australia and creating about 26,000 jobs, a further $200 million has been allocated to deliver a third round of the program.

Local knowledge is critical to successful community projects which is why the Stronger Communities Programme will be extended for a fourth round through a commitment of an additional $22.5 million. This program provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and Local Governments for capital projects, such as aged care facilities and community halls.

The commitment to practical and common sense decentralisation initiatives will continue to boost economic growth and provide more opportunities for secure, high-paying jobs outside the traditional public-service strongholds of Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

Regional Australia has already directly benefited from this agenda with the successful relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to Armidale in New South Wales and Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (now Agrifutures) to Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, and with the announcement the Regional Investment Corporation will be based in Orange, New South Wales.

To build on this success, jobs from six Government entities will be relocated, including positions from the following:

  • The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations moving from Canberra to Darwin;
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Indigenous Affairs Group Regional Network moving from Melbourne to Shepparton in Victoria and from the Sydney CBD to Parramatta in the city's west;
  • The Unique Student Identifier Registrar moving from Canberra to Adelaide;
  • The Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner to be established in Adelaide;
  • Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Indian Ocean Territories from Canberra to Perth; and
  • Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Inland Rail Unit from Canberra to Toowoomba in Queensland, Dubbo in New South Wales and Wodonga in Victoria.

The Government's commitment to a decentralisation agenda is unwavering. In addition to the above, further significant announcements in relation to decentralisation will be made over the coming months.

REMOTE AIRSTRIP UPGRADE PROGRAM EXTENDED

The Government remains committed to delivering better access and safety upgrades to remote airstrips and will extend the Remote Airstrip Upgrade program by providing $28.3 million from 2018–19 to 2021–22.

Remote airstrip upgrades ensure continued access to essential, potentially lifesaving, health care as well as fresh food, mail services and access to employment and education opportunities.

This investment will boost local economies, support local needs and create more local jobs.

Competitive grants funding rounds will be conducted with applications sought from local airstrip owners, such as local councils, cattle stations and indigenous communities.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

Local councils will benefit from an early payment of 50 per cent of the 2018–19 Financial Assistance Grant program.

This cash injection of more than $1.2 billion will give councils the opportunity to start work immediately on new projects and to benefit from additional interest on cash in the bank.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BY STATE AND TERRITORY

National

  • Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative: $3.5 billion, including $2.2 billion to be provided to specific regions or corridors, as detailed below.
  • Urban Congestion Fund: $1 billion.
  • Major Project Business Case Fund: $250 million.

New South Wales

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

Victoria

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

The Government also remains committed to the East West Link and our offer of $3 billion stands. We are ready to deliver the project should any Victorian Government decide to proceed.

Queensland

  • Bruce Highway: $3.3 billion for continued upgrades to the Bruce Highway:
    • $880 million Pine River to Caloundra corridor upgrade.
    • $800 million for the Cooroy to Curra—Section D.
    • $200 million for additional safety works.
  • M1 Pacific Motorway: $1 billion towards upgrades between Varsity Lakes and Tugun, and between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill.
  • Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade: $390 million.
  • Brisbane Metro: $300 million.
  • Cunningham Highway (Amberley Interchange): $170 million.
  • Toowoomba to Brisbane Passenger Rail Business Case: $15 million to support planning.
  • Queensland will also receive a share of the $1.5 billion ROSI initiative—Northern Australia Package, and a share of the $160 million commitment to the Outback Way, both to be allocated across the three northern jurisdictions.

Western Australia

  • METRONET: An additional $1.1 billion, taking the total Australian Government funding to $2.3 billion, including new projects announced in the Budget:
    • $500 million for Morley-Ellenbrook Line
    • $241 million for Byford Extension
    • $83 million for the Midland Station project
    • $2 million for Lakelands business case
    • $226 million for further projects to be agreed.
  • Road Projects: $1.5 billion:
    • Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3): $560 million
    • $252.5 million for Tonkin Highway Stage 3 Extension
    • $145 million for Tonkin Highway Gap
    • $183 million for Tonkin Highway interchanges
    • $107.5 million for Mitchell Freeway Extension—Hester Avenue to Romeo Road
    • $46.5 million for Leach Highway (Welshpool Road interchange)
    • $144 million for Roe Highway/Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road/Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges)
    • $65 million for Stephenson Avenue Extension.
  • Bindoon Bypass—Great Northern Highway: $220 million though the ROSI initiative.
  • EastLink WA (Orange Route) Business Case—$10 million.
  • Western Australia will also receive a share of the $1.5 billion ROSI initiative—Northern Australia Package, and a share of the $160 million commitment to the Outback Way, both to be allocated across the three northern jurisdictions.

The Government also remains committed to the Perth Freight Link and our offer of $1.2 billion stands. We are ready to deliver the project should any Western Australian Government decide to proceed.

