The Government is committed to reducing congestion, keeping our roads safe, and getting Australians home to their families. As part of our commitment to road safety, the Government is making record investments in Australia’s road network.

Since forming government in 2013, the Coalition have committed over $10.7 billion to fund SA transport infrastructure projects.

Local Funding Through Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program

The Morrison Government has approved $1 billion in funding for Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) – supporting local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects. Through LRCI’s Phase 3, the following councils in Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs have been allocated funds to start construction projects, sustaining local jobs and economic growth:

  • City of Salisbury, SA, Australia – $3,367,692
  • City of Tea Tree Gully – $2,427,502
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield – $2,904,530

Phase 2 of the LRCI Program has already supported 19 local road and community infrastructure projects across the 3 Council areas in Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs.

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Fixing 20 ‘Black Spots’ in South Australia

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program is expected to substantially improve twenty dangerous crash sites on South Australian roads between 2021 and 2023. South Australia will receive $9.27 million in the 2021/22 funding round, bringing South Australia’s total funding through the program to $70.5 million.

This includes funding to support considerable improvements to the Martins Road and Ryans Road intersection in Green Fields, and the intersection of Curtis Road and Peachey Road in Munno Para. The funding of these projects seeks to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on South Australian roads.

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Fleurieu Connections Package Delivering Safer Roads and Reduced Travel Time

The Federal and State Government are jointly investing $560 million in the Fleurieu Connections package which is expected to improve road safety while also cutting travel time for tourists and commuters. I represented the Australian Government at the launch of the new designs, joining SA Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Corey Wingard MP.

The package includes the replacement of the roundabout at the Port Road and Main South Road junction with a grade separation, the construction of an overpass at Tatachilla Road, and a 2+1 lane road layout from Aldinga to Sellicks Beach. The 2+1 lane road layout consists of two lanes in one direction and one lane in the other, alternating every few kilometres.

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Safety and Traffic Flow Improved at Scotty’s Corner

After $19 million worth of works and upgrades, the Main North Road and Nottage Terrace intersection is now complete. This corner has been an infamous intersection for accidents, but the recent works ensure a safer route for thousands of daily motorists.

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$52.7 Million Road Safety Boost for South Australia

Thirteen new road safety projects are being fast-tracked across South Australia, thanks to $52.7 million in Federal Government. These projects will include road widening, shoulder sealing, new barriers, rumble strips to alert drivers they are moving out of their lane, and wide centre line treatments on high-risk roads.

This round of funding is expected to support approximately 570 local jobs. The new funding is provided in addition to the $104.6 million in joint funding already announced under the Road Safety Program, which has supported fifteen South Australian road safety projects.

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New $150 Million Program for Regional Unsealed Roads

The new Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program offers councils between 80% and 100% of the funding required to upgrade their unsealed roads and improve safety. The works include resurfacing, removing dangerous corners, as well as vegetation management.

The trial program was released in late 2021 and aims to specifically target unsealed roads more than 20 kilometres long, some of which have not been upgraded or maintained in decades.

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New Overtaking Lanes for 2 Key Regional Highways

Work commenced in September 2021 to construct new overtaking lanes on the Eyre and Lincoln highways, as well as 20 kilometres of shoulder sealing on the Eyre Highway. These upgrades will improve safety, freight productivity and efficiency for all road users along the two critical transport corridors.

These works are made possible by the Australian Government’s $4.9 billion investment in the Roads of Strategic Importance Initiative. The $16 million upgrades will also support 65 full-time equivalent jobs over the construction period.

The new lanes are expected the be complete by mid-2022, weather permitting.

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Call for Tenders for Freight Network Planning Studies

Joint federal and state government funding of $17 million is being delivered to fund strategic planning studies and business cases. These studies seek to investigate improvements to several major transport corridors across the State, including the Greater Adelaide Freight Bypass and the Eyre Highway upgrade.

The SA Government is currently calling for tenders for these planning studies, which is expected to inform future investments – supporting economic growth and local priorities.

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$250 Million to Improve Roads and Keep Freight Moving

Applications are now open for the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP) – a combined $250 million in funding. The projects financed by the BRP replace ageing bridges and the HVSPP upgrade or improve heavy vehicle routes across Australia.

Improvements have also been made to the program guidelines which ensure applicants have better access to funding. For the first time, these programs will run concurrently, with applications being considered on an ongoing basis, allowing access to the right program, for the right project, at the right time.

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Community Feedback for Hahndorf Traffic

The Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade is being delivered as the result of a $250 million joint investment of the Morrison and Marshall Governments.

The Hahndorf Strategic Planning Study was released for consultation in 2021 and proposed three options to address traffic, safety, connectivity, and liveability issues in and around Mount Barker Road. Following extensive community engagement, a fourth option has been developed. The community has now been invited to consult on this fourth option, which would allow vehicles to bypass the main street of Hahndorf.

The final decision on which of the four proposals will go ahead is expected in due course, with construction to begin in 2023.

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Port Wakefield Overpass Takes Shape with Installation of Bridge Beams

The Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication project achieved 60% completion in August. The duplication of the Port Wakefield Highway and the Wakefield River Bridge are also more than halfway completed. This is a major milestone for the project, which will substantially improve one of South Australia’s busiest, and most dangerous, regional road intersections.

In addition to the installation of eight precast bridge beams, the bridge deck has now been completed on the overpass. This is one of the largest projects ever undertaken in regional SA and supports an average of 95 full-time equivalent jobs per year during construction.

The project is on track to be fully completed by the end of 2022, with the overpass expected to be operational by Easter 2022.

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