News and Media https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/news-and-media.xml en Bruce Highway Safety Upgrades begin at Bluewater https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/bruce-highway-safety-upgrades-begin-bluewater <h1 class="au-header-heading">Bruce Highway Safety Upgrades begin at Bluewater</h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/243" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">justin.newbury</span></span> <span>Fri, 2019-06-14 12:38</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Work has begun to deliver a safer Bruce Highway between Townsville and Ingham, thanks to a $22.1 million package of safety upgrades now underway at Bluewater, 30 kilometres north of Townsville on the Bruce Highway.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the safety works were part of the Federal Government's commitment to improve safety and efficiency for all road users along the entire length of the Bruce Highway between Brisbane and Cairns.</p> <p>“Works will include a new $6.1 million southbound overtaking lane between Two Mile Creek and Sleeper Log Creek for motorists travelling between Ingham and Townsville, which are fully funded under the Federal Government’s Bruce Highway Overtaking Lanes Package,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“Creating safer overtaking opportunities is part of the Government’s strategy to save lives and reduce road trauma on the Bruce Highway.</p> <p>“A further $16 million of safety works at Bluewater will be funded under the Bruce Highway Safety Package and will include road widening, installation of wide centre line treatments and safety improvements at Bluewater Station Road, Forestry Road and Toolakea Beach Road intersections.</p> <p>“These safety works, which are jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis, will deliver vital visibility improvements and better access for communities.”</p> <p>“We all know that road accidents have a devastating impact on members of our community, so the Federal Government is committed to working with state governments to reduce head-on collisions on our roads through targeted investments such as these.”</p> <p>Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said in addition to driving safety between Townsville and Bluewater, the project would also support more than 60 jobs during construction.</p> <p>“The Bruce Highway is one of our Queensland’s most important transport corridors, which is why we’re delivering a $12.6 billion program together with the Australian Government to increase capacity and improve safety,” Mr Bailey said.</p> <p>“This is a win for local industry and the thousands of motorists who use this stretch every day, as well as a boost for the region’s economy with support for valuable construction jobs.”</p> <p>Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the project would deliver several kilometres of widened road and centre line treatments, along with safety improvements at a number of key intersections for the local community.</p> <p>“This section of the Bruce has had a significant crash history, with 14 reported crashes in the past five years — two of which resulted in fatalities and another 10 in hospitalisation,” Mr Stewart said.</p> <p>“The reconfiguration of the intersections at Forestry Road and Toolakea Beach Road, as well as at Feldt Street and Bluewater Drive, will improve safety for locals in the northern beaches and ease traffic congestion on the Bruce Highway.”</p> <p>Works are expected to be completed by late 2020, weather permitting.</p> <p>The $6.1 million overtaking lane is fully funded under the Federal Government’s $275 million Bruce Highway Overtaking Lanes Package. The $16 million safety works are jointly funded under the $1.04 billion Bruce Highway Safety Package with the Federal Government funding $831.3 million and the Queensland Government contributing $207.8 million.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">McCormack</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Media release</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-06-14T12:00:00Z">Fri, 2019-06-14 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-release-with field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Joint Release with</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">The Hon Mark Bailey</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">QLD Minister for Transport and Main Roads</div> <div class="field__item">State Member for Miller</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 02:38:27 +0000 justin.newbury 673 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au Our future infrastructure landscape https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/speech/our-future-infrastructure-landscape <h1 class="au-header-heading">Our future infrastructure landscape</h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/26" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Richard Kite</span></span> <span>Wed, 2019-06-12 11:36</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>It is a pleasure to join you here in Melbourne at the Australian Financial Review National Infrastructure Summit.</p> <p>I am born and bred of this great city.  I grew up in Pakenham, 55 kilometres out from where we are today. When I was a boy, it was a country town of just a few thousand people; the local hospital where I was born was then called the Pakenham Bush Nursing Hospital.</p> <p>No one would call Pakenham “the bush” anymore.  As Melburnians know, there are suburbs all the way to Pakenham and beyond.  The town itself is 50,000 people with another 20,000 on its way.</p> <p>I mention this story because it illustrates the incredible growth of this city over the last few decades; growth which has been largely replicated in our other big cities.  This has made our cities more cosmopolitan, vibrant, and wealthier, but it has also created enormous challenges, particularly the challenge of congestion.</p> <p>In the last decade or so, our large cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane have seen congestion markedly increase. </p> <p>For example, 10 years ago, a 30km freeway journey in Melbourne's morning peak took an average of 39 minutes.  Today, it takes an hour.  Peak hour is extending; freeways are now frequently at a stand-still; many trains are at crush capacity; and station carparks are full. </p> <p>Congestion was a key theme in the recent election, particularly for those in middle and outer suburbs.  It impacts people's lives in a real way on a daily basis.</p> <p>But congestion is also an economic burden.  When roads are congested, it costs more to transport goods, for service providers to get to their destination, and for employees to get to work.</p> <p>Large cities will always have some congestion, but analysis from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics shows that the <em>avoidable</em> costs of congestion for Australia's capital cities has risen significantly over time from a cost of $5.7 billion per year in 1990, $9.3 billion in 2000 and $25 billion in 2017–18. It suggests that without any policy change, it will grow to $40 billion per year by 2030.</p> <p>The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia also emphasised this point in his most recent speech, pointing out that our infrastructure investment is one of the key factors supporting the economy:</p> <blockquote><p>The investment [in infrastructure] is important. It is not only supporting demand in the economy at a time when this is needed, but it is also adding to the supply capacity of the economy and directly improving people's lives, including through a reduction in transport congestion.</p> </blockquote> <p>It is these social and economic costs of congestion, and the importance of infrastructure to the economy generally, that have been at the forefront of our minds in establishing our national urban infrastructure agenda (which I will come to in a minute).</p> <p>This infrastructure agenda is one element of a multi-faceted plan to better manage our future population growth—which has the aim of supporting economic growth and maintaining the liveability of our cities and regions. </p> <p>That plan was outlined just a couple of months before the election and comprises three broad components:</p> <ol> <li>Easing the population pressures on our big capitals and supporting the growth of smaller cities and regions,</li> <li>A massive boost in infrastructure, and</li> <li>A better planning mechanism with the states.</li> </ol> <p>In my remaining time today, I want to take you briefly through these components of our population plan and how they fit together, with a focus on our infrastructure agenda and how we are thinking about the implementation challenges post election.</p> <h2>Easing population pressure</h2> <p>The first element of our Population Plan is to ease the population pressure on our big cities and better support the growth of our regions and smaller capitals.</p> <p>Australia's population story is one of strong growth.</p> <p>Australia, along with New Zealand and Israel, has some of the highest population growth rates in the developed world, with Australia averaging about 1.6 percent per annum.</p> <p>This growth would be challenging enough for planning and infrastructure to keep up, but it hides the fact that 75 percent of all that growth in recent years has been to three areas: Melbourne, Sydney and South East Queensland.</p> <p>Those cities have had exceptionally fast growth. Melbourne grew by a rapid 2.7 per cent in 2016–17, with Sydney and SEQ not far behind. Only two other cities in the English speaking world added more people than Melbourne during that year: Atlanta and Houston.</p> <p>Around sixty per cent of all our population growth has been driven by migration, but it is even higher in Melbourne and Sydney.</p> <p>Outside of our largest urban areas there are many smaller cities and territories that are growing more modestly but want to grow faster, and in some cases cannot find people for the work available.</p> <p>South Australia, for example, wants to grow faster and bridge the gap between its current population growth of 0.7 per cent per year and the national average of 1.6 per cent.</p> <p>In the regions today, there are an estimated 60,000 vacant positions—18 per cent more than two years ago. I have mayors and businesses screaming for more people in those areas.</p> <p>In response to this, we are implementing a much more nuanced approach to Australia's migration policy, in close consultation with the states and local government.  We have also announced a fast rail plan which will work in concert with these new migration settings to help decentralise our population.</p> <p>Step 1 is reducing the permanent migration cap from 190,000 to 160,000 people per annum.  Then, within this 160,000 cap, we have allocated 23,000 places specifically for areas outside the large capital cities. </p> <p>On top of this, we have provided new incentives for international students to seek opportunities in smaller cities or the regions.  International students are the largest component of the temporary migrant intake, but like with permanent migrants, 80 percent go to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  Our new incentives will change this distribution, without jeopardizing one of our largest export industries.</p> <p>We are also expanding the use of Designated Area Migration Agreements.  These are tailored migration agreements for specific geographical areas. Six are presently being implemented or negotiated.</p> <p>Working in concert with these new migration settings is our fast rail plan. </p> <p>Our fast rail plan has the same objective as the new migration settings that I have outlined. That is, to take the pressure off the big capitals and support the growth of the regions.</p> <p>Over the next two decades, our ambition is to have several of Melbourne's, Sydney's and Brisbane's satellite cities connected to fast rail.  This would then enable people to live in a place like Shepparton or Wodonga (with the cheaper housing and lifestyle that accompanies regional centres) while being able to easily commute daily to the larger employment markets.</p> <p>We are starting with Melbourne to Geelong and have allocated $2 billion to get this going and create a 30 minute commute.  We are then funding a number of business cases on other routes to determine future priorities. </p> <p>Our large capitals will continue to grow strongly but the combination of these migration settings, fast rail to satellite cities and further investment in regional centres will see a slightly more even distribution of population growth.</p> <h2>Boosting infrastructure expenditure</h2> <p>The second part of our Population Plan is a massive increase in infrastructure expenditure, particularly in urban areas where the population is growing rapidly.</p> <p>In the 2019/20 budget, we announced a record investment of $100 billion over ten years that benefits every state and territory.</p> <p>In the three years before we came to office, the federal infrastructure expenditure averaged $6 billion per annum; it is now averaging over $10 billion across the forward estimates.</p> <p>The bulk of the funding is on the large city-shaping road and rail projects along with key national roads of strategic importance (which the Deputy Prime Minister has referred to).</p> <p>In the Budget, for example, we made additional commitments to M1 Motorway in Queensland, the Pacific Motorway in New South Wales, the Western Highway in Victoria, and the North South Corridor in South Australia, among others.</p> <p>Further rail investments were made in fast rail (as I have mentioned) as well as an additional $700 million to improve services through to Waurn Ponds in suburban Geelong.</p> <p>However, in the last two budgets, we have also focussed more on suburban roads, in recognition that it is often the local road, intersection, or lack of bridge that causes as much of a congestion headache as the pace of the freeway.</p> <p>We have allocated $3 billion out of our $4 billion Urban Congestion Fund, to more than 160 projects across our major cities. These projects are aimed at reducing congestion, helping reduce vehicle operating costs and delivering a more reliable road network for commuters and freight.</p> <p>Part of this $4 billion Urban Congestion Fund is $500 million allocated for commuter car parks. Over the next few years, this funding will add capacity to 47 commuter carparks in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, removing up to 25,000 cars from our roads every day. In many cases, we have targeted entire rail corridors to add parking capacity all the way up the line. </p> <p>We want to get cracking on all of these projects as quickly as possible. In nearly all cases, this involves working cooperatively with state governments and local councils who will undertake the construction, even if the federal government has fully funded the project.</p> <p>I have been having meetings with my state counterparts and local mayors to get these projects locked into construction schedules and delivered as quickly as possible.</p> <p>The public want the levels of government to work together to get projects delivered and that is exactly what we want to do, regardless of the political colour of the government or Council.</p> <p>We have done this effectively across the nation, but as our investment increases, naturally our engagement will also.  Our aim is to develop strong partnerships as we continue to roll out projects.</p> <p>Further, how we design the new roads and commuter car parks is often as important as the funding itself.  We want to continue to engage with the private sector who bring expertise in the planning and design as well as good public consultation which Councils and State Governments are generally good at.</p> <p>Our national infrastructure program is already having an impact on the economy and will continue to do so.</p> <p>Ernst and Young, in analysis commissioned by the Federal Infrastructure Department, estimates that our investment in 90 federally funded major projects are, each year, adding $3 billion to national productivity, saving 225 million passenger hours, and 55 million freight and business hours.</p> <p>In further new analysis, they state that the economic gains of these projects are long lasting.  By 2036, the economy will be $8.3 billion permanently larger as a result of these projects in our pipeline.  In addition, this pipeline of projects, once complete, will have generated more than 9600 permanent jobs (on top of the tens of thousands of jobs generated during project delivery nationwide).</p> <p>This demonstrates the significant, lasting impact of good infrastructure investment that remains long after the opening.</p> <p>People are also starting to see the changes on the ground from state and federal investments in our cities and will see even more changes in the near future.</p> <p>In Brisbane, for example, the $1 billion Gateway North Project was opened by Premier Palaszczuk and myself just a few months ago, allowing 83,000 road users to travel more seamlessly between Nudgee and Deagon, and reduce congestion on the connection to the Bruce Highway.</p> <p>As well, next year, two upgraded sections of the M1 Pacific Motorway will be opening, at the Gateway Motorway Merge and between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes, reducing congestion along the heavily trafficked route between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.</p> <p>In Sydney, the city will be transformed within two or three years as some of the massive projects from the huge NSW infrastructure program will be completed, while others are just getting started.  For example, the $3 billion North Connex will open next year, along with the next stage of the $16.8 billion WestConnex project (the New M5). The state-funded light rail to Randwick will be open at the end of the year.  This is on top of the Northwest Metro that opened last month and had 130,000 passengers on its first day of opening, taking massive pressure off the road network, including major arteries like the M2 Motorway.</p> <p>In Perth, we are partnering with the state government to deliver the transformational METRONET project, which will construct approximately 70 kilometres of new heavy passenger rail and up to 18 new rail stations. This represents the single largest investment in public transport in Perth's history and will make a huge difference in the lives of Perth's residents.</p> <p>Of the big cities, my main concern over the medium term is Melbourne. The Victorian Government has initiated many large-scale projects that will help transform the city, but most are still five, ten or more years away from completion. Metro Rail which is critical to enable more train capacity on the entire network, for example, won't be finished until 2025; Melbourne Airport Rail, which we kicked off with our $5 billion commitment, will commence construction in 2022; North East Link, another great project of which we have allocated $1.75 billion will open in 2027; and of course, the Suburban Rail Link will take decades.</p> <p>Of course, the East West Link would have been finished this year (creating a ring-road for Melbourne) had it not been cancelled. It still needs to be built and we are willing to fund the entire government requirement.