South Australia

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

Tasmania

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

Australian Capital Territory

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

Northern Territory

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

Northern Australia

  • ROSI initiative—Northern Australia Package: $1.5 billion to be shared across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
  • Outback Way: $160 million, to be allocated across Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Budget 2018–19: Key Projects

New South Wales—Key Projects

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

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$m
Location
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.
2.0 2.0 Campbelltown
Barton Highway Upgrade Package
  • Upgrade of the Barton Highway.
10.0 50.0 Yass Valley
ROSI—ACT to NSW Package
  • Improve the connections between the ACT and regional NSW, targeting the Barton Highway.
5.0 60.0 Yass Valley
Bolivia Hill Realignment
  • Realignment of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill.
21.8 55.0 Bolivia Hill
Cessnock Road, Testers Hollow
  • Upgrade Cessnock Road.
1.0 15.0 Maitland
Oceano Street—Copacabana
  • Upgrade Oceano Street.
1.8 3.8 Copacabana
Dobell Roads Upgrade Package
  • Wattle Tree Road, Holgate
  • Hutton Road, The Entrance North
  • Audie Parade, Berkeley Vale
  • Blenheim Avenue, Berkeley Vale.
6.2 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.
7.7 9.0 Eurobodalla
Far North Collector Road Network
  • Connecting Illaroo Road in North Nowra to Moss Vale Road.
0.2 13.7 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.
2.0 40.0 Sydney
Great Western Highway (Katoomba to Lithgow)
  • A package of priority safety upgrades on the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow.
24.5 173.5 Katoomba to Lithgow
Jane Street and Mulgoa Road Infrastructure Upgrade
  • Upgrade of Jane Street, Mulgoa Road and High Street, Penrith.
12.5 35.0 Penrith
Jewry Street Bridge
  • Upgrade of bridge and additional lanes between the bridge and Manilla Road.
3.5 3.5 Tamworth
Langford Drive and Woy Woy Road Intersection
  • Upgrade of Langford Drive and Woy Woy intersection at Kariong.
0.7 1.8 Woy Woy
Lanyon Drive/Tompsitt Drive Intersection
  • Signalise intersection of Lanyon Drive and Tompsitt Drive.
2.6 6.0 Queanbeyan-Palerang
M1 Productivity Package
  • Capacity improvements to three sections of the M1 Pacific Motorway.
68.6 195.8 Central Coast
M5 Belmore Road Ramps
  • Construction of east-facing ramps from Belmore Road to the M5 Motorway.
13.3 15.0 Sydney
Macquarie Park Transport Interchange
  • Upgrade of Macquarie Park Transport Interchange.
5.0 60.0 Macquarie Park
Mulgoa Road
  • Upgrade of Mulgoa Road between Blaikie Road and the M4.
6.8 70.1 Penrith
Mt Lindesay Road
  • Realign, construct and upgrade Mt Lindesay Road between Legume and Woodenbong.
4.0 12.0 Kyogle

Tenterfield
Munsie Bridge
  • Replace Munsies Bridge on Gostwyck Road.
0.2 0.8 Uralla
Narellan Road
  • Upgrade of Narellan Road from four lanes to six lanes between Camden Valley Way and Blaxland Road.
0.4 62.9 Narellan
National Highway Upgrade Program
  • Newell Highway—Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla heavy duty pavement construction.
9.7 61.4 Mungle Back Creek
New England Highway—Armidale Airport Roundabout
  • Construction of a roundabout.
0.8 1.0 Armidale
New England Highway—Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass
  • Further planning and preconstruction activities for a bypass of Tenterfield.
2.5 10.0 Tenterfield
Newcastle Port—Kooragang Island Connectivity
  • Duplication of the Tourle Street Bridge and approaches in Newcastle.
2.0 42.0 Newcastle
NorthConnex
  • Construction of twin three-lane tunnels linking the M1 and the M2 Motorways.
5.0 412.3 Sydney
Nowra Bridge
  • Construction of a new bridge and intersection upgrades.
10.0 155.0 Nowra
Pacific Highway Upgrade
  • Completion of the upgrade to dual carriageway of the Pacific Highway by 2020.
593.6 5,637.9 North Coast
Pacific Highway—Coffs Harbour Bypass
  • Construction of the Coffs Harbour Bypass.
10.0 235.0 Coffs Harbour
Page Bridge Upgrade Package
  • Replacement of various bridges.
0.8 2.0 Kyogle
Page Road Upgrade Package
  • Sealing of Broadwater Road, Wyrallah Road, Conway Street and upgrade Coraki-Woodburn Road.
0.0 2.0 Lismore

