Federal Budget Highlights: Infrastructure Spending in your State


This year’s federal budget, which is to be delivered today, will see billions of dollars invested into national infrastructure projects across the country.

All states and territories will be touched by this economic recovery budget which will deliver safer roads, railways and bridges as well as create thousands of jobs.

We’ve outlined the highlighted investment projects for each part of the nation and how they could impact you.

The Billion-Dollar Breakdown


  • $750 million for the $1.5 billion Coomera to Nerang stage of the M1
  • $112 million for Jindalee’s Centenary Bridge widening
  • $76 million for Stage 2 of the Riverway Drive Upgrade
  • $50 million for the Beams Road Level Crossing at Carseldine
  • $45 million for Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway link
  • $42 million for the next stage of the Mount Lindesay Highway widening
  • $38 million for Cooktown to Weipa corridor upgrade
  • $20 million for Bruce Highway upgrade
  • $10 million for M1 Pacific Motorway: Exit 45 upgrade

The federal government is investing $1.7 billion in shovel ready projects for Queensland which is expected to support over 5,150 direct and indirect jobs across the state.

Source: Media Release


New South Wales

  • $560 million for the Singleton Bypass on the New England Highway
  • $491 million for the Coffs Harbour Bypass
  • $360 million for the Newcastle Inner City Bypass
  • $176.2 million for Dubbo Bridge
  • $120 million for the Prospect Highway Upgrade

The federal government is planning on boosting the New South Wales economy with a $2.7 billion investment into transport infrastructure.

Source: Media Release


  • $320 million for the Shepparton Rail Line Upgrade
  • $292 million for the Barwon Heads Road Upgrade
  • $208 million for Stage 2 of the Warrnambool Rail Line Upgrade
  • $85 million to upgrade Hall Road in Cranbourne
  • $31 million for Narre Warren North Road Upgrade
  • $27.2 million for Western Port Highway Upgrade
  • $22.5 million for South Road Upgrade

The billions of dollars the federal government have committed to Victorian infrastructure projects is expected to assist the Victorian economy once COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

Source: Media Release


Australian Capital Territory

  • $88 million for the Molonglo River Bridge
  • $50 million for a South West Corridor upgrade package
  • $15.25 million for Monaro Highway Upgrade

The ACT funding package is estimated to create 400 direct and indirect jobs across the territory.

Source: Media Release

South Australia

  • $200 million for the Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade
  • $136 million in Princes Highway Corridor Funding
  • $136 million for Stage 2 of the Main South Road Duplication
  • $100 million for the Strzelecki Track Upgrade
  • $28 million for South Eastern Freeway Safety Upgrade

The federal government’s investment in South Australia is expected to create 2,600 direct and indirect jobs across the state.

Source: Media Release

Northern Territory

  • $120 million to upgrade the Carpentaria Highway
  • $23 million to upgrade the Stuart Highway at Coolalinga

These investments in the Northern Territory will support up to 1,050 direct and indirect jobs.

Source: Media Release


Western Australia

  • $88 million for the Reid Highway Interchange with West Swan Road
  • $70 million for the Roe Highway Widening and Abernethy Road Upgrade
  • $16 million to undertake sealing of priority sections of the Goldfields Highway between Wiluna and Meekatharra
  • $16 million to undertake upgrades on the Broome-Cape Leveque Road

Western Australia will see a federal investment of $1.1 billion to support new projects and up to 6,800 jobs.

Source: Media Release


  • $150 million for the Midway Point Causeway
  • $65 million to upgrade the Tasman Bridge
  • $12 million in Freight Bridge Upgrades

Tasmania will see a $360 million investment into transport infrastructure from the federal government.

Source: Media Release

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