The Marshall Government has announced Tuesday’s State Budget will allocate $5.5 million to complete the business cases for the remaining sections of the North-South Corridor.
The announcement reinforces the Marshall Government’s previous commitment to submit business cases to Infrastructure Australia by the end of the year for the River Torrens to Anzac Highway and Anzac Highway to Tonsley Boulevard.
“The Marshall Government is investing to develop a strong pipeline of productive infrastructure projects to create more jobs for South Australians,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“Labor failed to invest in the business case development for the remaining sections of North- South Corridor and left South Australia’s construction industry high and dry.
“The Marshall Government is quickly getting on with the job and developing the business cases to get these projects shovel ready as soon as possible.
“We’re investing $5.5 million in this Budget to develop these business cases, do the work that Labor failed to do and make this project a reality.
“Completing the North-South Corridor is one of the Marshall Government’s infrastructure priorities.
“We are providing industry with the certainty that there is a strong pipeline of infrastructure works to support growth and more jobs.
“Importantly, the Marshall Government has been working on building a constructive and collaborative relationship with the Federal Government which has already paid dividends.
“We have already secured $1.8 billion of new Federal Government infrastructure funding for key infrastructure projects like the Joy Baluch Bridge, Gawler Line electrification, Port Wakefield project and the Pym Street to Regency section of the North-South Corridor.
“A significant $1.2 billion of that funding is earmarked for the remaining sections of the North-South Corridor.
“The Marshall Government is building a pipeline of key infrastructure projects to support our construction industry and local jobs.”