Federal Budget supports NSW's recovery plan

New South Wales continues to benefit from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s record infrastructure investment, with funding for major new projects to be announced in this week’s 2021-22 Budget, securing Australia’s recovery.

Key projects to be funded include:

  • $2.03 billion for the Great Western Highway Upgrade – Katoomba to Lithgow – Construction of East and West Sections
  • $400 million for the Princes Highway Corridor - Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road – Stage 1
  • $240 million for the Mount Ousley Interchange
  • $100 million for the Princes Highway Corridor – Jervis Bay Road Intersection
  • $87.5 million for M5 Motorway – Moorebank Avenue-Hume Highway Intersection Upgrade
  • $52.8 million for Manns Road – Intersection Upgrades at Narara Creek Road and Stockyard Place; and
  • $48 million for Pacific Highway – Harrington Road Intersection Upgrade, Coopernook.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said these projects will make New South Wales roads safer, reduce travel times and support thousands of jobs across the state.

“From upgrading the Great Western and Princes highways, to improving the key road connections in the outer suburbs and regional areas - these projects will support more than 6,500 direct and indirect jobs across New South Wales,” Prime Minister Morrison said.

“Our record funding commitment is creating jobs, boosting business investment, while securing Australia’s COVID recovery.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said this additional investment demonstrated the Government’s commitment to nation-defining infrastructure right here in New South Wales.

“Whether it’s the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport or the transformative Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail, we are investing to build Australia’s future,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“Our more than $2 billion investment in upgrading Great Western Highway will bring enormous benefits, both in road safety and in the ongoing jobs that construction will support.

“The Government is driving the delivery of major infrastructure projects to map the economic road back from the pandemic, building the economy and providing certainty for businesses over the long term.”

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher said the Australian Government will continue to invest in the NSW economy in the coming years through investments in key urban pinch points such as the Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway intersections with the M5, and the planning for the Stacey Street corridor in Bankstown.

“This is complemented by targeted road investments along key commuter corridors, including $240 million for the Mount Ousley Interchange near Wollongong and an additional $18 million for Appin Road upgrades,” Minister Fletcher said.

“Major projects delivered over the last year include the Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga to Ballina, which completed the duplication between Hexham and the Queensland border, as well as NorthConnex, which bypassed one of NSW’s most congested routes – Pennant Hills Road.”

The Australian Government looks forward to working constructively with the New South Wales Government to deliver this infrastructure, supporting jobs and businesses right across New South Wales.

For more information on investments in NSW visit Infrastructure Investment Program.

 

New South Wales

     

New Projects

     

 

 

Total Australian Government Funding

($ million)

Total Funding

($ million)

Great Western Highway Upgrade - Katoomba to Lithgow - Construction of East and West Sections

 

2,032.0

2,540.0

M5 Motorway - Moorebank Avenue - Hume Highway Intersection Upgrade

 

87.5

175.0

Manns Road – Intersection Upgrades at Narara Creek Road and Stockyard Place

 

52.8

66.0

Mount Ousley Interchange

 

240.0

300.0

Pacific Highway - Harrington Road Intersection Upgrade, Coopernook

 

48.0

60.0

Princes Highway Corridor (NSW)

 

 

 

Jervis Bay Road Intersection*

100.0

125.0

 

Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road – Stage 1

400.0

500.0

Stacey St Bankstown - Planning

 

25.0

50.0

Total

 

2,985.3

3,816.0

 

 

 

 

Existing Projects Receiving Additional Funding

     

 

Additional Australian Government Funding

($ million)

Total Australian Government Funding

($ million)

Total Funding

($ million)

Appin Road

18.0

68.0

68.0

Eurobodalla Roads Upgrade Package

0.4

9.4

9.4

Far North Collector Road Network, Nowra

19.0

32.8

32.8

Warren Road Upgrade, Coonamble to Warren

0.03

1.93

4.83

Whipstick Bridge Upgrade, Wyndham

1.7

2.4

2.4

Total

39.1

114.5

117.4

 

     

Total Australian Government Funding in 2021-22 Budget

$3.02 billion

         

*Allocation of existing funding

Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) Allocations of Existing Funding

Total Australian Government Funding

($ million)

Total Funding

($ million)

Toowoomba to Seymour – New South Wales

 

 

 

 

County Boundary Road

8.2

10.2

 

Entrance to Mugincoble Silos Access Road

3.8

4.8

 

Forbes Iron Bridge Upgrade

36.0

45.0

 

Moree Intermodal Overpass

35.2

44.0

 

Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway Intersection Upgrade

20.0

40.0

 

Newell Highway and Oxley Highway Intersection Upgrade

32.0

40.0

 

Peak Hill Road Upgrade ‘Part 1’

8.6

10.8

 

Peak Hill Road Upgrade ‘Part 2’

7.8

9.7

 

Pilliga Road Upgrade

5.0

6.2

 

Purlewaugh Road Upgrade

2.4

3.0

 

Upgrades to Hargraves Lane and Federation Street

32.0

40.0

Tenterfield to Newcastle

 

 

 

 

Bald Nob Road Upgrade

4.5

5.6

 

Sunnyside Platform Road Upgrade

1.5

1.9

Total

 

197.0

261.2