Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Road Funding

In reply to the Hon. F. PANGALLO ().15 November 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport has advised:

On 16 November 2023, the Australian government released its response to the Independent Strategic Review of the Infrastructure Investment Program.

As a result of the review, the Australian government withdrew its funding for five projects:

Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade.

Truro Bypass.

Main South Road Productivity Package.

Old Belair / James Road Upgrade, Mitcham.

Onkaparinga Valley Road – Tiers Road – Nairne Road intersection Upgrade.

However, the Australian government also announced its commitment to fund an additional $2.7 billion toward the north-south corridor, River Torrens to Darlington project, bringing its full contribution to $7.7 billion and the total committed funding by both Australian and South Australian governments to $15.4 billion.

Specifically, to road maintenance an annual allocation is provided by the Australian government to states and territories for the maintenance of roads that form part of the National Land Transport Network. This funding will continue under the proposed changes, with the current formula used to allocate funding across Australia under review.