As part of the $1 billion economic stimulus package to keep businesses in business and Australians working, the South Australian Government will speed up major infrastructure projects.
Steven Marshall, Premier of SA, reassures the public that the State Government has a strong plan in place to protect all South Australians from the economic and health impacts of COVID-19.
“By fast tracking infrastructure projects, providing tax relief for households and businesses and delivering business and community support funding, we are aiming to keep as many hard-working South Australians in a job as possible.”
Over $120 million in new infrastructure projects are being fast tracked. Of this amount, $52 million will be allocated to targeted regional road network repairs, $35 million to rehabilitate and resurface the South Eastern Freeway and $15 million for Heyson Tunnel refits and safety upgrades. $12 million of the budget will be going towards the North-South Freight Route by-passing Adelaide and the last $6 million will be used to seal Adventurer Way and Innamincka Airport Road.
Tenders have already been released for the refit at Heyson Tunnel and road sealing for Adventure Way and Innamincka Airport.
With the ever-evolving Coronavirus pandemic, the SA Government hopes that by fast tracking these projects, it will help support more South Australian jobs and businesses during these difficult times.
“These projects will help fix hundreds of kilometres of roads and highways, improve road safety and help save lives on our country roads.”