South Australia set for $5.4 billion, 4-year project boost!

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The Government of South Australia has outlined a $5.4 billion pipeline of infrastructure works for across the State, over the next four years.

Of the $5.4 billion, $2.1 billion has been allocated for building infrastructure, $2.3 billion for transport infrastructure and $1.3 billion for public transport.

The pipeline was outlined at the Adelaide Convention Centre, in late November, to an audience of over 450 community and government stakeholders from across South Australia.

Major SA project announcements:

  • $692 million worth of upgrades to 91 schools across SA
  • $357.5 million worth of upgrades to TAFE, Cheltenham Cemetery, and numerous country health projects, including infrastructure upgrades and refurbishments
  • $354 project to deliver a 1.8km non-stop roadway and an overpass over Regency Road
  • $305 million upgrade to Main South Road
  • $200 million duplication of Joy Baluch AM Bridge
  • $150 million to redevelop the Yatala Prison
  • $100 million to construct a new 7-12 campus for 1500 students in Whyalla
  • $88.5 million project that will construct a new overpass on Augusta Highway

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The pipeline also includes $36.3 million for 11 separate outback and regional projects, including grid replacement, re-sheeting, the Riverland Projects, and a variety of sealing contracts.

The pipeline intends to support employment in northern and regional economic regions, where it will promote apprenticeships and upskilling, while generating economic activity, investment and innovation throughout South Australia.

Key takeaways include a $305 million upgrade to Main South Road, a $200 million duplication of Joy Baluch AM Bridge, $692 million worth of upgrades to 91 schools across SA, a $276 million redevelopment for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, $150 million to redevelop the Yatala Prison, $100 million to construct a new 7-12 campus for 1500 students in Whyalla, a $354 project to deliver a 1.8km non-stop roadway and an overpass over Regency Road, and a $88.5 million project that will construct a new overpass on Augusta Highway.

In August 2018, the SA Government announced that the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS) will deliver over 150 construction jobs while supporting over 3000 combined indirect jobs following completion. 

For a list of major projects around Australia, click here.

 

Source: Government of South Australia

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