Richmond Valley
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.
7.5 75.0 Sydney
Port Botany Rail Line Duplication
  • Duplicate remaining single track between Mascot and Botany and construct a passing loop at Cabramatta.
10.0 130.0 Sydney
Princes Motorway M1 Improvements—Bellambi Creek to Picton Road
  • Construction of additional lanes between Picton Road and Bellambi Creek.
8.7 42.0 Mt Ousley
Queanbeyan Bypass
  • Construction of a bypass of the Queanbeyan CBD.
8.0 25.0 Queanbeyan
Richmond Bridge
  • Bridge and intersection upgrades.
0.8 18.0 Hawksbury
Richmond Roads Package
  • Local road and bridge upgrades.
1.4 2.8 Tweed

Ballina

Byron
Robertson Road Upgrade Package
  • Upgrade of Ryans Road and Davis Street.
0.0 1.7 Central Coast
Scone Bypass
  • Construction of the Scone Bypass.
40.0 65.0 Scone
Shoalhaven River Bridge Planning
  • Planning for an additional crossing of the Shoalhaven River.
1.0 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. Includes a $1.5 billion grant. A $2 billion concessional loan was provided for Stage 2, with $575.9 million of the loan available in 2018–19.
0.0 1,500.0 Sydney
Western Sydney Airport Rail business case
  • Funding of planning for rail at the airport site.
35.0 50.0 Western Sydney
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
  • Werrington Arterial Road
  • The Northern Road Upgrade
  • M12 Motorway
  • Bringelly Road Upgrade
  • Ross Street Intersection.
350.1 2,012.1 Western Sydney
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan—Local Roads Package 42.3 160.0 Western Sydney

Victoria—Key Projects

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

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$m
Location
Monash Rail
  • Undertake planning and preconstruction towards construction of a rail line in south-east Melbourne to service the Monash precinct.
3.0 23.0 South-East Melbourne
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.
9.1 9.1 Ballarat
Condah-Hotspur Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade of approximately 14 kilometres of Condah-Hotspur Road, including the widening of the Crawford River Bridge.
0.0 2.5 Heywood
Melbourne Airport Rail Link
  • The Government has committed up to $5 billion towards the future construction of a rail link from Melbourne Airport to the Melbourne CBD in partnership with the Victorian Government.
20.0 250.0 Melbourne
Melbourne Airport Rail Link Business Case
  • Develop a preliminary business case to determine the preferred route and estimated cost for a rail link from Melbourne Airport to the Melbourne CBD.
28.5 30.0 Melbourne
Frankston to Baxter Rail Upgrade Business Case
  • Develop a business case to investigate options to duplicate and electrify the rail line and associated infrastructure from Frankston to Baxter.
2.5 4.0 Melbourne
Frankston to Baxter Rail Link (Electrification Upgrade)
  • The project will duplicate and electrify eight kilometres of the Stony Point Rail Line from Frankston to Baxter.
0.0 60.0 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.
14.2 38.0 Melbourne
Monash Freeway Upgrade—Stage 2
  • Widen the Monash Freeway from Warrigal Road to EastLink and from Clyde Road to Cardinia Road, upgrade the Beaconsfield interchange, duplicate and extend O'Shea Road, and extend the managed motorway technology along the freeway.
0.0 500.0 Melbourne
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.
  •  
0.0 120.2 Regional Victoria
M80 Ring Road
  • Complete the upgrade and widening of the M80 Ring Road.
0.0 462.7 Melbourne
North East Link
  • Construct a freeway link between the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough and the Eastern Freeway.
0.0 200.0 Melbourne
North East Rail Line Upgrade
  • Upgrade rail line to a Victorian Class 2 track performance standard for passenger services.
40.0 235.0 North East Victoria
Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale Duplication
  • Duplicate more than 30 kilometres of the Princes Highway East between Traralgon and Sale.
13.1 145.7 South East Victoria
Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale Duplication additional commitment
  • Completion of duplication of the Princes Highway East between Traralgon and Sale.
0.0 100.0 South East Victoria
Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac Duplication
  • Duplicate and upgrade 37 kilometres of the Princes Highway West from Winchelsea to Colac.
34.3 181.7 South West Victoria
Regional Rail Revival Package:
  • Ballarat Line Upgrade
  • Geelong Line Upgrade
  • North East Line Upgrade
  • Gippsland Line Upgrade
  • Avon River Bridge Replacement
  • Warrnambool Line Upgrade
  • Bendigo/Echuca Line Upgrade
  • Shepparton Line Planning.
504.0 1,464.9 Regional Victoria
Regional Rail Revival Package—additional commitment
  • Geelong Line
5.0 35.0 Regional Victoria
Rural and Regional Roads Package
  • A package of projects to improve safety and productivity across rural and regional Victoria, including $97 million for the Echuca-Moama Bridge and an $25 million to continue the upgrade of the Great Ocean Road.
0.0 345.0 Regional Victoria
Tullamarine Freeway Widening (Section 1 of CityLink Tulla Widening)
  • Provide an additional lane in each direction on the Tullumarine Freeway from Melrose Drive to Melbourne Airport.
35.2 200.0 Melbourne
Urban Congestion Package (Network & Off-Network)
  • A package of projects that will relieve congestion in urban areas, including construction of the O'Herns Road interchange on the Hume Freeway.
0.0 85.0 Melbourne
Victorian Congestion Package
  • A package of projects that will relieve congestion in urban areas in Victoria.
0.0 40.0 Victoria
Western Freeway—Halletts Way Access Ramps and Shared User Path
  • Construct east-facing access ramps to, and a shared user path bridge over, the Western Freeway at Halletts Way.
0.3 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.
44.2 358.8 Western Victoria

