The Marshall Government has released a tender to investigate the possibility and technical viability associated with tunnelling for the remaining sections of the North-South Corridor.
The business cases for the River Torrens to Anzac Highway and Anzac Highway to Darlington sections will also be submitted to Infrastructure Australia by the end of the year, delivering on a State Liberal election commitment.
“The Marshall Government is ensuring that South Australia has a long and consistent pipeline of productive infrastructure projects to grow our economy and support jobs,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“One of the Liberal Government’s infrastructure priorities is completing the remaining sections of the North-South Corridor.
“Unfortunately, these sections of the North-South Corridor could never begin because Labor were lazy and never did the work.
“Labor left the cupboard bare when it came to business case development for major infrastructure projects in South Australia.
“The Marshall Government is getting on with the job and building a strong pipeline of shovel-ready, productive infrastructure projects.
“Since coming to government 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 and the Pym Street to Regency section of the North-South Corridor.
“Importantly, $1.2 billion of that funding is earmarked for the remaining sections of the North-South Corridor.
“We’ve now got a significant funding commitment from the Federal Government and we are moving quickly to get these projects off the ground as soon as possible.
“The Marshall Government’s mature and constructive relationship with the Federal Government has already paid significant dividends.
“We will continue to work with our federal counterparts to deliver key infrastructure projects for South Australia that will support construction jobs and grow our economy.
“The Marshall Government will also establish Infrastructure SA (ISA), an independent body that will develop South Australia’s first 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy.
“South Australia needs a long term plan for infrastructure planning, development and implementation to ensure we have a strong pipeline of infrastructure work for decades to come.”