</p> <p>This is not to say that nothing has been completed. Many projects have, including the widening of the Tullamarine and the Monash (both supported by the federal government) and an impressive level-crossing removal program.  However, the multi-billion dollar large scale projects are all some time away, while many of Sydney's are approaching completion.</p> <p>We are in this situation in Melbourne in part because the population growth well outstripped expectations. In 2004, for example, it was projected that Melbourne would grow by 500,000 by 2017; it in fact grew by 1.2 million.</p> <p>Given the time schedules involved in the larger scale projects, it means it is even more essential to get fast traction on the smaller ones. It will also mean continued monitoring of population growth into the city through our new population planning framework which I will now discuss.</p> <h2>Better planning with the states</h2> <p>The final major element of our plan to better manage our future population growth is a better planning framework with the states and territories.</p> <p>Last December, the Prime Minister led a discussion with states and territory leaders who have now all agreed to develop a National Population and Planning Framework. The Framework will provide greater transparency and coordination around population growth and management, consider jurisdiction's input into migration settings, improve population data sharing, and focus on skills requirements at a regional level.</p> <p>We are continuing to develop this Framework with the states and territories and welcome input on it from the broader community.</p> <p>Our Population plans will also be supported in the future by a new Centre for Population. This will be established from 1 July this year and be based in Treasury, where the Population portfolio is led from. </p> <p>The Centre will help all levels of government and the community better understand how the populations of our states, cities and regions are changing and the challenges that change presents.</p> <p>We will also continue to deliver on our City Deals, which have become an important mechanism for developing 10–20 year plans across three levels of government for a specific geographical area. We already have seven deals signed and are in the implementation phase of them.</p> <p>Just before the election campaign we announced our intention to negotiate a South East Queensland deal, while during the campaign we announced two for Melbourne: a South East Melbourne deal and a North West Melbourne deal. All three will be large and complex, but have the potential to better support the growth and liveability of these fast growing regions.</p> <p>We know that having the right infrastructure in place to support the right number of people and skills, aligned with effective governance and collaboration by all levels of government, is essential to continuing to build the success of Australia's cities as great places to live and work.</p> <p>We will be looking to identify, and where appropriate, leverage the important connections between our population plan, our approach to cities and the funding we provide to support new infrastructure in future City Deals.</p> <h2>Conclusion</h2> <p>To conclude my remarks today, I want to reaffirm our top priority, which is to progress the significant commitments we have made on population, infrastructure and cities policy.</p> <p>Our direction is clear, and we will work closely with state and local governments to achieve our shared objectives of improving the lives of all Australians, taking pressure off our major cities while supporting growth in our regions, and getting people home sooner and safer.</p> <p>Thank you.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Tudge</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10" hreflang="en">Speech</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-06-12T12:00:00Z">Wed, 2019-06-12 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-additional-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Additional Information</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--additional-details paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-additional-details field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">AFR National Infrastructure Summit, Melbourne</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:36:03 +0000 Richard Kite 672 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au Introduction to Norfolk Island residents https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/marino/community-update/introduction-norfolk-island-residents <h1 class="au-header-heading">Introduction to Norfolk Island residents</h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/15" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">brett.sargeant</span></span> <span>Fri, 2019-06-07 15:23</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dear Norfolk Island Residents</p> <p>I am very pleased to have been asked by the Prime Minister to fill the position of Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories. Together with you, your community, the Norfolk Island Regional Council and Administrator Eric Hutchinson, I look forward to continuing the work of my colleague the Hon Sussan Ley MP towards a strong future for Norfolk Island.</p> <p>To give you some background; my family and I own a dairy farming business in Harvey, a small rural community in the South West region of Western Australia. I have worked with and for small communities, regional and agricultural organisations and groups for most of my life. Following my election as the Member for Forrest in 2007, I took on the role of Whip immediately on entering the Parliament and was appointed as the first female Chief Government Whip in 2015.</p> <p>My role as Minister is to serve you, the community of Norfolk Island – and to be your voice in Canberra. I understand during the last few years there have been challenges. Despite this, I also understand there are many positives, and by working together there is more we can achieve.</p> <p>Service delivery will be a key focus, including the forging of a long-term partnership for state-type services, and working with you to finalise the design of the new medical facility. Extending the Commonwealth Corporations laws will ensure Island businesses no longer operate under two sets of laws.</p> <p>I understand Norfolk Island has a unique history and culture, which must be respected and maintained as we take steps to secure and grow the local economy. Working relationships based on trust and open communication are important to me, and I will work with key representatives in your community, including the Administrator, Council of Elders, the Mayor Robin Adams and Councillors.</p> <p>It is my intention to visit Norfolk Island as soon as possible and to meet as many of you as I can. There is more to be done, and I look forward to hearing from you about what’s important to you and others on the Island.</p> <p>The Hon Nola Marino MP</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/13" hreflang="en">Marino</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11" hreflang="en">Community update</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-06-07T12:00:00Z">Fri, 2019-06-07 12:00</time> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Jun 2019 05:23:08 +0000 brett.sargeant 671 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au Press Conference, Port Macquarie, NSW https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/interview/press-conference-port-macquarie-nsw <h1 class="au-header-heading">Press Conference, Port Macquarie, NSW</h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/15" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">brett.sargeant</span></span> <span>Fri, 2019-06-07 11:58</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Pat Conaghan:</strong> We’re here today down at Port Macquarie Main Beach and I’d like to welcome here today the Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack, the Mayor Peta Pinson and members of the Tidal Pool Committee. </p> <p>Firstly, I'd just like to say welcome again to the Acting Prime Minister post-election. </p> <p>Now, of course, we've had the election recently and the Nationals in Coalition were returned, and my view is we were returned because people were comfortable. People knew that they were in good hands. And it's because of The Nationals in Coalition that we can deliver projects such as the tidal pool of $4.47 million. </p> <p>This has been something that's been ongoing for decades. Back in 1992, there was a proposal put forward and granted but never went ahead because of the funding. We have that funding now. </p> <p>And if you look around, it's a beautiful day in Port Macquarie. It's winter. People are out surfing. People are out swimming. And this is exactly what the people of Port Macquarie have asked for – a tidal pool. It will be the jewel in the crown of Port Macquarie. </p> <p>Everything will be done sympathetic to the environment, to the ecology, to the local area, and it'll be such a great thing for tourism, such a great thing for the people of Port Macquarie. </p> <p>The young people who can use it, the elderly who can use it, those who aren't confident in going out to the surf. So it's going to be a great asset and something that will be here forever and a day for the people of Port Macquarie.</p> <p>So, I'd just like to hand over to Mayor Peta Pinson for a few comments.</p> <p><strong>Peta Pinson:</strong> Great. Thank you, Pat. And I also extend my warm welcome to you, Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack. </p> <p>Yes, it is. It's wonderful. The election's done and dusted now and the pledge of almost $4.5 million for such an asset for our community. This is not a council initiative, it's not led by the council. This is a community-led initiative. </p> <p>The likes of the Tidal Pool Committee who’ve stuck in there and they’ve lobbied hard and now they're getting their just desserts with this wonderful announcement, with the funding coming through. </p> <p>So I'd just like to thank you for your advocacy, Pat, on behalf of our community. But mostly, I'd like to also congratulate the members of the Tidal Pool Committee. </p> <p>I'm sure that the Port Macquarie-Hastings community are really waiting for this to be delivered, and our tourism as well is going to benefit from it.</p> <p>So, thank you. And Josh, I’ll hand over to you to say a few words.</p> <p><strong>Josh Rummery:</strong> I’d just like to say thank you for everyone meeting here today. This is one of our prime locations here at Town Beach. </p> <p>We are considering three, so we're being very sensitive, obviously, to ecology, what the community wants, and ensuring that we make sure we do a great job for the money that's being spent here. </p> <p>So we're employing the right people to do the right job for us so that when it comes the time to build it, it stacks up and everyone's going to be happy with it. So, yes, thank you very much for that.</p> <p><strong>Pat Conaghan:</strong> Fantastic. Thanks, Josh, and thank you for your service and contribution to the committee. It's extremely important to the people of Port Macquarie and of course, Michael, thank you again for your counsel and making this happen for Port Macquarie.</p> <p><strong>Michael McCormack:</strong> Thank you, Pat. </p> <p>There was a tidal wave of support for this project. As I understand there were 18,000 signatures on a petition, on a support measure, to get this project happening. </p> <p>It didn't happen by pure chance. It didn't happen by some coincidence. It happened because the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government had money there to make sure that we have a strong economy. To make sure that we're able to build the infrastructure for regional, country, coastal communities that is going to be such an asset, as Pat Conaghan has just said, for this particular community – Town Beach at Port Macquarie. </p> <p>And it’s there also because of Pat Conaghan’s fighting. It's there because of his advocacy. It's there because he championed it. </p> <p>That's the sort of bloke that Pat Conaghan is. He's somebody who's going to identify a project, listen to the community support, take on board what they've told him and then deliver. </p> <p>It's not just a tidal pool for Port Macquarie, it's all the roads, it's all the bridges, it’s all the infrastructure right around the Cowper electorate that Pat Conaghan is going to deliver now and into the future. </p> <p>That's because the community has also backed him. They've backed the Liberal and Nationals’ Government. They’ve backed what we're doing with the economy. And they've backed us to make sure that we can continue to support regional communities because that's what the National Party does. It gets in there, it identifies things that the community has said that they need and want and expect and most of all deserve. </p> <p>And as Pat Conaghan has said, this is going to be such a game-changer for tourism, such a game changer for local residents, because they'll be able to come down here, swim confidently in a great little facility. It's going to be state of the art. </p> <p>I know that Josh and his committee worked so hard right back to, I think, it's Ken Wilson, back to 1990, this was first looked at and the community first said that they needed a project like this. Well, it's been delivered. </p> <p>Thanks to Pat Conaghan, thanks to The Nationals, and also thanks to the great community efforts that got behind this project. </p> <p><strong>Question:</strong> Deputy Prime Minister, what else has brought you to Port Macquarie?</p> <p><strong>Michael McCormack:</strong> I'm going to be talking to the oyster farmers this afternoon and listen to their concerns. We need a strong oyster community. We need strong fisheries. They've got some issues, they’ve got some concerns that they've identified that they'll be raising with me. </p> <p>Certainly, we've got a new Fisheries Minister in Jonathon Duniam from Tasmania. He understands fisheries. He also will be working very closely with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation to see what we can do to help bolster this important industry – this important industry which provides so many jobs and so many market opportunities for Port Macquarie and elsewhere, right up and down the east coast of Australia and elsewhere.</p> <p><strong>Question:</strong> What are some of those issues they’ve raised with you, these oyster farmers?</p> <p><strong>Michael McCormack:</strong> Well, they haven’t raised them with me yet, but I’m looking forward to the meeting this afternoon so that they can raise whatever issue they like. </p> <p>And that's what the National Party does: we go to these sorts of meetings. They've called on us to sit down with them for an hour or so and I'll hear their concerns, and I'll take them to the Assistant Minister and we'll certainly see what we can do for them. </p> <p><strong>Question:</strong> The funds committed for the tidal pool are likely not going to be enough to complete the whole project. Will there be more money on the table?</p> <p><strong>Michael McCormack:</strong> Well, they asked for $4.47 million, and Pat Conaghan and The Nationals delivered $4.47 million. </p> <p>But look, I know that Josh and his team are going to go away and they've got three sites that they're looking at. They've obviously got some other things that they need to tick off on before we actually get the first shovel on the ground. </p> <p>But we'll always look at that and we’ll always take on board what the committee tells us, and if they come back and say: well look, we don't need quite that amount of money, we'll say well, we'll spend that money on something else. If they come back and say: look, it’s a little bit extra, again we'll look at that as well. </p> <p>But, you know, the fact is the money that they've requested is there. It's budgeted. It’s good money. And Pat Conaghan delivered it.<br /> I’m pleased and proud that he's been able to do that for and on behalf of the Port Macquarie community. The fact is, the money's there and we'll be delivering this project. </p> <p>I’m looking forward to coming back and swimming and it won't be in budgie smugglers – you can be safe in the knowledge of knowing, Pat. </p> <p>Thank you. </p> <p><strong>Question:</strong> [Indistinct] in terms of the tidal pool, there’s not really an announcement today, you’re just reaffirming …</p> <p><strong>Michael McCormack:</strong> Just reaffirming? Look, I'm coming back because it's just been about two and a half weeks since the election, and sometimes there’s this cynicism by community, sometimes even by journalists, would you believe it? I can say that being an ex-journalist, but the fact is, people just think you turn up during a campaign period. No, no, no. No, I'm going to be turning up many more times. </p> <p>I'll be turning up here even more before the end of the year, because I want to make sure that the sort of commitments that we made are going to be delivered. </p> <p>I want to make sure that the community knows that they put their faith and support in Pat Conaghan, I've put my faith and support in Pat Conaghan; Pat Conaghan will deliver. </p> <p>And I want to make sure that the community knows that the National Party are there for them, as we always have been, not just during election time but all year round. That's what I do in my role; I'm not only The Nationals’ Leader, I'm also the Minister for Transport, for Infrastructure and perhaps most importantly, Regional Development. </p> <p>So I'll be getting out and around Pat's electorate and other electorates besides. I’m on a tour this week of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, to let those electorates know that it's not just during campaign time that The Nationals turn up. We care. We turn up all the time. </p> <p><strong>Question:</strong> And when you say the money is there for the tidal pool, where exactly is there?</p> <p><strong>Michael McCormack:</strong> It has been pledged. When Josh comes back with his team and says: look, we're ready to go; we've signed all the necessary environmental and cultural and planning development tick-offs, we've got all that, we're ready to go, we've identified the site – I appreciate Josh has said that there's three potential sites at the moment – when they're ready to put a shovel in the ground, we’ll be there ready to help them. </p> <p>I know Pat’s ready to and eager to make sure that this work gets started. And then what happens is the cheque goes from the Infrastructure Department, the Treasury, into the builders, into the construction company that's going to do it and it'll get done. Happy days.</p> <p><strong>Question:</strong> Pat, just quickly, a few people are questioning the idea of giving all this money to a tidal pool when roads around the area do need upgrading. What’s your opinion on that and why the tidal pool? </p> <p><strong>Pat Conaghan:</strong> Well, in the last Budget, record spending, record investment into local roads has been given, over $100 million, so local roads will be attended to. </p> <p>But this is something that's been going on, as I said, for decades. So, the roads will be looked after, the infrastructure will be looked after. </p> <p>But this is something special that Port Macquarie deserves and they've been asking for for a long time.