Queensland—Key Projects

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

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$m
Location
Bruce Highway
  • A range of projects and programs of work on the Bruce Highway to provide a safer, more reliable and efficient Highway.
744.0 6,239.9 Brisbane to Cairns
Bruce Highway—additional commitments
  • Pine River to Caloundra (including Dohles Rocks Road Intersection)
  • Cooroy to Curra Section D
  • Safety Package
0.0 30.0 Brisbane to Cairns
Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade
  • The duplication of the North Coast Line between Beerburrum and Landsborough, and a range of upgrades to the existing rail infrastructure between Landsborough and Nambour including passing loop extensions, dual platforms at stations connected by lifts and pedestrian bridges; and additional car parking at some stations.
10.0 200.0 Sunshine Coast
Brisbane Metro
  • A high-frequency metro network across 21 kilometres of existing busway that links Eight Mile Plains, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, and the University of Queensland Lakes to the Brisbane CBD.
10.0 170.0 Brisbane
Cape York Region Package
  • A package of road and community infrastructure projects, including upgrades on the Peninsula Developmental Road.
3.0 208.4 Cape York
Cunningham Highway Yamanto to Ebenezer (Amberley Interchange)
  • The upgrade of the Yamanto and Amberley intersections with the Cunningham Highway, and construction of a new two-lane deviation off the highway connecting with the northern end of Amberley Road as well as a range of safety works along the route.
0.0 55.0 Ipswich
Gateway Upgrade North
  • Upgrade of approximately 11 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.
29.0 914.2 Brisbane
Pacific Motorway (M1)
  • Upgrades to the M1/M3 Gateway Merge section of the Motorway.
34.0 115.0 Brisbane
Pacific Motorway (M1)
  • Upgrades to the Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes section of the Motorway.
60.0 110.0 Gold Coast
Pacific Motorway (M1)
  • Upgrades to the Motorway between Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill and between Varsity Lakes and Tugun.
10.0 155.0 Brisbane/Gold Coast
Ipswich Motorway—Rocklea to Darra
  • Upgrade approximately three kilometre section of the Motorway to three 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.
55.0 200.0 Ipswich
National Highway Upgrade Program—Queensland
  • Safety and upgrade works on sections of the National Land Transport Network in regional Queensland
8.5 49.3 Regional

