South Australia’s $12.1 billion infrastructure investment

As part of the South Australian Government’s $12.1 billion investment in infrastructure, a record number of South Australians will be working on public infrastructure projects in 2017.

New major projects worth more than $1.5 billion, supporting more than 1300 jobs, will begin in 2017 including:

  • $238 million Torrens Rail Junction and Mike Turtur Bikeway overpass
  • $220 million Festival Plaza redevelopment
  • $152.4 million Gawler electrification
  • $85.5 million Flinders link extension
  • $70 million AdeLINK Tram extension
  • $55 million Gawler East Link Road
  • $32 million Upper Yorke Peninsula Road Network upgrade
  • $35 million upgrade for Her Majesty’s Theatre

This is in addition to the more than 130 infrastructure projects already underway as part of the Government’s $12.1 billion investment over the next four years including:

  • $1.6 billion on water infrastructure
  • $985 million Northern Connector
  • $896 million Torrens Road to River Torrens upgrade
  • $620 million Darlington Upgrade
  • $588 million on residential housing
  • $397 million Convention Centre redevelopment
  • $250 million STEM facilities at 139 schools
  • $160 million O-Bahn City Access Project
  • $106.25 million APY Lands Main Access Road
  • $110 million additional road maintenance and shoulder sealing
  • $100 million New City High School

South Australia is experiencing a once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment as they deliver the roads, schools, light rail and hospitals the state requires.

The benefits of the $12.1 billion infrastructure program should extend well beyond the delivery of major projects by helping more South Australians get into work.

The industry participation policy is ensuring record infrastructure investment provides new job opportunities for South Australians and helps existing workers learn new skills.

Transport and Infrastructure and Housing and Urban Development Minister, Stephen Mullighan, said, “These vital transport, infrastructure and urban development projects, such as the billions being spent upgrading the North-South Corridor, will generate enormous benefits in terms of economic activity and job creation.

“The Government’s paramount focus on maximising the benefits of this massive investment for South Australians will result in the creation of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic benefits to local businesses.

“The rewards of public infrastructure investment are more than evident in the many projects the Labor Government has already completed.

“Millions of dollars of economic benefits have been delivered through projects such as the Adelaide Oval redevelopment, the Southern Expressway duplication and the tram extension to the Entertainment Centre.”

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