</p> <p><strong>Michael McCormack:</strong> And I might just add to that as the Infrastructure and Transport Minister, in the last Budget delivered on 2 April, there was a 25 per cent increase for the 500-plus councils throughout Australia for Roads to Recovery funding.</p> <p>But that's only made available because of the National Party, because we came up with that fund many years ago, when, as I understand, John Anderson was The Nationals’ Leader and Deputy Prime Minister. We knew that local councils should be able to make local decisions on roads at a local level, and so we started that fund, the Roads to Recovery funding. </p> <p>We also have a lot of money set aside for Black Spot funding as part of our $100 billion of infrastructure right across the nation. </p> <p>So, it's not just about roads, it's not just about tidal pools. It's about all sorts of infrastructure. And we're delivering it in record sums of money. </p> <p>And that's what you can do when you have a strong economy. And that's what you can do when you've got small businesses firing and creating jobs and creating opportunities. And the Liberal and Nationals’ Government will always make sure that there’s a strong economy, and that we can invest in country and coastal communities like Port Macquarie. </p> <p>Thank you very much. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">McCormack</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Interview</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-06-06T12:00:00Z">Thu, 2019-06-06 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-release-with field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Joint Release with</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Mr Pat Conaghan</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Member-elect for Cowper</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Ms Peta Pinson</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Mayor, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Mr Josh Rummery</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Port Macquarie Tidal Pool Committee member</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-additional-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Additional Information</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--additional-details paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-additional-details field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Subjects: Tidal pool project; oyster fishery; infrastructure funding</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Jun 2019 01:58:12 +0000 brett.sargeant 670 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au MOUs pave way for Qantas and Virgin to fly out of Western Sydney Airport https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/media-release/mous-pave-way-qantas-and-virgin-fly-out-western-sydney-airport <h1 class="au-header-heading">MOUs pave way for Qantas and Virgin to fly out of Western Sydney Airport </h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/243" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">justin.newbury</span></span> <span>Thu, 2019-06-06 08:16</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Australia’s biggest airlines – Qantas and Virgin – have entered into Memoranda of Understanding that will pave the way for them to fly out of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.</p> <p>The MOUs mean the airlines will work with Western Sydney International to provide design and planning insights, as well as starting early discussions about planning for potential routes.</p> <p>The parties will also collaborate on integral functions such as sustainability, baggage handling, security and airport systems at the federally-funded, $5.3 billion Western Sydney International, which started earthworks at the Badgerys Creek airport site in September.</p> <p>Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, said the MOUs were a great development in the progress towards the airport opening in 2026.</p> <p>“Western Sydney International was always geared to being an airport for full-service airlines as well as low-cost carriers,” Mr Tudge said.</p> <p>“We are on track towards achieving this and today’s announcement will go a long way in guiding how Western Sydney International will take shape over the coming years.”</p> <p>Mr Tudge said the MOUs would result in a world-class airport for both travellers and airlines.</p> <p>Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport will be designed to service international and domestic, as well as full-service and low-cost, carriers from the day it opens.</p> <p>Around 11,000 jobs will be created during the construction phase and around 28,000 within five years of opening.</p> <p>The airport is already driving further investment in the region, including billions of dollars of Commonwealth and NSW Government investment in road and rail connections, including the M12 motorway and Stage 1 of Sydney Metro Greater West.</p> <p>This Metro service is part of the historic Western Sydney City Deal, a 20-year agreement that will make the region around the airport a better place to live and work, with better transport, housing choice, education liveability and the creation of 200,000 jobs</p> <p>Through the City Deal, all levels of government are working together to deliver a modern and vibrant Western Parkland City, an employment-generating Aerotropolis, and congestion-busting road and rail infrastructure, all of which will enhance liveability for people in Western Sydney.</p> <p>Western Sydney International will cater for up to 10 million passengers when it opens, but a gradual expansion to two runways means it will eventually cater for up to 82 million passengers by 2063, the size of London Heathrow and JFK in New York.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Tudge</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Media release</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-06-06T12:00:00Z">Thu, 2019-06-06 12:00</time> </div> </div> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 22:16:49 +0000 justin.newbury 669 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au Libs & Nats' $5m road injection paves the way for Emu Swamp Dam https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/littleproud/media-release/libs-nats-5m-road-injection-paves-way-emu-swamp-dam <h1 class="au-header-heading">Libs &amp; Nats&#039; $5m road injection paves the way for Emu Swamp Dam</h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/15" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">brett.sargeant</span></span> <span>Mon, 2019-06-03 12:20</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $5 million for the road infrastructure needed to support the Emu Swamp Dam project on Queensland’s Severn River, located around 15 kilometres south-west of Stanthorpe.</p> <p>Local MP and Minister for Water Resources David Littleproud said the announcement built on the Federal Liberals and Nationals’ $42 million commitment to jointly fund the dam.</p> <p>“Building Emu Swamp Dam will create more than 700 jobs and local water security,” Minister Littleproud said.</p> <p>“This $5 million investment will get the site ready to go so construction crews can get in and build the dam.</p> <p>“It will also build new roads to replace the ones that would be flooded when the dam fills.</p> <p>“This removes a big barrier for the project so the State Labor Government has no excuses to hold the dam up.”</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $5 million in funding would be provided through the Liberal and Nationals’ Government’s $4.5 billion Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative.</p> <p>“No matter where you live, the Liberals and Nationals are investing to get you home sooner and safer,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“Safer roads save lives. They also create jobs and opportunities locally, and we want to ensure rural and regional communities also grow and create jobs as part of our record $100 billion infrastructure package.</p> <p>“That’s why programs such as the ROSI initiative help fix country roads, ensuring our farmers, truckies and small businesses can get product to market sooner and we can all drive on safer roads.”</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/14" hreflang="en">Littleproud</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Media release</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-06-03T12:00:00Z">Mon, 2019-06-03 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-release-with field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Joint Release with</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">The Hon Michael McCormack MP</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Deputy Prime Minister</div> <div class="field__item">Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Regional Development</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 02:20:04 +0000 brett.sargeant 662 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au Libs & Nats' $5m road injection paves the way for Emu Swamp Dam https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/libs-nats-5m-road-injection-paves-way-emu-swamp-dam <h1 class="au-header-heading">Libs &amp; Nats&#039; $5m road injection paves the way for Emu Swamp Dam</h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/15" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">brett.sargeant</span></span> <span>Mon, 2019-06-03 12:17</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $5 million for the road infrastructure needed to support the Emu Swamp Dam project on Queensland’s Severn River, located around 15 kilometres south-west of Stanthorpe.</p> <p>Local MP and Minister for Water Resources David Littleproud said the announcement built on the Federal Liberals and Nationals’ $42 million commitment to jointly fund the dam.</p> <p>“Building Emu Swamp Dam will create more than 700 jobs and local water security,” Minister Littleproud said.</p> <p>“This $5 million investment will get the site ready to go so construction crews can get in and build the dam.</p> <p>“It will also build new roads to replace the ones that would be flooded when the dam fills.</p> <p>“This removes a big barrier for the project so the State Labor Government has no excuses to hold the dam up.”</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $5 million in funding would be provided through the Liberal and Nationals’ Government’s $4.5 billion Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative.</p> <p>“No matter where you live, the Liberals and Nationals are investing to get you home sooner and safer,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“Safer roads save lives. They also create jobs and opportunities locally, and we want to ensure rural and regional communities also grow and create jobs as part of our record $100 billion infrastructure package.</p> <p>“That’s why programs such as the ROSI initiative help fix country roads, ensuring our farmers, truckies and small businesses can get product to market sooner and we can all drive on safer roads.”</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">McCormack</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Media release</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-06-03T12:00:00Z">Mon, 2019-06-03 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-release-with field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Joint Release with</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">The Hon David Littleproud MP</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 02:17:44 +0000 brett.sargeant 661 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au M1 Masterplan on the move https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/media-release/m1-masterplan-move <h1 class="au-header-heading">M1 Masterplan on the move </h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/243" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">justin.newbury</span></span> <span>Fri, 2019-05-31 09:22</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Steps to bust congestion on the Pacific Motorway (M1) are showing no signs of slowing with design underway for two major projects.</p> <p>Jacobs and Aecom/Arcadis and SMEC Holdings Limited – two of the largest global providers of technical services – will complete the first two stages of design for the first sections of the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill and the Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrades.</p> <p>Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the significant progress was part of the Morrison Government’s $1.7 billion commitment to the M1.</p> <p>“This includes $500 million announced in Tuesday’s Federal Budget for Daisy Hill to Logan Motorways,” Mr Tudge said.</p> <p>“We want to get Queenslanders home sooner and safer, which is why we are making sure the M1 is world-class.”</p> <p>Both projects are extensive and range from eight to 10 kilometres.</p> <p>Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the Queensland Government’s commitment of funds had ensured vital design activities and early investigations could get underway.</p> <p>“In May last year, we announced $897 million for two M1 north and south upgrades at Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill and Varsity Lakes to Tugun,’’ Mr Bailey said.</p> <p>“We’ve worked closely with Building Queensland to finalise the business cases for these upgrades, and we can now begin negotiations with the Australian Government to progress designs and construction.”</p> <p>Mr Bailey said Queensland’s funding also meant preliminary geotechnical, survey and pavement investigations on the upgrades could continue as planned.</p> <p>‘‘We have site investigations underway now in various locations on both the northern and southern upgrades,’’ Mr Bailey said.</p> <p>‘‘Investing in these works will not only improve M1 congestion but also support 721 jobs over the life of the project at Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill and 837 jobs at Varsity Lakes to Tugun.</p> <p>“Working on these projects requires planning and the design phases of these upgrades must be separated into sections.</p> <p>“This will ensure that work rolls on as soon as the current upgrades between M1/M3 Gateway merge and Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes are completed by mid-2020.”</p> <p>Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and Federal member for McPherson Karen Andrews said progressive global engineering organisation, SMEC Holdings Limited, will design sections of the Varsity Lakes to Tugun projects from Varsity Lakes to Burleigh and the Burleigh Interchange.</p> <p>“This is the next step in getting the Gold Coast moving. It shows the Liberal National Government is committed to busting congestion in our city and better connecting it with the rest of South East Queensland,” Minister Andrews said.</p> <p>State Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said Gold Coast and Brisbane residents would see massive changes to the M1 soon.</p> <p>“People are seeing progress on two upgrades underway now and two more will follow immediately after, including widening the larger section between Varsity Lakes to Tugun,” Ms Scanlon said.</p> <p>Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said Jacobs and Aecom/Arcadis will work on sections from Sports Drive to the Gateway off-ramp and Loganlea Road to Logan Road.</p> <p>‘‘Jacobs’ design will include widening the northbound side to five lanes up to the Gateway off-ramp while Aecom/Arcadis are busy designing upgrades to the Old Pacific Highway at Slacks Creek,” Mr van Manen said.<br />   <br /> It is expected the plans for the entire upgrades will be shared with the public later this year, with the detailed design of these sections due to be complete soon after.</p> <p> A further $16 million has been jointly committed to ongoing planning of the proposed motorway upgrade between Daisy Hill and Logan River.</p> <p>More detailed information on the upgrade will be available to the community in mid-2019.</p> <p>To register for updates visit the project pages at <a href="https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects">www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Tudge</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Media release</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-04-08T12:00:00Z">Mon, 2019-04-08 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-release-with field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Joint Release with</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">The Hon Mark Bailey</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">QLD Minister for Transport and Main Roads</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Karen Andrews MP</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Minister for Industry, Science and Technology </div> <div class="field__item">Federal Member for McPherson</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Bert Van Manen MP</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Federal Member for Forde</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 May 2019 23:22:07 +0000 justin.newbury 660 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au Australia's first City Deal continues to deliver for Townsville https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/media-release/australias-first-city-deal-continues-deliver-townsville <h1 class="au-header-heading">Australia&#039;s first City Deal continues to deliver for Townsville </h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/243" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">justin.newbury</span></span> <span>Fri, 2019-05-31 09:21</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Townsville City Deal continues to transform Townsville, attract investment and support local job creation, according to the second annual progress report on the Deal released today.</p> <p>Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said progress over the past 12 months on Australia’s first City Deal showed what could be achieved when all levels of government worked together.</p> <p>Minister Tudge said the Townsville City Deal was more important today than ever before as it bolstered local industry in its recovery from the recent catastrophic flooding.</p> <p>“We understand the Townsville economy still faces challenges—especially after the devastating effects of the floods —but the second year of the Townsville City Deal shows we are heading in the right direction and are delivering real projects that generate jobs and support the economy.”</p> <p>Queensland Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the City Deal had helped to identify and prioritise transformative projects and create more jobs in Townsville. </p> <p>“The City Deal has secured full funding for the Port of Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade—a $193 million project that will ensure the port can accommodate the large cargo and passenger ships of the future,” Deputy Premier Trad said.</p> <p>“The channel widening project will create 120 full time jobs over six years, support 245 ongoing jobs throughout Queensland and generate more than $380 million in economic benefits over the next 40 years.”</p> <p>Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill joined Minister Tudge and Deputy Premier Trad in acknowledging the success of the City Deal, particularly its focus on improving water security.