Queensland
Peak Downs Highway
  • Upgrade of the crossing of Eton Range to address safety and operational deficiencies.
0.0 157.7 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.
54.4 1,137.0 Toowoomba
Major Project Business Case Fund—Toowoomba to Brisbane Passenger Rail 5.0 15.0 Toowoomba to Brisbane
Warrego Highway Upgrade Program
  • A program of works on the Warrego Highway, delivering pavement widening and lane duplication, additional overtaking lanes and intersection safety upgrades.
122.8 508.0 Toowoomba to Roma
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 83.2 Mackay
Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor
  • The project will provide a direct link from the North Coast rail line to the Port of Townsville improving traffic flow in the city centre by reducing the number of freight trains using the current line.
38.8 147.0 Townsville
Counter Road (Noosa to Cooloola)
  • Sealing works on the Cooloola-Noosa coastal link road.
2.0 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).
8.0 15.2 Rockhampton
Feasibility Study for Burrum Bridge
  • Feasibility study for an additional bridge across the Burrum Bridge.
0.2 0.2 Sunshine Coast
Mt Lindesay Highway Upgrade
  • The project will upgrade the Mt Lindesay Highway in North Mclean. 
12.8 16.0 Logan
Philip Street—Gladstone
  • Widening a 700 metre stretch of Philip Street adjacent to a proposed community precinct site.
1.8 20.0 Gladstone
Green Camp Road Corridor Upgrade
  • Upgrades to the intersection of Rickertt Road and Green Camp Road
5.0 10.0 Brisbane
Shore Street Upgrade—Cleveland
  • Upgrades to the Shore Street roundabout.
3.5 3.5 Brisbane
Gladstone Port Access Road
  • Planning for the next stage of the Gladstone Port Access Road.
2.0 3.8 Gladstone
Outback Way—2016 election commitment
  • The package will upgrade sections of the roads that form the ‘Outback Way’, including the Donohue Highway, Kennedy Developmental Road and the Diamantina Developmental Road.
5.8 21.2 Western Queensland
Through the Northern Australia Roads Program, 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)
  • Includes pavement strengthening and rehabilitation works.
8.8 13.6 Regional Queensland
Flinders Highway (Charters Towers—Richmond) Culvert upgrades (Package 1)
  • Includes replacing culverts, which are past their design life and are showing signs of structural fatigue between Charters Towers and Richmond.
7.4 20.0 Regional Queensland
Barkly Highway (Cloncurry—Mount Isa) Intersection Upgrades in the Mount Isa Urban Area
  • Upgrades to nine intersections on the Barkly Highway through the Mt Isa urban area.
3.2 5.0 Regional Queensland
Capricorn Highway (Rockhampton—Duaringa) Rockhampton to Gracemere Duplication
  • Duplication (widen from two-lanes to four-lanes) of approximately five kilometres of the Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere.
4.1 60.0 Rockhampton
Kennedy Developmental Road (Mount Garnet—The Lynd) Pavement Widening
  • Widening (from single-lane to two-lane seal) approximately three kilometres of Kennedy Developmental Road between Mount Garnet and the Lynd.
0.0 2.7 Regional Queensland
Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd—Hughenden) Progressive Sealing
  • Sealing of approximately 42 kilometres of the remaining unsealed sections on the Hann Highway.
13.0 40.0 Regional Queensland
Bowen Developmental Road—Stage Development
  • Upgrades to unsealed sections of Bowen Developmental Road between the Gregory Developmental Road (near Belyando Crossing) and Collinsville.
3.2 23.0 Regional Queensland
Landsborough Highway (Longreach—Winton)—Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)
  • Upgrades to approximately 24 kilometres of the Landsborough Highway between Longreach and Winton.
5.7 20.0 Central West Queensland
Peak Downs Highway (Clermont—Nebo) Logan Creek to Nine Mile Creek—Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)
  • Strengthening and widening works to approximately 13 kilometres of the Highway, providing a wider and safer two-lane highway, to better accommodate over-size and over-mass freight vehicles.
3.2 28.0 Regional Queensland
Rockhampton (Bajool—Port Alma Road) Pavement Widening Port Access Road
  • Upgrades to approximately 14 kilometres of the Bajool—Port Alma Road, to the south east of Rockhampton.
7.0 11.6 Rockhampton
Through the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program, the Australian Government is providing a total of $56.9 million to Queensland towards:
Rockhampton Road Network—Road Train Access
  • Upgrades to approximately 29 kilometres of the Capricorn Highway, Bruce Highway, the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road and the Rockhampton-Emu Park Road to provide access for Type 1 Road Trains.
10.0 20.0 Rockhampton
Richmond—Croydon Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • This package will seal approximately 11 kilometres of the Richmond Croydon Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety between the Gulf Developmental Road and the Flinders Highway.
0.0 3.2 Regional Queensland
Richmond—Croydon Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • This package will seal approximately 4 kilometres of the Richmond Croydon Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety between the Gulf Developmental Road and the Flinders Highway.
1.0 1.0 Regional Queensland
Clermont—Alpha Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • Sealing works to approximately five kilometres of the Clermont—Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety.
0.7 2.0 Regional Queensland
Clermont—Alpha Rd—Progressive sealing—Package Two
  • Sealing works to approximately 10 kilometres of the Clermont—Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety.
3.8 4.0 Regional Queensland
Clermont—Alpha Rd—Progressive sealing—Package Three
  • Sealing works to approximately two kilometres of the Clermont—Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety.
0.8 1.0 Regional Queensland
Ootann Road—Almaden to Kennedy Hwy—Gunnawarra—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • Progressive sealing of approximately one kilometre of the Ootann Road between Almanden to the Kennedy Highway.
0.7 0.7 Northern Queensland
Ootann Road—Almaden to Kennedy Hwy—Gunnawarra—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • Strengthening and widening works to approximately six kilometres of the Highway, providing a wider and safer two-lane highway.
4.1 4.1 Northern Queensland
Burke Developmental Road—Chillagoe to Almaden—Progressive Sealing—Package One
  • Sealing works to approximately five kilometres of unsealed sections of the Burke Developmental Road between Chillagoe to Almaden.
4.1 4.3 Regional Queensland
Burke Developmental Road—Chillagoe to Almaden—Progressive Sealing—Package Two
  • Sealing works to approximately two kilometres of unsealed sections of the Burke Developmental Road between Chillagoe to Almaden.
1.6 1.7 Regional Queensland
Gregory Developmental Road—South of Charter Towers—Widening
  • Widening works to approximately eight kilometres of the Gregory Developmental Road between Belyando Crossing and Collinsville.
3.7 4.6 Regional Queensland
Cloncurry—Dajarra Road—Progressive Sealing
  • Sealing works to approximately five kilometres of the Cloncurry—Dajarra Road to improve productivity and safety in the region.
1.3 2.6 Regional Queensland
Diamantina Developmental Rd (Boulia—Dajarra) Rehabilitation and Widening
  • Widening works to approximately 11 kilometres of the Diamantina Developmental Road between Boulia to Dajarra to improve productivity and resilience.
3.2 4.0 Regional Queensland
Richmond—Winton Rd—Progressive sealing—Package One
  • Sealing of approximately seven kilometres of the Richmond—Winton Road.
2.8 3.0 Regional Queensland
Richmond—Winton Rd—Progressive sealing—Package Two
  • Sealing of approximately two kilometres of the Richmond—Winton Road.
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 Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$m
Location

