Australian Government to provide $15.2B to support state infrastructure projects


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Federal Infrastructure Funding Overview 2021-22

The Federal Infrastructure Budget for 21/22 does not disappoint. Although infrastructure spending is already at a high level, several transport projects are announced by state governments that need a Commonwealth contribution to proceed.

In 2021–22, the Australian Government will provide $15.2 billion to support state infrastructure projects. This funding contributes to the $110 billion committed to infrastructure spending over the next decade.

The funding for road and rail infrastructure is being provided through the Infrastructure Investment Program. The program assists economic and social development regionally and nationally by providing funding to improve the performance of land transport infrastructure.

See an overview of the key investment projects for infrastructure projects according to state and territory.

Federal Infrastructure Spending for Queensland:

  • $400 million for the Inland Freight Route (Mungindi to Charters Towers) Upgrades
  • An additional $400 million for Bruce Highway Upgrades
  • $240 million for the Cairns Western Arterial Road Duplication
  • $178.1 million for the Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement (Kuraby to Beenleigh) – Preconstruction
  • $160 million for the Mooloolah River Interchange Upgrade (Packages 1 and 2)
  • An additional $126.6 million for Gold Coast Light Rail – Stage 3
  • $35.3 million for the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road and Pialba-Burrum Heads Road Intersection Upgrade; and
  • $10 million for the Caboolture – Bribie Island Road (Hickey Road-King John Creek) Upgrade.

Federal Infrastructure Spending for New South Wales:

  • $2.03 billion for the Great Western Highway Upgrade – Katoomba to Lithgow – Construction of East and West Sections
  • $400 million for the Princes Highway Corridor – Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road – Stage 1
  • $240 million for the Mount Ousley Interchange
  • $100 million for the Princes Highway Corridor – Jervis Bay Road Intersection
  • $87.5 million for M5 Motorway – Moorebank Avenue-Hume Highway Intersection Upgrade
  • $52.8 million for Manns Road – Intersection Upgrades at Narara Creek Road and Stockyard Place; and
  • $48 million for Pacific Highway – Harrington Road Intersection Upgrade, Coopernook.

Federal Infrastructure Spending for Australian Capital Territory:

  • $26.5 million to duplicate the remaining sections of William Hovell Drive
  • An additional $5 million for Gundaroo Drive Duplication
  • $2.5 million for upgrades to Beltana Road in Pialligo
  • $132.5 million on Canberra Light Rail Stage 2A

Federal Infrastructure Spending for Victoria:

  • $2 billion for initial investment in a new Melbourne Intermodal Terminal;
  • An additional $307 million for the Pakenham Roads Upgrade;
  • An additional $203.4 million for the Monash Roads Upgrade;
  • An additional $20 million for the Green Triangle and $15 million for the Melbourne to Mildura Roads of Strategic Importance corridors;
  • An additional $56.8 million for the Hall Road Upgrade;
  • An additional $30.4 million for the Western Port Highway Upgrade;
  • $17.5 million for the Dairy Supply Chain Road Upgrades; and
  • $10 million for the Mallacoota-Genoa Road Upgrade.

Federal Infrastructure Spending for Tasmania:

  • $80 million for the Tasmanian Roads Package – Bass Highway Safety and Freight Efficiency Upgrades Package – Future Priorities;
  • $48 million for the Algona Road Grade Separated Interchange and Duplication of the Kingston Bypass;
  • $44 million for the Rokeby Road – South Arm Road Upgrades;
  • $37.8 million for the Midland Highway Upgrade – Campbell Town North (Campbell Town to Epping Forest);
  • $36.4 million for the Midland Highway Upgrade – Oatlands (Jericho to South of York Plains);
  • $35.7 million for the Midland Highway Upgrade – Ross (Mona Vale Road to Campbell Town);
  • An additional $24 million for the Port of Burnie Shiploader Upgrade; and
  • $13.2 million for the Huon Link Road.

Federal Infrastructure Spending for South Australia:

  • $2.6 billion allocation of funding for the North-South Corridor – Darlington to Anzac Highway;
  • $161.6 million for the Truro Bypass;
  • $148 million for the Augusta Highway Duplication Stage 2;
  • An additional $64 million for the Strzelecki Track Upgrade – Sealing;
  • An additional $60 million for the Gawler Rail Line Electrification;
  • $48 million for the Heysen Tunnel Refit and Upgrade – Stage 2
  • An additional $27.6 million for the Overpass at Port Wakefield and Township Duplication;
  • $32 million for the Kangaroo Island Road Safety and Bushfire Resilience Package, and
  • $22.5 million for the Marion Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive Intersection Upgrade 

Federal Infrastructure Spending for Northern Territory:

  • $150 million for Northern Territory National Network Highway Upgrades (Phase 2)
  • $173.6 million for Northern Territory Gas Industry Roads Upgrades
  • $25.3 million upgrading Arnhem Highway at Beatrice Hill
  • $4.3 million for Stage 1 upgrades for Roper Highway

Federal Infrastructure Spending for Western Australia:

  • $237.5 million for METRONET Hamilton St/ Wharf separations
  • $110 million for the METRONET Byford extension
  • $200 million for the Great Eastern Highway
  • $112.5 million for the Reid Highway upgrades
  • $5.6 million to remove and replace bridges serving local communities

Federal Infrastructure Investment Program here.

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