</p> <p>“The City Deal has enabled us to make decisive progress on water security for Townsville through fully-funded projects that are already creating jobs for local residents and will provide the confidence that industry needs to do business in Townsville,” Cr Hill said.</p> <p>The Townsville City Deal—signed in 2016—is a 15-year agreement to transform the city’s economy and central business district, and the Australian Government, Queensland Government and Townsville City Council will continue to work together to deliver the commitments in the Deal.</p> <p>The Annual Progress Report is available at: <a href="https://citydeals.infrastructure.gov.au/townsville">citydeals.infrastructure.gov.au/townsville</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Tudge</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Media release</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-04-04T12:00:00Z">Wed, 2018-04-04 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-release-with field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Joint Release with</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">The Hon Jackie Trad</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Deputy Premier</div> <div class="field__item">Treasurer</div> <div class="field__item">Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Cr Jenny Hill</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Mayor of the City of Townsville</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 May 2019 23:21:10 +0000 justin.newbury 659 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au Building our future: delivering the right infrastructure for a growing nation https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/media-release/building-our-future-delivering-right-infrastructure-growing-nation <h1 class="au-header-heading">Building our future: delivering the right infrastructure for a growing nation </h1> <span><span lang="" about="/user/243" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">justin.newbury</span></span> <span>Fri, 2019-05-31 09:18</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing a record $100 billion over 10 years from 2019–20 through its rolling infrastructure plan to help manage our growing population, meet our national freight challenge and get Australians home sooner and safer. This includes an additional $23 billion of new funding in the 2019–20 Budget for projects and initiatives that will benefit every state and territory and provide local job opportunities.</p> <p>Our investment builds on generation-defining projects already underway, including the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, the Inland Rail and the long-overdue Melbourne Airport Rail link. Since 2013–14 we have committed over $145 billion to new and upgraded road and rail projects across Australia, creating more than 50,000 direct and indirect jobs.</p> <p>The 2019–20 Budget sees additional funding for major projects in every state and territory including: $2 billion for fast rail between Melbourne and Geelong in Victoria; $1.6 billion for the M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace in New South Wales; $800 million for Queensland's Gateway Motorway (Bracken Ridge to Pine River); $140 million for the Albany Ring Road in Western Australia; $60 million for Tiwi Island roads in the Northern Territory; $1.5 billion towards the remaining sections of the North-South Corridor in South Australia; $68 million for Tranche 3 of the Tasmanian Freight Revitalisation Program in Tasmania; and a $30 million investment to upgrade the Kings Highway corridor, improving access between the Australian Capital Territory and NSW.</p> <p>New funding and investment models will generate economic opportunities outside the largest capitals, including through the first Regional Deals for Barkly, Hinkler and Albury-Wodonga; upgrading our regional airports; and delivering the next round of the <em>Building Better Regions Fund</em> and <em>Stronger Communities Programme</em>.</p> <h2>Busting congestion in our cities</h2> <p>Estimates put the cost of congestion in Australia's capital cities at $25 billion per year, projected to reach $40 billion by 2030. We want to ensure people spend less time stuck in traffic and more time productively at work or at home with their families and loved ones.</p> <p>This is why we are committing an additional $3 billion to increase the <strong>Urban Congestion Fund</strong> to $4 billion for projects that will directly tackle local traffic bottlenecks. As part of this initiative, the Government is also providing $500 million for a Commuter Car Park Fund to make rail networks more accessible and take cars off the road.</p> <p>We are also recognising Australia's fastest-growing population centre by committing up to $1.14 billion to upgrade suburban arterial roads in south-eastern and northern Melbourne. The <strong>Suburban Roads Upgrades</strong> will reduce congestion and increase the safety and reliability of the suburban road network across Melbourne's southeast and north.</p> <p>The Government will again provide significant investment in <strong>rail infrastructure</strong>. Through our investment in fast rail, we are targeting key corridors to allow people to live in regional centres while enjoying the benefits of our capital cities.</p> <p>We are investing $2 billion to deliver fast rail between Melbourne and Geelong and a further $700 million to improve services through to Waurn Ponds in suburban Geelong, bringing our total commitment for stage 2 and 3 upgrades to $750 million. A further $40 million will be invested in five fast rail business cases on corridors between Sydney and Wollongong, Sydney and Parkes (via Bathurst and Orange), Melbourne and Albury-Wodonga, Melbourne and Traralgon, and Brisbane and the Gold Coast.</p> <p>We have committed funding of $3.5 billion to improve rail services in Western Sydney through the Western Sydney North South Rail Link package, to ensure that the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has a rail connection by the time it opens for business in 2026.</p> <p>Across the nation, City Deals are leveraging a Federal Liberal and Nationals Government commitment of more than $5.7 billion to support productive and liveable cities through a partnership approach with state, territory and local governments. This Budget includes additional funding commitments to City Deals, bringing the Government's contribution to $183.8 million for the Geelong City Deal and $174 million for the Adelaide City Deal.</p> <h2>Connecting our regions</h2> <p>The 2019–20 Budget commits an additional $1 billion to the <strong>Roads of Strategic Importance </strong>initiative bringing it to $4.5 billion, helping connect regional businesses to local and international markets, and better connecting regional communities. Through this initiative, we are investing in over 25 key freight corridors (including feeder roads critical to the productivity of the corridor) to more efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to our ports, airports and other transport hubs. This investment is part of the Australian Government's contribution to the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy and Action Plan.</p> <p>We are also increasing our investment to improve vital national networks across the nation including $1 billion for the Princes Highway, $400 million for the Newell Highway in New South Wales, as well as funding for regional roads such as $287.2 million to build the Cairns Ring Road in Queensland, $360 million to complete the duplication of the Western Highway between Ararat and Stawell in Victoria and $259.8 million for the South Australian Rural Roads Package.</p> <p>In addition to regional roads and rail initiatives, we are committing $100 million to upgrade regional airports. These airports are vital for our regions, ensuring access to emergency services and providing a link to domestic and international markets and employment opportunities. The <strong>Regional Airports Program</strong> will ensure airport facilities meet the needs of communities and local industry now and into the future.</p> <h2>More life-saving investment in safer roads</h2> <p>Road crashes cost the national economy about $30 billion a year, but this figure is far outstripped by the immeasurable suffering of families impacted by road deaths. To help address the epidemic of deaths and serious injuries on our roads, we are establishing a new <strong>Office of Road Safety</strong> to support greater leadership by the Australian Government in road safety. The Office of Road Safety will be backed by dedicated new funding including the $4 million <strong>Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund</strong> and the $12 million <strong>Road Safety Innovation Fund</strong>.</p> <p>Road safety is everyone's responsibility but all levels of Government have a key role to play in delivering safer roads and vehicles. That is why the Australian Government will deliver an additional $2.2 billion in road safety funding from 2019–20 through the <strong>Local and State Government Road Safety Package</strong>. This includes a further $550 million for the successful <strong>Black Spot Program</strong>, which targets safety issues on urban and regional roads to reduce serious crashes in these locations by an average of 30 per cent. There is also an additional $275 million for the <strong>Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program</strong> and $275 million for the <strong>Bridges Renewal Program</strong>.</p> <p>As the name suggests, the Local and State Government Road Safety Package is focused on improving local roads, with $1.1 billion being provided directly to councils under the <strong>Roads to Recovery Program</strong> to support vital road maintenance by local governments. This funding will allow local governments to invest in the safety and quality of local roads, especially on local country roads where there is a disproportionate number of deaths and serious accidents. This will also help free up local governments' Financial Assistance Grant funding to be used on other local priorities.</p> <p>We are also providing $2.6 million to the <strong>Australian Road Research Board</strong> to make professional expertise more readily available to local governments, helping them better understand and assess their road assets. An additional $6 million will be provided to Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiatives, funding more projects to improve the safety of heavy vehicles on our roads.</p> <p>We are also taking practical measures to directly support Australia's newest drivers. An additional $8 million will continue the successful <strong>Keys2drive</strong> program until 2023, allowing the program to continue to focus on improving its reach into regional areas. This funding bolsters other road safety-related measures, including our $6.64 million commitment to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) to 2022–23.</p> <h2>Supporting freight productivity</h2> <p>Australia's freight system is critical to our economy and way of life. However, the current system is coming under increasing strain with freight volumes expected to nearly double over the next 20 years coupled with significant changes to the nature of the freight task. To help position Australia to meet this challenge, the Australian Government is working across all tiers of government and with industry to deliver a <em>National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy </em>and<em> Action Plan</em>. This will provide an integrated, 20-year vision, coordinating actions to drive real improvements to freight productivity in Australia.</p> <p>The Strategy extends beyond investment to include regulatory, planning and supply chain reforms necessary to drive the long term improvements needed for Australian businesses to remain globally competitive and make sure the aspirations of the Australian community are met.</p> <p>In further support of these initiatives, we are committing $8.5 million to settle the design of a <strong>National Freight Data Hub </strong>in response to industry calls for better freight data availability and sharing. This includes arrangements for data collection, protection, dissemination and hosting, and the establishment of the freight data exchange pilot to allow access to freight data in real time.</p> <p>Through the 2019–20 Budget we are also contributing $8 million for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to work with local governments to improve road access for heavy vehicles, such as farming and construction machinery.</p> <p>Further, we are committing $44 million to the Supporting National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities—Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program to enhance the benefits of Inland Rail for regional Australia and the national freight network. In addition, we have committed up to $20 million to jointly fund two business cases for intermodal terminals in Melbourne and Brisbane capable of supporting the Inland Rail.</p> <h2>Backing our regions through continued investment</h2> <p>The 2019–20 Budget continues to build a strong regional Australia through extensions to community grants programs that invest directly in economic and social infrastructure that creates jobs and builds stronger regional communities.</p> <p>The Government has allocated a further $200 million towards a fourth round of the <strong>Building Better Regions Fund</strong>, bringing the total commitment for this program to $841.6 million from 2017–18 to 2022–23. This highly successful fund supports regional and remote communities by funding investment-ready infrastructure projects that create jobs and drive economic growth.</p> <p>The Budget also continues to back our regions with $22.7 million to deliver a fifth round of the <strong>Stronger Communities Programme</strong>, bringing the total commitment to $103.9 million between<br /> 2015–16 and 2019–20. The programme will continue offering grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities.</p> <p>To support <strong>Regional Deals</strong>, the Government is providing additional funding towards a $172.9 million Hinkler Regional Deal, $45.4 million commitment to support the Barkly Regional Deal and an initial $3.2 million to kick-start the Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal. These regional deals place a shared vision for communities at the centre of policy development by bringing together all levels of government, the private sector and other partners to improve the productivity and liveability of our regions while also responding to local needs and priorities.</p> <p>This Government is delivering more jobs to our regions through our common-sense <strong>decentralisation</strong> agenda, further boosting local economies and placing services in the heart of the regions they serve. We have identified positions from an additional six agencies amounting to 191 jobs to be established or relocated, including from the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities; the Australian Financial Security Authority; Comcare; and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet's Indigenous Affairs Group and Indigenous Business Australia.</p> <p>These initiatives will deliver local jobs to Orange, Darwin, Launceston, Alice Springs, Coffs Harbour and Hobart, among other locations, including the recently announced new offices for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. This brings the total number of jobs relocated from Canberra, central Sydney and central Melbourne to more than 1,700 since 2013.</p> <h2>Highlights by state and territory</h2> <h3>National</h3> <ul> <li>Second round of Urban Congestion Fund (including Commuter Car Parking Fund): $3 billion</li> <li>Roads of Strategic Importance: additional $1 billion</li> <li>Princes Highway (New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia): $1 billion</li> <li>Local and State Government Road Safety Package: $2.2 billion</li> <li>National Faster Rail Agency: $14.5 million</li> </ul> <h3>New South Wales</h3> <ul> <li>M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace: $1.6 billion</li> <li>M12 Motorway (additional funding): $405 million</li> <li>Newell Highway Upgrades: $400 million</li> <li>Hawkesbury River Third Crossing: $200 million</li> <li>Pooncarie Road to Menindee: $12.5 million</li> <li>Western Sydney North South Rail Link Stage 1: $3.5 billion</li> </ul> <h3>Victoria</h3> <ul> <li>Fast Rail Program (Geelong to Melbourne): $2 billion</li> <li>Suburban Roads Upgrades (South Eastern Roads and Northern Roads): $1.14 billion</li> <li>South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Rail Upgrade—Stages 2 and 3: $700 million</li> <li>Western Highway—Complete the duplication Between Ballarat and Stawell: $360 million</li> <li>Sealing roads in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds: $300 million</li> <li>Goulburn Valley Highway—Shepparton Bypass Stage 1: $208 million</li> <li>Wellington Road Duplication: $110 million</li> </ul> <h3>Queensland</h3> <ul> <li>Gateway Motorway—Bracken Ridge to Pine River: $800 million</li> <li>M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade Program, including Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway: $500 million</li> <li>Warrego Highway (additional funding): $320 million</li> <li>Cairns Ring Road: $287.2 million</li> <li>Gladstone Port Access Road Extension: $100 million</li> </ul> <h3>Western Australia</h3> <ul> <li>Tonkin Highway (Additional funding): $348.5 million</li> <li>Oats Street/Welshpool Road/Mint Street Level Crossing Removal: $207.5 million</li> <li>Albany Ring Road: $140 million</li> <li>Fremantle Traffic Bridge (Swan River Crossing): $115 million</li> <li>Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3): $122 million</li> </ul> <h3>South Australia</h3> <ul> <li>North-South Corridor: $1.5 billion</li> <li>South Australian Rural Roads Package: $259.8 million</li> </ul> <h3>Tasmania</h3> <ul> <li>Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program—Tranche 3: $68 million</li> </ul> <h3>Australian Capital Territory</h3> <ul> <li>Kings Highway Corridor: $30 million</li> <li>William Slim Drive duplication: $20 million</li> </ul> <h3>Northern Territory</h3> <ul> <li>Barkly Regional Deal: $45.4 million</li> <li>Roads of Strategic Importance: $492.3 million</li> <li>Tiwi Islands Roads Upgrades: $60 million</li> </ul> <h2>Budget 2019–20: Key Projects</h2> <p>Australian Government funding for projects is typically provided on the basis of a contribution of up to 80 per cent of the total cost in regional areas and up to 50 per cent of the total cost in urban areas. The remainder is to be provided by state and territory governments, local governments and/or the private sector.</p> <h3>New South Wales—Key Projects</h3> <p>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.</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Appin Road</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of Appin Road between Rosemeadow and Appin.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>17.19</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>50.00</strong></td> <td>Wollondilly</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Badgally Road</strong> <ul> <li>Stage 1 duplication of Badgally Road between Eagle Vale Drive and Blaxland Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5.12</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5.76</strong></td> <td>Campbelltown</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Barton Highway Upgrade Package</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of the Barton Highway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>27.