METRONET

  • Thornlie-Cockburn Link
  • Yanchep Rail Extension
  • Business Case development
  • Denny Avenue level crossing removal
  • Bellevue Depot facilitation
95.7 792.0   Perth

METRONET

  • Morley-Ellenbrook Line
  • Byford Extension
  • Midland Station Project
  • Lakelands business case development
  • Further projects to be agreed
13.4 729.0 Perth
Armadale Road Duplication—Anstey Road to Tapper Road
  • Duplication of Armadale Road between Anstey Road to Tapper Road.
55.0 116.0 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.
25.0 32.0 Osborne Park

Kwinana Freeway—Russell Road to Roe Highway—Northbound Widening

  • Widening from two to three lanes between Russell Road and Roe Highway.
35.0 39.2 South ake/Jandakot/Atwell/Success

Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange

  • Construction of a bridge at Joondalup Drive over Wanneroo Road.
20.0 32.7 Joondalup/Carramar/Tapping
Bunbury Outer Ring Road—Planning
  • Planning and project development to complete outer ring road.
8.0 10.0 Bunbury
Leach Highway—Carrington Street to Stirling Highway
  • Upgrade High Street to improve safety and traffic flow.
5.0 73.6 Fremantle
Armadale Road Bridge
  • Construct bridge over the Kwinana Freeway connecting Armadale Road with North Lake Road.
30.0 189.6 Success/Atwell
Regional Road Safety Package
  • Road safety upgrades across regional road network in WA.
20.0 44.2 Regional WA
Smart Freeways—Kwinana Northbound
  • Implement smart freeway to create an additional lane from Roe Highway to Narrows Bridge.
20.0 37.6 Como/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.
85.0 275.8 Muchea to Wubin
Nicholson Road Grade Separation
  • Grade separation of the rail crossing at Nicholson Road.
4.3 18.0 Perth—Canning Vale
NorthLink WA—Central and Northern Sections
  • 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.
200.0 556.2 Perth and Swan Valley—Malaga to Muchea
NorthLink WA—Southern Section
  • Construction of new interchanges at the Tonkin Highway junctions with Morley Drive and Collier Road and a flyover at Benara Road.
13.1 100.6 Perth—Morley, Bayswater
Outback Way 2013 Commitment—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.
10.0 51.8 Wangara/Pearsall/Woodvale
Tonkin Highway Stage 3 Extension
  • Extend the Tonkin Highway to the south beyond Thomas Road to the South West Highway.
5.0 107.5 Mundijong/Cardup
Tonkin Highway Interchanges (Hale, Welshpool Road East and Kelvin Road)
  • Construct grade separated interchanges at the intersections of the Tonkin Highway at Hale Road, Welshpool Road East and Kelvin Road.
0.0 10.0 Forrestfield/Orange Grove/Wattle Grove
Tonkin Highway Gap
  • Upgrade Tonkin Highway from Collier Road to the Great Eastern Highway.
0.0 10.0 Bayswater/Ascot/Ashfield
Stephenson Avenue (Stirling Centre ) Extension
  • Extend Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road to the Mitchell Freeway.
10.0 65.0 Osborne Park

Roe Highway/Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road/Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges

  • Construct grade separated interchanges at the intersections of Roe Highway and Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road and Great Eastern Highway Bypass.
3.2 49.0 Helena Valley/High Wycombe

Mitchell Freeway Extension—Hester Avenue to Romeo Road

  • Extend the Mitchell Freeway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road.
17.5 107.5 Ridgewood/Butler

Leach Highway (Welshpool Road) Interchange

  • Construct an overpass to separate the Leach Highway from Welshpool Road.
15.5 46.5 Queens Park/Welshpool/Bentley

Major Project Business Case Fund—EastLink WA (Orange Route)

  • Planning and development of an alternative route between Northam and Perth to the current alignment of the Great Eastern Highway.
5.0 10.0 Gidgegannup/Wooroloo/Wundowie
Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3)
  • Construct Stages 2 and 3 of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.
12.0 75.0 Australind/Waterloo/Gelorup
ROSI—Western Australia—Bindoon Bypass
  • Provide a two lane bypass on the Great Northern Highway, approximately 46 kilometres in length to the west side of Bindoon.
0.0 165.0 Bindoon
Outback Way—2016 election commitment
  • The package will upgrade sections of the Great Central Road.
17.0 37.2 Central Western Australia
Through the Northern Australia Roads Program, the Australian Government is providing a total of $171.8 million to Western Australia towards:
Marble Bar Road—Coongan Gorge
  • This project will realign and reconstruct a section of the Marble Bar Road that passes through Coongan Gorge.
24.6 43.6 Regional Western Australia
Great Northern Highway Upgrade—Maggie Creek to Wyndham
  • Widening, overlay and reconstruction works on a section of the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham.
21.3 44.9 Regional Western Australia
Great Northern Highway Bow River Bridge and Approaches
  • Replacement of the existing low-level single lane Bow River Bridge on the Great Northern Highway with a new 2-lane high-level bridge.
16.0 30.8 Regional Western Australia
Broome—Cape Leveque Road
  • The project will realign and seal an unsealed section of the Broome Cape Leveque Road.
21.0 52.5 Regional Western Australia
Through the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program, the Australian Government is providing a total of $12.5 million to Western Australia towards:
Great Northern Highway—Ord & Turkey Creek—Road Improvements
  • Reconstruction, realignment and installation of passing lanes along priority sections of the Highway between Ord and Turkey Creek.
6.5 12.5 Regional Western Australia

South Australia—Key Projects

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

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$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.
30.9 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 Program—South Australia
  • Productivity and safety improvements on the Sturt Highway.
7.2 19.9 East South Australia—Gawler to Victorian border
Northern Connector
  • A new road approximately 15 kilometres linking the Northern Expressway to the northern end of the South Road Superway.
124.0 708.0 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.
80.0 496.0 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.
43.6 380.5 Adelaide—Croydon, Hindmarsh
Regional Roads Package
  • Proposed package of regional road projects in South Australia.
3.0 11.0 Regional South Australia
Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation
  • Grade separation of road and rail at the intersection of Diagonal Road and Morphett Road.
69.4 95.0 Oaklands Park
Lobethal B-Double Route
  • Road upgrades to provide a B-Double connecting route to Lobethal.
10.0 14.0 Lobethal
Flinders Link
  • 600m extension of Tonsley rail line from to the Flinders Medical Centre.
29.6 42.8 Clovelly Park
Goodwood to Torrens
  • Grade separation of freight and passenger rail lines.
14.4 189.4 Adelaide
North South Corridor—Regency Road to Pym Street
  • New six lane approximately two kilometre, non-stop motorway connecting the South Road Superway to the Torrens to Torrens project.
0.0 52.0 Adelaide—Croydon Park
North South Corridor—Future priorities 0.0 0.0 Adelaide—Thebarton and Kurralta Park
Joy Baluch AM Bridge
  • Duplication of the existing two lane Joy Baluch AM bridge.
0.0 60.0 Port Augusta
Gawler Rail Line Electrification
  • The continuation of the electrification of the Gawler Rail Line in North Adelaide from Salisbury to Gawler.
0.0 50.0 Gawler, Smithfield, Elizabeth and Salisbury

Tasmania—Key Projects

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

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$m
Location
ROSI—Tasmania Roads Package
  • Deliver a package of targeted upgrades, including on the Bass Highway to improve safety and efficiency.
10.0 100.0 Various
Bass Highway—Westbury Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrade the junction of the Bass Highway off-ramp and Westbury Road.
0.2 0.4 North East Tasmania
Bass Highway—Wynyard Intersection Upgrades
  • Upgrade intersections on the Bass Highway beyond Wynyard
0.2 2.3 North West Tasmania
Bridgewater Bridge Replacement
  • Construct a new four-lane crossing of the Derwent River at Bridgewater.
5.0 100.0 Greater Hobart
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.
0.4 1.9 North East Tasmania
Domain Highway Interchange Planning
  • Planning and development of design options to provide improved capacity for the Domain Highway/Brooker Highway Interchange.
0.3 2.2 Hobart
Freight Rail Revitalisation (Tranche 1 and 2)
  • Raising the quality of the major lines on the Tasmanian freight rail network.
13.2 104.7 Various
Highland Lakes Road Upgrade
  • Seal approximately 20.6 kilometres of Highland Lakes Road from Miena to Haulage Hill, north of Breona.
2.5 5.0 Central Tasmania
Hobart Airport Interchange
  • Grade separate the existing at-grade roundabout at the Hobart Airport.
9.3 24.0 Hobart
Huon Highway—Summerleas Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Upgrading the intersection between the Huon Highway and Summerleas Road to address cross-traffic movements.
2.6 17.5 Bell Bay
Industry Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade approximately nine kilometres of unsealed road on Industry Road.
3.3 3.4 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.
1.1 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.
69.2 320.0 Central Tasmania
National Highway Upgrade Program—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.
0.7 7.7 Hobart
Soldiers Settlement Road Upgrade
  • Upgrade of approximately eight kilometres of unsealed road on Soldiers Settlement Road.
0.9 2.5 North east Tasmania