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>50.00</strong></td> <td>Yass Valley</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Cessnock Road—Testers Hollow</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade Cessnock Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>15.00</strong></td> <td>Maitland</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Coffs Harbour Bypass</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of the Coffs Harbour Bypass.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>25.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>971.00</strong></td> <td>Coffs Harbour</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dobell Roads Upgrade Package</strong> <ul> <li>Various road upgrades including at Hutton Road, Audie Parade, Blenheim Avenue and Wattle Tree Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>3.02</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>10.12</strong></td> <td>Central Coast</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dunns Road</strong> <ul> <li>Sealing of Dunns Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.50</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.50</strong></td> <td>Wagga Wagga</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Eurobodalla Roads Upgrade Package</strong> <ul> <li>Various road and intersection upgrades.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.85</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>9.00</strong></td> <td>Eurobodalla</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Far North Collector Road Network, Nowra</strong> <ul> <li>Connecting Illaroo Road in North Nowra to Moss Vale Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.60</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>13.80</strong></td> <td>Nowra</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Great Western Highway (Katoomba to Lithgow)</strong> <ul> <li>A package of priority safety upgrades on the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow<strong>.</strong></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>4.10</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>173.53</strong></td> <td>Katoomba to Lithgow</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>General Holmes Drive—Level Crossing Grade Separation</strong> <ul> <li>Removal of the General Holmes Drive rail level crossing and construction of twin rail bridges and a new road underpass.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>40.00</strong></td> <td>Sydney</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Hawkesbury River Third Crossing*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construction of a new bridge over the Hawkesbury River between Richmond and North Richmond.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>200.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Hawkesbury</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Jane Street and Mulgoa Road Infrastructure Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of Jane Street, Mulgoa Road and High Street, Penrith.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>10.67</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>35.00</strong></td> <td>Penrith</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Lanyon Drive/Tompsitt Drive Intersection</strong> <ul> <li>Signalise intersection of Lanyon Drive and Tompsitt Drive.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.90</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>6.00</strong></td> <td>Queanbeyan-Palerang</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>A dual carriageway extension of the M1 motorway, bypassing Hexham and Heatherbrae.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>1,600.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Newcastle</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>M1 Productivity Package</strong> <ul> <li>Capacity improvements to three sections of the M1 Pacific Motorway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>36.37</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>195.80</strong></td> <td>Central Coast</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>M5 Belmore Road Ramps</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of east-facing ramps from Belmore Road to the M5 Motorway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.90</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>23.60</strong></td> <td>Sydney</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>M12 Motorway—additional funding*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construct the new M12 Motorway, which will provide direct access to the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. (Refer also separate funding under Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan).</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>25.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>405.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Western Sydney</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Macquarie Park Transport Interchange</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of Macquarie Park Transport Interchange.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>10.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>80.00</strong></td> <td>Macquarie Park</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Major Project Business Case Fund—NSW</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Sydney to Wollongong Fast Rail Business Case*</em></li> <li><em>Sydney to Parkes Fast Rail Business Case*</em></li> <li><em>New Line Road*</em></li> <li><em>Port Botany to Kingsford Smith Airport Mascot*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>8.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>36.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Various</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Mt Lindesay Road—Legume to Woodenbong</strong> <ul> <li>Realign, construct and upgrade Mt Lindesay Road between Legume and Woodenbong.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>4.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>12.00</strong></td> <td>Kyogle</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Mulgoa Road Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of Mulgoa Road between Blaikie Road and the M4.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>7.10</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>80.00</strong></td> <td>Penrith</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>National Highway Upgrade Program</strong> <ul> <li>Newell Highway—Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla heavy duty pavement construction.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>37.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>61.35</strong></td> <td>Mungle Back Creek</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Newell Highway Upgrades*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Upgrade priority sections of the Newell Highway in NSW.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>400.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Regional NSW</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>New England Highway—Bolivia Hill Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Realignment of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>17.20</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>55.00</strong></td> <td>Bolivia Hill</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>New England Highway—Scone Bypass</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of the Scone Bypass.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>65.00</strong></td> <td>Scone</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>New England Highway—Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass</strong> <ul> <li>Further planning and preconstruction activities for a bypass of Tenterfield.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.30</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>10.00</strong></td> <td>Tenterfield</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>NorthConnex</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of twin three-lane tunnels linking the M1 and the M2 Motorways.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>7.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>412.33</strong></td> <td>Sydney</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Nowra Bridge</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of a new bridge and intersection upgrades.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>20.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>155.00</strong></td> <td>Nowra</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Oceano Street—Copacabana</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of Oceano Street.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.70</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>6.00</strong></td> <td>Copacabana</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Pacific Highway Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Completion of the upgrade to dual carriageway from Hexham to the Queensland border.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>332.36</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5,623.2</strong></td> <td>North Coast</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Page Bridge Upgrade Package</strong> <ul> <li>Replacement of various bridges.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.47</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.02</strong></td> <td>Kyogle</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Pooncarie Road to Menindee*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Sealing priority sections of existing road between Pooncarie and Menindee.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>12.50</em></strong></td> <td><em>Menindee</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Port Botany Rail Line Duplication</strong> <ul> <li>Duplicate remaining single track between Mascot and Botany and construct a passing loop at Cabramatta.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>20.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>400.00</strong></td> <td>Sydney</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Port Botany Rail Line Upgrade—Stage 3</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade tracks on the Port Botany Rail Line and investigate capacity enhancements to the Southern Sydney Freight Line.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.53</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>75.00</strong></td> <td>Sydney</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Princes Highway—New South Wales*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Deliver road upgrades along the Princes Highway corridor in New South Wales and support the implementation of the Princes Highway Corridor Strategy.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>500.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>South Coast</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Princes Motorway M1 Improvements—Bulli Tops to Picton Road</strong> <ul> <li>Planning for upgrades between Bulli Tops to Picton Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>7.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>42.00</strong></td> <td>Mt Ousley</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Queanbeyan Bypass</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of a bypass of the Queanbeyan CBD.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>25.00</strong></td> <td>Queanbeyan</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Richmond Roads Package</strong> <ul> <li>Bridge and intersection upgrades.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.54</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.80</strong></td> <td>Ballina</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Roads of Strategic Importance—NSW</em></strong> <ul> <li>Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade</li> <li><em>Tenterfield to Newcastle Corridor* </em></li> <li><em>Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor—New South Wales*</em></li> <li><em>Bucketts Way*</em></li> <li><em>Clarence Town Road—Raymond Terrace to Dungog*</em></li> <li><em>Dixons Long Point Crossing*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>15.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>596.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Various</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Tingha—Bundarra Road and Gwydir Highway Intersection</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of a roundabout at the intersection.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.50</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.50</strong></td> <td>Inverell</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Urban Congestion Fund—NSW</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>King Georges Road Upgrade*</em></li> <li>Blaxland Road/Balaclava Road Intersection Improvements</li> <li>Princes Highway and Waratah Street Intersection Upgrade</li> <li><em>The Horsley Drive Upgrade*</em></li> <li><em>Homebush Bay Drive*</em></li> <li><em>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Panania*</em></li> <li><em>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Hurstville*</em></li> <li><em>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Gosford*</em></li> <li><em>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Woy Woy*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>81.60</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>253.50</em></strong></td> <td><em>Sydney and Central Coast</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Western Sydney North South Rail Link package (Business Case and Stage 1)*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construct Stage 1 of the rail link from St Marys to Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis. </em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>33.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>3,500.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Western Sydney</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>WestConnex</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1,500.00</strong></td> <td>Sydney</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport</strong> <ul> <li>Construct the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, which is set to open in 2026.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td>Western Sydney</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan</strong> <ul> <li>Werrington Arterial Road</li> <li>The Northern Road Upgrade</li> <li>M12 Motorway</li> <li>Bringelly Road Upgrade</li> <li>Ross Street Intersection</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>438.47</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2,670.00</strong></td> <td>Western Sydney</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan- Local Roads Package</strong> <ul> <li>Fund multiple projects to improve road safety and traffic flow efficiency.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>27.73</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>94.94</strong></td> <td>Western Sydney</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> <h3>Victoria—Key Projects</h3> <p>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</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Ballarat Intermodal Freight Hub</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>9.05</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>9.10</strong></td> <td>Ballarat</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Calder Highway—Ravenswood Interchange</strong> <ul> <li>Construct a grade separated interchange at the intersection of the Calder Highway and the Calder Alternative Highway and two new freeway carriageways from Bullock Creek to Ravenswood Creek.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.47</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>45.00</strong></td> <td>Ravenswood</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Frankston to Baxter Rail Upgrade (including Business Case)</strong> <ul> <li>Development of a business case and funding to duplicate and electrify eight kilometres of the Stony Point Rail Line from Frankston to Baxter.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.5</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>229.00</strong></td> <td>South-East Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Geelong Fast Rail*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Enable fast rail services between Geelong and Melbourne by upgrading the rail line from Sunshine to Geelong.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>2,000.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Geelong</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Goulburn Valley Highway—Shepparton Bypass Stage 1*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construct Stage 1 of the Shepparton Bypass on the Goulburn Valley Highway.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>208.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Shepparton</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>M80 Ring Road Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Widen and upgrade the remaining sections of the M80 Ring Road from Sunshine Avenue to the Calder Freeway, Princes Freeway to the Western Highway, Sydney Road to Edgars Road, and Plenty Road to the Greensborough Highway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>500.00</strong></td> <td>Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Major Project Business Case Fund—Victoria</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Inland Rail Intermodal Terminal Business Case Melbourne*</em></li> <li><em>Melbourne to Albury-Wodonga Fast Rail Business Case*</em></li> <li><em>Melbourne to Traralgon Fast Rail Business Case*</em></li> <li><em>South Geelong to Waurn Ponds—Stage 3 Business Case*</em></li> <li><em>Outer Metropolitan / E6 Corridor Preservation*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>13.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>35.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Various</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Melbourne Airport Rail Link</strong> <ul> <li>The Government has committed up to $5 billion towards the construction of a rail link from Melbourne Airport to the Melbourne CBD in partnership with the Victorian Government.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>30.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5,000.00</strong></td> <td>Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Melbourne Airport Rail Link Business Case</strong> <ul> <li>Develop a business case to investigate options for a rail line from Melbourne Airport to the CBD.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>20.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>30.00</strong></td> <td>Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Murray Basin Freight Rail Project</strong> <ul> <li>Standardise and upgrade the Mildura, Manangatang and Sea Lake rail lines and standardise the Murrayville line (currently broad gauge); undertake periodic upgrade works on the Hopetoun line; and re-open the existing but currently unused standard gauge connection between Maryborough and Ararat (approximately 87 kilometres long).</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>240.20</strong></td> <td>Regional Victoria</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Monash Freeway Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>500.00</strong></td> <td>Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Monash Rail</strong> <ul> <li>Undertake planning and preconstruction towards construction of a rail line in south-east Melbourne to service the Monash precinct with future staging to Rowville.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>475.00</strong></td> <td>South-East Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>North East Link</strong> <ul> <li>Construct a freeway link between the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough and the Eastern Freeway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>50.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1,750.00</strong></td> <td>Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Port Rail Shuttle</strong> <ul> <li>Deliver a series of rail freight shuttles to move large shipping containers between the Port of Melbourne and freight rail terminals located around the city.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>14.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>38.00</strong></td> <td>Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Princes Highway—Victoria*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Deliver road upgrades along the Princes Highway corridor in Victoria and support the implementation of the Princes Highway Corridor Strategy.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>300.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Regional Victoria</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Princes Highway East—Complete the Duplication between Traralgon and Sale</strong> <ul> <li>Complete the duplication of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale by duplicating the remaining two sections, totalling approximately 12 kilometres.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>10.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>132.00</strong></td> <td>South East Victoria</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Princes Highway East—Traralgon to Sale Duplication</strong> <ul> <li>Duplicate more than 30 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>8.92</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>145.75</strong></td> <td>South East Victoria</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Princes Highway West—Winchelsea to Colac Duplication</strong> <ul> <li>Duplicate and upgrade 37 kilometres of the Princes Highway West from Winchelsea to Colac.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>7.21</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>181.73</strong></td> <td>South West Victoria</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Regional Rail Revival Package:</strong> <ul> <li>Ballarat Line Upgrade</li> <li>Geelong Line Upgrade</li> <li>North East Line Upgrade</li> <li>Gippsland Line Upgrade</li> <li>Avon River Bridge Replacement</li> <li>Warrnambool Line Upgrade</li> <li>Bendigo/Echuca Line Upgrade</li> <li>Shepparton Line Planning</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>479.07</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1,535.00</strong></td> <td>Regional Victoria</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Roads of Strategic Importance—Victoria</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor—Victoria*</em></li> <li><em>Green Triangle region*</em></li> <li><em>Stawell to South Australian Border Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Melbourne to Mildura Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Echuca to Robinvale Corridor (including Swan Hill Bridge)*</em></li> <li><em>Ballarat to Ouyen Corridor* </em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>490.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Regional Victoria</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Rural and Regional Roads Package</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>- </strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>345.00 </strong></td> <td>Regional Victoria</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Sealing Roads in the Dandenong Ranges and Surrounds* </em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Upgrade and seal roads across the Dandenong Ranges region.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>5.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>300.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Dandenong ranges</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Shepparton Alternative Freight Route Enhancement Package</strong> <ul> <li>Rehabilitate approximately 700 metres of pavement on Old Dookie Road between Mitchell Street and Doyles Road, remove the existing roundabout, and signalise the intersection at New Dookie Road and Verney Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.25</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.25</strong></td> <td>Shepparton</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Rail Upgrade—Stages 2 and 3* </em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Project includes upgrades and duplication along the rail line between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>13.50</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>750.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Geelong</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Suburban Roads Upgrades—South Eastern Roads and Northern Roads*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Upgrade selected suburban roads in Melbourne's south-east and north.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>93.40</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>1,140.10</em></strong></td> <td><em>North and South East Melbourne</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Tullamarine Freeway Widening</strong> <ul> <li>Provide an additional lane in each direction on the Tullumarine Freeway from Melrose Drive to Melbourne Airport.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>3.79</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>200.00</strong></td> <td>Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Urban Congestion Fund—Victoria</em></strong> <ul> <li>Ballarto Road, Skye</li> <li>Plymouth Road improvements</li> <li>Princes Highway Intersection Upgrades—Pakenham to Beaconsfield</li> <li>McGregor Road, Pakenham</li> <li>Fitzsimons Lane/Main Road corridor, Eltham</li> <li>Hume Freeway (Lithgow Street to M80 Ring Road)</li> <li>Calder Freeway (Gap Road to the M80 Ring Road)</li> <li>Maroondah Highway, Coldstream</li> <li>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Bentleigh</li> <li>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Croydon</li> <li>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Ferntree Gully</li> <li>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Hampton</li> <li>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Mitcham</li> <li>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Ringwood</li> <li><em>Thompsons Road Extension*</em></li> <li><em>Mornington Peninsula Freeway Grade Separation and Duplication to Boneo Road*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>83.62</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>396.30</em></strong></td> <td><em>Melbourne</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Urban Congestion Package</strong> <ul> <li>A package of projects that will relieve congestion in urban areas, including construction of the O'Herns Road interchange on the Hume Freeway and road upgrades in the Geelong Future Economy precinct.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>85.00</strong></td> <td>Melbourne</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Victorian Congestion Package*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Deliver a program of targeted upgrades to address congestion and safety issues. </em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>162.00</strong></td> <td>Various</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Wellington Road Duplication*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Duplicate Wellington Road in Lysterfield.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>110.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>South East Melbourne</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Western Freeway—Bacchus Marsh to Ballan Bridge Strengthening</strong> <ul> <li>Strengthen four bridges on the Western Freeway from Bacchus Marsh to Ballan.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.22</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>9.36</strong></td> <td>Bacchus Marsh</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Western Freeway—Halletts Way Access Ramps and Shared User Path</strong> <ul> <li>Construct east-facing access ramps to and a shared user path bridge over, the Western Freeway at Halletts Way.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.88</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>12.16</strong></td> <td>Bacchus Marsh</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Western Highway—Ballarat to Stawell Duplication</strong> <ul> <li>Complete planning for the duplication of the Western Highway from Ballarat to Stawell and duplicate 68 kilometres from Ballarat to Ararat.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>31.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>358.82</strong></td> <td>Western Victoria</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Western Highway—Complete the Duplication Between Ballarat and Stawell* </em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Complete the duplication of the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell by duplicating the remaining section from Ararat to Stawell.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>360.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Western Victoria</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> <h3>Queensland—Key Projects</h3> <p>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.</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>48.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>390.00</strong></td> <td>South East Queensland</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Bowen Basin Service Link—Walkerston Bypass</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of a corridor between the southern end of the Mackay Ring Road and the Peak Downs Highway, bypassing the town of Walkerston.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>3.20</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>120.00</strong></td> <td>Mackay</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Bribie Island Road Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade Bribie Island Road to enhance traffic flow and upgrades to key intersections.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>10.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>20.00</strong></td> <td>South East Queensland</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Brisbane Metro</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>40.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>300.00</strong></td> <td>Brisbane</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Bruce Highway*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>A range of projects and programs of work on the Bruce Highway to provide a safer, more reliable and efficient Highway.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>731.40</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>10,000.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Brisbane to Cairns</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Cairns Ring Road*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construct road upgrades between the corner of Comport and Draper Streets in Cairns CBD to the intersection of the Captain Cook and Kennedy highways, and Mount Milman Drive in Smithfield</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>287.20</em></strong></td> <td><em>Cairns</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Cape York Region Package</strong> <ul> <li>A package of road and community infrastructure projects, including upgrades on the Peninsula Developmental Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>220.80</strong></td> <td>Cape York</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Capricorn Highway (Rockhampton to Emerald)—Overtaking Lanes</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of six overtaking lanes on the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Emerald (three eastbound and three westbound).</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>12.20</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>15.20</strong></td> <td>Rockhampton</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Cunningham Highway Upgrade*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>A package of upgrades along the Cunningham Highway including:</em></li> <li><em>Eight Mile Interchange</em></li> <li><em>Cunningham Highway Safety Package</em></li> <li><em>Planning (including Amberley Interchange); and </em></li> <li><em>Future Projects</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>170.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Darling Downs South West</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Gateway Motorway—Bracken Ridge to Pine River*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Upgrade the Gateway Motorway from Bracken Ridge to the interchange with the Bruce Highway and the Gympie Arterial Road.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>800.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Brisbane</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Gladstone Port Access Road Extension*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Extend the Gladstone Port Access Road to improve access to the Port for heavy vehicles and improve safety for all road users.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>100.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Gladstone</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Gold Coast Light Rail—Stage 3a</strong> <ul> <li>Extension of the existing light rail for 6.4km from Broadbeach South Station to Burleigh Heads.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>112.00</strong></td> <td>Gold Coast</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Ipswich Motorway—Rocklea to Darra</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade approximately three kilometre section of the Motorway to three lanes between Oxley Road to Suscatand Street in both directions.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>33.74</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>200.00</strong></td> <td>South East Queensland</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Lindum Rail Crossing Study</strong> <ul> <li>Undertake detailed design works on the Lindum Rail Crossing Replacement Project at Kianawah Road in Wynnum West.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.40</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.40</strong></td> <td>Brisbane</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade Program*</em></strong> <ul> <li>A package of upgrades along the M1 Pacific Motorway between Eight Mile Plains and Tugun comprising: <ul> <li>Pacific Motorway/Gateway Motorway Merge (M1/M3)</li> <li>Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill</li> <li><em>Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway*</em></li> <li>Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes</li> <li>Varsity Lakes to Tugun</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>104.5</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>1,725.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>South East Queensland</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Major Project Business Case Fund—Queensland</em></strong> <ul> <li>Toowoomba to Brisbane Passenger Rail Business Case</li> <li><em>Inland Rail Intermodal Terminal Business Case Brisbane*</em></li> <li><em>Brisbane to Gold Coast Fast Rail Business Case*</em></li> <li><em>Second M1 (Coomera Connector)*</em></li> <li><em>Centenary Motorway Upgrade*</em></li> <li><em>North Brisbane Bruce Highway Western Alternative*</em></li> <li><em>Caloundra Road Network Planning Study*</em></li> <li><em>Brisbane North-West Transport Corridor*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>14.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>78.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>South East Queensland</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Mt Lindesay Highway Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>The project will upgrade the Mt Lindesay Highway in North Mclean.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>16.00</strong></td> <td>South East Queensland</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Northern Australia Roads Program—Queensland</strong> <ul> <li>Barkly Highway (Cloncurry—Mount Isa) Intersection Upgrades in the Mount Isa Urban Area</li> <li>Capricorn Highway (Rockhampton—Duaringa) Rockhampton to Gracemere Duplication</li> <li>Flinders Highway (Charters Towers—Richmond): Culvert upgrades (Package 1)</li> <li>Flinders Highway (Townsville—Torrens Creek) Pavement Strengthening and Rehabilitation (Package 1)</li> <li>Kennedy Developmental Road (Mount Garnet—The Lynd) Pavement Widening</li> <li>Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd—Hughenden) Progressive Sealing</li> <li>Bowen Developmental Road—Staged Development</li> <li>Landsborough Highway (Longreach—Winton)—Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)</li> <li>Peak Downs Highway (Clermont—Nebo) Logan Creek to Nine Mile Creek—Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)</li> <li>Rockhampton (Bajool—Port Alma Road) Pavement Widening Port Access Road</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>71.66</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>223.80</strong></td> <td>North Queensland</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Northern Australia Beef Roads Program—Queensland</strong> <ul> <li>Rockhampton Road Network—Road Train Access</li> <li>Richmond—Croydon Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One</li> <li>Richmond—Winton Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One</li> <li>Richmond—Winton Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Two</li> <li>Richmond—Croydon Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Two</li> <li>Clermont—Alpha Road—Progressive Sealing—Package One</li> <li>Clermont—Alpha Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Two</li> <li>Clermont—Alpha Road—Progressive Sealing—Package Three</li> <li>Ootann Road—Almaden to Kennedy Hwy—Gunnawarra—Progressive Sealing—Package One</li> <li>Ootann Road—Almaden to Kennedy Hwy—Gunnawarra—Progressive Sealing—Package Two</li> <li>Burke Developmental Road—Chillagoe to Almaden—Progressive Sealing—Package One</li> <li>Burke Developmental Road—Chillagoe to Almaden—Progressive Sealing—Package Two</li> <li>Gregory Developmental Road—South of Charter Towers—Widening</li> <li>Diamantina Developmental Road (Boulia—Dajarra) Rehabilitation and Widening</li> <li>Cloncurry to Dajarra Road: Progressive Sealing</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>24.22</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>56.87</strong></td> <td>North Queensland</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Northern Peninsula Road—Jardine River Crossing Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>The project includes development of a Business Case to consider preferred crossing options.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.20</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.20</strong></td> <td>Cape York</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Outback Way</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>6.10</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>65.66</strong></td> <td>Western Queensland</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Peak Downs Highway Safety Works</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of the crossing of Eton Range to address safety and operational deficiencies.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>14.67</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>158.80</strong></td> <td>Eton Range</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Philip Street—Gladstone</strong> <ul> <li>Widening a 700 metre stretch of Philip Street adjacent to a proposed community precinct site.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>18.20</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>20.00</strong></td> <td>Gladstone</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Roads of Strategic Importance—Queensland</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor (including Yeppoon Road Duplication)*</em></li> <li><em>Townsville to Roma Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Cooktown to Weipa Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Cairns to Northern Territory Border Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Toowoomba to Ipswich Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor* </em></li> <li><em>Shute Harbour Road*</em></li> <li><em>Quay Street Upgrade, Bundaberg*</em></li> <li><em>Torbanlea Pialba Road Upgrade*</em></li> <li><em>Bargara Road Upgrade, Bundaberg*</em></li> <li><em>Urraween/Boundary Road Extension, Hervey Bay*</em></li> <li><em>Isis Overtaking Lanes*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>14.68</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>1,009.30</em></strong></td> <td><em>Regional Queensland</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Toowoomba Second Range Crossing</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1,137.00</strong></td> <td>Toowoomba</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Urban Congestion Fund—Queensland</em></strong> <ul> <li>Newnham Road—Wecker Road Intersection Upgrade, Mount Gravatt</li> <li>Chelsea Road—Rickertt Road Intersection Upgrade, Ransome</li> <li>Panorama Drive—Wellington St, Thornlands/Cleveland</li> <li>Youngs Crossing, Lawnton</li> <li><em>Gympie Arterial Road*</em></li> <li><em>M1 Intersection Upgrades*</em></li> <li><em>Beaudesert Road/Mt Lindesay Highway Corridor*</em></li> <li>Barbour Road/Norris Road, Bracken Ridge</li> <li>Norris Road, Bracken Ridge</li> <li>Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge</li> <li><em>Ipswich Motorway Corridor*</em></li> <li>Commercial Road—Doggett Street Intersection Upgrade, Newstead</li> <li>Commuter Car Park Upgrades—Mango Hill and Ferny Grove</li> <li><em>Lindum Rail Crossing Upgrade*</em></li> <li><em>Indooroopilly Roundabout Intersection Upgrade*</em></li> <li>Mooloolaba Access Upgrade</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>83.16</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>378.75</em></strong></td> <td><em>South East Queensland</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Warrego Highway Upgrade Program*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>A program of works on the Warrego Highway, delivering pavement widening and lane duplication, additional overtaking lanes and intersection safety upgrades including an additional $320 million in the 2019–20 Budget.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>89.06</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>828.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Darling Downs South West</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> <h3>Western Australia—Key Projects</h3> <p>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.</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Albany Ring Road*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construct the remaining stages of the Albany Ring Road. </em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>140.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Regional Western Australia</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Armadale Road Bridge</strong> <ul> <li>Construct bridge over the Kwinana Freeway connecting Armadale Road with North Lake Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>60.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>189.60</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Armadale Road Duplication—Anstsey Road to Tapper Road</strong> <ul> <li>Duplication of Armadale Road between Anstey Road to Tapper Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>29.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>116.00</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3)*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construct Stages 2 and 3 of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>27.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>681.60</em></strong></td> <td><em>Bunbury</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Bunbury Outer Ring Road—Planning</strong> <ul> <li>Planning and project development of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3).</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.50</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>10.00</strong></td> <td>Bunbury</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Fremantle Traffic Bridge (Swan River Crossing)*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construct a four-lane concrete road bridge with a three-track rail bridge over the Swan River.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>115.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Fremantle</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Great Northern Highway—Muchea to Wubin Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade works along sections totalling approximately 75 kilometres of the Great Northern Highway between Muchea and Wubin.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>21.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>275.80</strong></td> <td>Regional Western Australia</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Hale Road—Woolworths Drive Intersection Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade at Hale Road and Woolworths Drive intersection.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.30</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.30</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Kwinana Freeway—Russell Road to Roe Highway Widening (Northbound)</strong> <ul> <li>Widening from two to three lanes between Russell Road and Roe Highway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>4.20</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>39.20</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Leach Highway (High Street) Upgrade—Carrington Street to Stirling Highway</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade High Street to improve safety and traffic flow.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>39.31</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>73.62</strong></td> <td>Fremantle</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Leach Highway (Welshpool Road interchange)</strong> <ul> <li>Construct an overpass to separate the Leach Highway from Welshpool Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>23.50</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>46.50</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Major Project Business Case Fund—WA</em></strong> <ul> <li>EastLink WA (Orange Route)</li> <li><em>Future Road and Rail Connections for Perth*</em></li> <li><em>Westport Project*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>5.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>45.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Perth</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Manning Road On-Ramp</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of an on-ramp from Manning Road to the Kwinana Freeway southbound.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>4.30</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>28.00</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>METRONET</strong> <ul> <li>Thornlie-Cockburn Link</li> <li>Yanchep Rail Extension</li> <li>Business Case development</li> <li>Denny Avenue level crossing removal</li> <li>Bellevue Depot relocation</li> <li>Morley-Ellenbrook Line</li> <li>Byford Extension</li> <li>Midland Station Project</li> <li>Lakelands Station Business Case</li> <li>Future projects</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>97.64</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2,334.1</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Mitchell Freeway Extension—Hester Avenue to Romeo Road</strong> <ul> <li>Extend the Mitchell Freeway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>55.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>107.50</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Mitchell Freeway Widening Southbound—Cedric Street to Vincent Street</strong> <ul> <li>Widen the Mitchell Freeway southbound between Cedric Street and Vincent Street to create four continuous lanes from Erindale Road to Vincent Street.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>11.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>32.00</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Northern Australia Beef Roads Program—Western Australia</strong> <ul> <li>Great Northern Highway—Ord &amp; Turkey Creek—Road Improvements</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>8.51</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>12.51</strong></td> <td>Regional Western Australia</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Northern Australia Roads Program—Western Australia</strong> <ul> <li>Marble Bar Road—Coongan Gorge</li> <li>Great Northern Highway Upgrade—Maggie Creek to Wyndham</li> <li>Great Northern Highway Bow River Bridge and Approaches</li> <li>Broome—Cape Leveque Road</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>47.68</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>171.81</strong></td> <td>Regional Western Australia</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>NorthLink WA—Central and Northern Sections</strong> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>40.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>556.20</strong></td> <td>Perth and Swan Valley</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Oats Street/Welshpool Road/Mint Street Level Crossing Removal*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Remove three level crossings at Oats Street, Welshpool Road and Mint Street.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>17.50</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>207.50</em></strong></td> <td><em>Perth</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Outback Way</strong> <ul> <li>The package will upgrade sections of the Great Central Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>31.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>124.70</strong></td> <td>Central Western Australia</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Regional Road Safety Package</strong> <ul> <li>Road safety upgrades across regional road network in WA.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>7.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>44.20</strong></td> <td>Regional Western Australia</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Roe Highway/Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road/Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges</strong> <ul> <li>Construct grade separated interchanges at the intersections of Roe Highway and Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road and Great Eastern Highway Bypass.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>144.00</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Roads of Strategic Importance—WA</em></strong> <ul> <li>Great Northern Highway—Bindoon Bypass</li> <li><em>Newman to Katherine Corridor—Western Australia*</em></li> <li><em>Alice Springs to Halls Creek Corridor*—Western Australia</em></li> <li><em>Karratha to Tom Price Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Port Augusta to Perth Corridor—Western Australia*</em></li> <li><em>Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network*</em></li> <li><em>Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation (Stage 1)*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>15.43</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>755.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Regional Western Australia</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Smart Freeways—Kwinana Freeway Northbound</strong> <ul> <li>Create an additional lane on the Kwinana Freeway (from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge) and use technology including co-ordinated ramp signals, Lane Use Management System, CCTV coverage and overhead gantries.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>12.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>37.60</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Stephenson Avenue Extension</strong> <ul> <li>Extend Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road to the Mitchell Freeway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>10.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>65.00</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Tonkin Highway Stage 3 Extension*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Extend the Tonkin Highway to the south beyond Thomas Road to the South West Highway.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>5.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>404.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Perth</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Tonkin Highway Gap*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Upgrade a section of the Tonkin Highway from Collier Road to the Great Eastern Highway.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>232.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Perth</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Tonkin Highway Interchanges*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Construct grade separations at Kelvin, Welshpool and Hale Roads along the Tonkin Highway.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>293.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Perth</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Urban Congestion Fund—WA</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Lakelands Station*</em></li> <li><em>Lloyd Street Extension, Hazelmere*</em></li> <li>Shorehaven Blvd/Marmion Avenue Intersection, Alkimos</li> <li><em>Abernethy Road, Kewdale*</em></li> <li><em>Transforming Freeways—widen and introduction of ITS (Kwinana and Mitchell Freeways)*</em></li> <li><em>Thomas Road and Nicholson Road*</em></li> <li><em>Mandurah Station Parking Bays*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>30.64</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>121.75</em></strong></td> <td><em>Perth</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Wanneroo and Ocean Reef Roads Grade Separation</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of an interchange at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>18.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>51.84</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of a bridge at Joondalup Drive over Wanneroo Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>12.65</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>32.65</strong></td> <td>Perth</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> <h3>South Australia—Key Projects</h3> <p>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.</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands—Main Access Road Upgrade—Stuart Highway to Pukatja</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of 210 kilometres of the main access road from the Stuart Highway to Pukatja and improvements to 21 kilometres of community roads.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>30.11</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>85.00</strong></td> <td>Northern South Australia</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Flinders Link</strong> <ul> <li>600m extension of Tonsley rail line to the Flinders Medical Centre.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>30.04</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>42.75</strong></td> <td>Clovelly Park</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Gawler Rail Line Electrification</strong> <ul> <li>The continuation of the electrification of the Gawler Rail Line in North Adelaide from Salisbury to Gawler.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>220.00</strong></td> <td>Gawler, Smithfield, Elizabeth and Salisbury</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Joy Baluch AM Bridge</strong> <ul> <li>Duplication of the existing two lane Joy Baluch AM bridge.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>160.00</strong></td> <td>Port Augusta</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Lobethal Freight Access Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Road upgrades to provide a B-Double connecting route to Lobethal.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>14.00</strong></td> <td>Lobethal</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Marion Road Upgrade Planning Study</strong> <ul> <li>The project will undertake planning for the upgrade of Marion Road, including options for grade separation.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.15</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.00</strong></td> <td>Plympton</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>North-South Corridor* </em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Road improvements, including reconfiguration, duplication, intersection upgrades and safety works on 67.5 km of the North-South Corridor. Planning of the remaining 10.5 km of the corridor will also be undertaken in this commitment.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>20.23</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>4,500.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Adelaide </em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation at the Intersection of Diagonal and Morphett Roads</strong> <ul> <li>Grade separation of road and rail at the intersection of Diagonal Road and Morphett Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>12.78</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>95.00</strong></td> <td>Oaklands Park</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Overpass at Port Wakefield and Township Duplication</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of a single lane overpass over the Augusta and Copper Coast highways and the duplication of Port Wakefield Road through Port Wakefield.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>72.00</strong></td> <td>Port Wakefield</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Penola Bypass (Northern Section)</strong> <ul> <li>Construction of 2.2 kilometres of undivided, sealed rural road</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>11.20</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>11.70</strong></td> <td>Penola</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Princes Highway—South Australia*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Deliver road upgrades along the Princes Highway corridor in South Australia and support the implementation of the Princes Highway Corridor Strategy.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>200.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Adelaide, Rural South Australia</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Regional Roads Package</strong> <ul> <li>Package of regional road projects in South Australia.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>13.34</strong></td> <td>Regional South Australia</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Roads of Strategic Importance—SA</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Renmark to Gawler Corridor*</em></li> <li><em>Port Augusta to Perth Corridor—South Australia*</em></li> <li><em>Cockburn to Burra Corridor*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>220.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Regional South Australia</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Rural Roads Package*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Target critical areas of the rural South Australian road transport network. Works will include improved pavement conditions, install overtaking lanes, improve access, provide shoulder sealing and upgrade road junctions</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>27.80</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>259.80</em></strong></td> <td><em>Regional South Australia</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>South Eastern Freeway—Managed Motorways Measures</strong> <ul> <li>Installation of Managed Motorways technology on the South Eastern Freeway between Crafers and Stirling.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>3.90</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>4.50</strong></td> <td>Adelaide Hills—Crafers to Stirling</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Strategic Traffic Study in the Vicinity of Hahndorf Township</strong> <ul> <li>Strategic traffic study to examine congestion issues around Hahndorf</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.70</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.00</strong></td> <td>Adelaide Hills</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Sturt Highway—Productivity and Safety Improvements</strong> <ul> <li>Productivity and safety improvements on the Sturt Highway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.67</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>19.89</strong></td> <td>East South Australia—Gawler to Victorian border</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Urban Congestion Fund—SA</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Cross Road—Fullarton Road Intersection*</em></li> <li><em>Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road Intersection Upgrade*</em></li> <li><em>Portrush Road—Magill Road Intersection*</em></li> <li><em>Metro Intersection Upgrade Package* </em> <ul> <li><em>Torrens Road (Ovingham) level crossing upgrade*</em></li> </ul> <ul> <li><em>Brighton Road (Hove) level crossing upgrade*</em></li> <li>Main North Road/Nottage Terrace junction upgrade</li> <li>Main North Road/McIntyre Road/Kings Road upgrade</li> <li>Grand Junction Road/Hampstead Road</li> <li><em>Glen Osmond Road/Fullarton Road upgrade*</em></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>40.54</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>341.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Adelaide</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> <h3>Tasmania—Key Projects</h3> <p>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.</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Bass Highway—Wynyard Intersection Upgrades</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade intersections on the Bass Highway beyond Wynyard</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>-</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.30</strong></td> <td>North West Tasmania</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Bridgewater Bridge Replacement</strong> <ul> <li>Construct a new four-lane crossing of the Derwent River at Bridgewater.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>461.00</strong></td> <td>Greater Hobart</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Domain Highway Interchange—Long-term Redevelopment Planning</strong> <ul> <li>Planning and development of design options to provide improved capacity for the Domain Highway/Brooker Highway Interchange.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.33</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.20</strong></td> <td>Hobart</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Freight Rail Revitalisation (Tranche 1 and 2)</strong> <ul> <li>Raising the quality of the major lines on the Tasmanian freight rail network.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>14.95</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>119.60</strong></td> <td>Various</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Freight Rail Revitalisation—Tranche 3*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Raising the quality of the major lines on the Tasmanian freight rail network.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>68.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Various</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Highland Lakes Road Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Seal approximately 20 kilometres of Highland Lakes Road from Miena to Haulage Hill, north of Breona, and realign and widen three curves on Haulage Hill.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.10</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5.00</strong></td> <td>Central Tasmania</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Hobart Airport Interchange</strong> <ul> <li>Replacement of the existing roundabout at Hobart Airport with a four-lane signalised diamond interchange to enable Holyman Avenue and Kennedy Drive to pass over the Tasman Highway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>7.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>24.00</strong></td> <td>Hobart</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Huon Highway—Summerleas Road Intersection Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrading the intersection between the Huon Highway and Summerleas Road to address cross-traffic movements.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.38</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>17.50</strong></td> <td>Bell Bay</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Industry Road Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade approximately nine kilometres of unsealed road on Industry Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.02</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>3.46</strong></td> <td>North East Tasmania</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Midland Highway</strong> <ul> <li>Upgrade of the Midland Highway to improve safety and efficiency and facilitate forecast increases in freight and passenger movements.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>34.0</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>400.00</strong></td> <td>Central Tasmania</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Roads of Strategic Importance—Tasmania</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Tasmanian Roads Package* </em></li> <li><em>Hobart to Sorell Corridor*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>15.75</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>530.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Various</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Urban Congestion Fund—Tasmania</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Hobart Congestion Package*</em></li> <li><em>Tasman Highway Intelligent Transport Solutions*</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>8.00</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>35.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Various</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> <h3>Australian Capital Territory—Key Projects</h3> <p>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.</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>Kings Highway Corridor (ACT-NSW)*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Targeted upgrades along the Kings Highway corridor to improve the east-west connectivity between NSW and the ACT.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>30.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Canberra</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Monaro Highway Upgrade</strong> <ul> <li>Targeted upgrades, including widening, along the Monaro Highway corridor in the ACT.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>5.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>100.00</strong></td> <td>Canberra</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Monaro Highway—Canberra Avenue to Hume Planning</strong> <ul> <li>Planning for the future upgrade of the Monaro Highway.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>0.75</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.00</strong></td> <td>Canberra</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Pialligo Avenue Duplication Planning</strong> <ul> <li>Planning for the future duplication of Pialligo Avenue.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>1.10</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>2.00</strong></td> <td>Canberra</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><em>William Slim Drive Duplication*</em></strong> <ul> <li><em>Upgrade, including intersections, between Ginninderra Drive and the Barton Highway.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>-</em></strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong><em>20.00</em></strong></td> <td><em>Canberra</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> <h3>Northern Territory—Key Projects</h3> <p>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.</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Buntine Highway Upgrade</strong></p> <ul> <li>Upgrading priority sections of the Buntine Highway to deliver flood immunity, safety improvements and pavement strengthening and widening works.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>5.00</strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>100.00</strong></p> </td> <td> <p>Western NT</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Central Arnhem Road Upgrade</strong></p> <ul> <li>Involves sealing, reconstructing, widening, and flood immunity improvements to priority sections of the route to a fit-for-purpose standard</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>5.00</strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>180.00</strong></p> </td> <td> <p>Northern NT</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Garramilla (formerly Barneson) Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3</strong></p> <ul> <li>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.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>11.00</strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>29.50</strong></p> </td> <td> <p>Darwin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong><em>Jabiru Road Upgrades (Kakadu National Park)*</em></strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Upgrade roads to support access to the township of Jabiru and Kakadu National Park.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong><em>-</em></strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong><em>70.00</em></strong></p> </td> <td> <p><em>Jabiru/Kakadu National Park</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Northern Australia Beef Roads Program—Northern Territory</strong></p> <ul> <li>Tablelands Highway—Road Upgrading</li> <li>Barkly Stock Route Upgrading</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>17.77</strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>30.00</strong></p> </td> <td> <p>Northern NT</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Northern Australia Roads Program—Northern Territory</strong></p> <ul> <li>Arnhem Highway—Adelaide River Floodplain Upgrade</li> <li>Keep River Plains Road Upgrade</li> <li>Buntine Highway Road Upgrading—Project Development and Delivery Phase</li> <li>Plenty Highway Upgrading—Project Development and Delivery Phase</li> <li>Tjukaruru Road Upgrade</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>91.20</strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>192.19</strong></p> </td> <td> <p>Northern NT</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Northern Territory Roads Package</strong></p> <ul> <li>Strengthening and widening of road pavements, flood immunity improvements and fatigue management measures such as upgrading rest areas.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>4.67</strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>77.00</strong></p> </td> <td> <p>Various—Stuart, Barkly and Victoria highways</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Outback Way</strong></p> <ul> <li>The package will upgrade sections of the roads that form the ‘Outback Way’, including the Plenty Highway and Tjukaruru Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>14.64</strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>111.64</strong></p> </td> <td> <p>Southern NT</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Regional Roads Productivity Package</strong></p> <ul> <li>Various upgrades on the Arnhem Link Road, Buntine Highway, Central Arnhem Road, Port Keats Road, Roper Highway and Santa Teresa Road.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>9.35</strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong>90.00</strong></p> </td> <td> <p>Various Regional Roads</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong><em>Roads of Strategic Importance—Northern Territory</em></strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor—Northern Territory*</em></li> <li><em>Alice Springs to Darwin Corridor* </em></li> <li><em>Newman to Katherine Corridor—Northern Territory*</em></li> <li><em>Alice Springs to Halls Creek Corridor—Northern Territory*</em></li> <li><em>Adelaide River Wadeye Corridor* </em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong><em>9.90</em></strong></p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong><em>492.30</em></strong></p> </td> <td> <p><em>Various</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong><em>Tiwi Island Roads Upgrades*</em></strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Upgrade and seal sections of the Pirlingimpi Access Road, Pickertaramoor Access Road and Paru Access Road on Melville Island.</em></li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong><em>5.00</em></strong></p> <p> </p> </td> <td class="txt-right"> <p><strong><em>60.00</em></strong></p> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p><em>Melville Island</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> <h3>National—Key Projects</h3> <p>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.</p> <table class="tborder"> <tbody> <tr> <th><strong>Key projects</strong></th> <th><strong>Funding<br /> 2019–20<br /> $m</strong></th> <th><strong>Total Australian Government funding from<br /> 2013–14<br /> $m </strong></th> <th><strong>Location</strong></th> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Implementation of the Advanced Train Management System</strong> <ul> <li>Replace traditional trackside signalling across the interstate rail network including the Hunter Valley rail network. The Government is helping fund deployment on a section of track between Port Augusta and Whyalla, and preparing a 1,280 kilometre section of track for ATMS between Tarcoola and West Kalgoorlie.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>16.09</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>50.00</strong></td> <td>South Australia</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Melbourne—Brisbane Inland Rail</strong> <ul> <li>Spanning three states and 1,700 kilometres, Inland Rail will be a nationally significant civil engineering project.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>476.62</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>9,313.00</strong></td> <td>New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Supporting National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities—Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program</strong> <ul> <li>Strategic business cases will be developed over two years to identify opportunities to support more productive rail-based supply chains at major regional centres along the Inland Rail corridor, and to build capacity on key country rail lines enabling heavier, faster and longer country freight rail services.</li> </ul> </td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>22.00</strong></td> <td class="txt-right"><strong>44.00</strong></td> <td>New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="note">*Denotes new/additional commitments in the 2019–20 Budget.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-minister field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Minister</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Tudge</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Type</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Media release</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-release-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Release Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-04-02T12:00:00Z">Tue, 2019-04-02 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-release-with field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Joint Release with</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">The Hon Michael McCormack MP</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Deputy Prime Minister</div> <div class="field__item">Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development</div> <div class="field__item">Leader of The Nationals</div> <div class="field__item">Federal Member for Riverina</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--joint-release paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="paragraph-content"> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie</div> <div class="field field--name-field-joint-position field--type-string field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">Minister for Regional Services</div> <div class="field__item">Minister for Sport</div> <div class="field__item">Minister for Local Government and Decentralisation</div> <div class="field__item">Senator for Victoria</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 May 2019 23:18:23 +0000 justin.newbury 658 at https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au