Australian Capital Territory—Key Projects

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

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$m
Location

Monaro Highway Upgrade

  • Deliver a package of targeted upgrades to increase capacity, and improve efficiency and safety.
0.0 40.0 Canberra

Monaro Highway—Canberra Avenue to Hume Planning

  • Undertake planning for the future upgrade of the Monaro Highway.
0.8 1.0 Canberra

Pialligo Avenue Duplication Planning

  • Undertake planning for the future duplication of Pialligo Avenue.
1.8 2.0 Canberra

ROSI—ACT to NSW Package

  • Improve the connections between the ACT and regional NSW, targeting the Barton Highway.
5.0 60.0 Yass Valley

Northern Territory—Key Projects

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

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$m
Location
Outback Way—2016 election commitment
  • The package will upgrade sections of the roads that form the ‘Outback Way’, including the Plenty Highway and Tjukaruru Road.
4.5 41.6 Southern NT
National Highway Upgrade Program
  • Upgrade of the Little Horse and Big Horse Creek Bridges on the Victoria Highway.
9.4 20.0 Victoria

Highway
Central Arnhem Road Upgrade
  • Involves sealing, reconstructing, widening, and flood immunity improvements to priority sections of the route to a fit-for-purpose standard
0.0 35.0 Northern NT
Buntine Highway Upgrade
  • Upgrading priority sections of the Buntine Highway to deliver flood immunity, safety improvements and pavement strengthening and widening works.
0.0 35.0 Western NT
Northern Territory Roads Package
  • Strengthening and widening of road pavements, flood immunity improvements and fatigue management measures such as upgrading rest areas.
11.37 77.0 Various—Stuart, Barkly and Victoria highways
Regional Roads Productivity Package
  • Various upgrades on the Arnhem Link Road, Buntine Highway, Central Arnhem Road, Port Keats Road, Roper Highway and Santa Teresa Road.
9.0 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 the Darwin CBD, and the completion of the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive from Berrimah Road to the Darwin CBD.
15.0 29.5 Darwin
Outback Way 2013 Commitment—Northern Territory Section
  • Upgrades and sealing of sections of the Outback Way in the Northern Territory.
0.6 20.0 Tjukaruru Road and Plenty Highway
Through the Northern Australia Roads Program, the Australian Government is providing a total of $192.2 million to the Northern Territory towards:
Arnhem Highway—Adelaide River Floodplain Upgrade
  • Construction of approximately five kilometres of new road alignment on the existing road corridor.
15.0 62.3 Northern NT
Plenty Highway Upgrading—Project Development and Delivery Phase
  • Sealing approximately 20 kilometres of the Plenty Highway to standard two-lane seal.
16.8 20.0 Southern NT
Tjukaruru Road Upgrade
  • Sealing approximately 11 kilometres of the road to two-lane standard seal.
7.0 8.0 South West NT
Keep River Plains Road Upgrade
  • Sealing of approximately 13 kilometres of the Keep River Road to two-lane standard seal and constructing new bridges over the Keep River and Sandy Creek.
27.5 70.0 Northern NT
Buntine Highway Road Upgrading—Project Development and Delivery Phase
  • Upgrades to approximately 52 kilometres of the Buntine Highway.
27.0 32.1 Northern NT
Through the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program, the Australian Government is providing a total of $30 million to the Northern Territory towards:
Barkly Stock Route Upgrading
  • Reconstruction and upgrading the Barkly Stock Route.
9.4 10.0 Northern NT
Tablelands Highway—Road Upgrading
  • Upgrades to selected sections of the Tablelands Highway to a two-lane standard seal.
10.3 20.0 Northern NT

National—Key Projects And Initiatives

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

Key projectsFunding 2018–19
$m
Total Australian Government funding
2013–14 to
2021–22
$m
Location
Melbourne—Brisbane Inland Rail
  • The Australian Government has committed $9.3 billion in equity and grant funding for the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project.
  • Spanning three states and 1,700 kilometres, Inland Rail will be a nationally significant civil engineering project supporting around 16,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction.
32.8 290.3 Queensland,New South Wales, Victoria
Urban Congestion Initiative
  • Targeting last-mile pinch points in urban areas.
0.0 200.0 National
Major Project Business Case Fund
  • Develop business cases for major projects that will commence construction as the current major Pipeline projects conclude.
10.0 75.0 National
Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative (Note: figures include all funding under ROSI including for Northern Australia, Tasmania, Bindoon Bypass and Barton Highway)
  • The ROSI initiative will support upgrades to key road freight corridors in regional Australia to increase network reliability and connectivity.
25.0 530.0 National
ROSI—Northern Australia Package
  • Will be used to upgrade roads which support major freight movements to better connect industry to markets and export facilities, and connect communities to essential services in Australia's north.
10.0 170.0 Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia
Outback Way—2018 Budget commitment
  • The package will facilitate further upgrades to sections of the Outback Way across the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.
0.0 0.0 Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia