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Federal Budget 2022-23: Infrastructure

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Infrastructure spending commitments have increased by $10 billion, totalling $120 billion over the next 10 years for road, rail and community infrastructure projects across Australia.

Overview

The Government is once again increasing total spending on its infrastructure pipeline by $10 billion from $110 billion to $120 billion over the next 10 years for new and existing road, rail and community infrastructure projects across Australia.

Australian Capital Territory

$51 million will be provided for priority road projects in the Australian Capital Territory, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in the Australian Capital Territory to over $1.3 billion since 2013. The key new commitments in the 2022-23 Budget for the ACT include:

  • $46.7 million for the Athllon Drive Duplication; and
  • $2.8 million for the Kent Street and Novar Street Intersection Upgrades.

New South Wales

$3.3 billion will be provided to fund priority road and rail projects in New South Wales, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in New South Wales to $48.5 billion since 2013. The key commitments in the 2022-23 Budget for NSW include:

  • $1 billion for the Sydney to Newcastle – Tuggerah to Wyong Faster Rail Upgrade;
  • $336 million for the Pacific Highway, Wyong Town Centre;
  • $264 million for the Newell Highway Upgrade – Heavy Duty Pavement Upgrades – North Moree;
  • $232.5 million for Mulgoa Road Stage 2 – Glenmore Parkway to Jeanette Street, Stage 5A Blaikie Road to Jamison Road and Stage 5B Jamison Road to Union Road;
  • $100 million for the Southern Connector Road, Jindabyne;
  • $95.6 million for the Picton Bypass and Picton Road – Planning;
  • $77.5 million for a business case for Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line;
  • $352 million for the Milton Ulladulla Bypass; and
  • $300 million for the Grade Separating Road Interfaces.

Victoria

$3.4 billion will be provided to fund priority road and rail projects in Victoria, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in Victoria to $35.5 billion since 2013.

Key new commitments in the 2022-23 Budget for Victoria include:

  • $3.1 billion in new commitments to deliver the $3.6 billion Melbourne Intermodal Terminal Package;
  • $1.2 billion for the Beveridge Interstate Freight Terminal in Beveridge;
  • $280 million for the Beveridge Interstate Freight Terminal road connections, including Camerons Lane;
  • $740 million for the Western Interstate Freight Terminal in Truganina;
  • $920 million for the Outer Metropolitan Ring ‑ South Rail connection to the Western Interstate Freight Terminal; and
  • $109.5 million for the Mickleham Road Upgrade.

Queensland

$3.3 billion will be provided for priority road and rail infrastructure projects in Queensland, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in Queensland to over $35.9 billion since 2013.

Key commitments in the 2022-23 Budget for Queensland include:

  • $1.6 billion for the Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast - Beerwah‑Maroochydore rail extension;
  • $1.1 billion for the Brisbane to the Gold Coast - Kuraby – Beenleigh Faster Rail Upgrade; and
  • $190 million for the Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade.

The 2022-23 Budget also includes additional funding for existing projects, including:

  • $68.5 million for the Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade bringing the total Australian Government funding to the corridor to $258.5 million; and
  • $114.4 million for the Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade.

Northern Territory

$237 million will be provided for priority road projects in the Northern Territory, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in the Northern Territory to $3.7 billion since 2013.

Key new commitments in the 2022-23 Budget for the Northern Territory include:

  • $132 million for Central Australian Tourism Roads;
  • $55 million for the Tiger Brennan Drive/Berrimah Road Intersection Upgrade; and
  • $50 million for Alice Springs to Halls Creek Corridor Upgrade.

Western Australia

$1.7 billion will be provided to priority road and rail projects in Western Australia, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in Western Australia to $20.2 billion since 2013. Funding includes:

  • $145 million for the Thomas Road – Dual Carriageway – South Western Highway to Tonkin Highway and interchange at Tonkin Highway;
  • $140 million for Regional Road Safety Upgrades;
  • $441.2 million for the METRONET, including:
    • $100 million for the METRONET: Morrison Road Level Crossing Removal;
    • $135 million for the METRONET: Thornlie‑Cockburn Link;
    • $116 million for the METRONET: High Capacity Signalling; and
    • $90 million for the METRONET: Yanchep Rail Extension;
    • $50 million for the Tonkin Highway – North Ellenbrook Interchange;
  • $48 million for the Moorine Rock to Mt Holland Road Upgrades;
  • $320 million for Stages 2 and 3 of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road;
  • $200 million for Stage 3 of the Tonkin Highway; and
  • $178 million for Stages 1 and 2 of the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation.

South Australia

$2.8 billion will be provided for priority road projects in South Australia, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in South Australia to $13.7 billion since 2013. Funding includes:

  • $2.3 billion for the North South Corridor – Darlington to Anzac Highway;
  • $200.0 million for Marion Road – Anzac Highway to Cross Road;
  • $120.0 million for the Adelaide Hills Productivity and Road Safety Package;
  • $60.0 million for South East Freeway Managed Motorways – Stage 2;
  • $60.0 million for Targeted Investments to Improve National Supply Chain Resilience;
  • $50.0 million for the Rural Roads Package including the Horrocks Highway Corridor and Safety Package;
  • $20.0 million for the Marion Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive Intersection Upgrade;
  • $16.2 million for the Port Augusta to Perth Corridor Upgrade;
  • $16.0 million for the Main South Road Productivity Package; and
  • $9.6 million for the South Eastern Freeway Safety Upgrade.

Tasmania

639.9 million from 2022 23 to fund priority road and rail projects in Tasmania to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in Tasmania to over $4.5 billion since 2013. Funding includes:

  • $336 million for Stage 2 of the Tasmanian Roads Package – Northern Roads Package;
  • $100 million for the Great Eastern Drive Tourism Support – Additional Packages;
  • $96 million for Tranche 4 of the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program; and
  • $56 million for Stage 2 of the Tasmanian Roads Package – Tasman Highway Sideling Upgrade;

Additional infrastructure funding

The Government has committed new and additional funding to various regional-based, community-based and industry-based programs and projects.

Airport Building Controller and Airport Environmental Officer Functions

The Government will provide an additional $25.2 million over 2 years from 2022 to maintain oversight and environmental management at Commonwealth leased airports to ensure compliance with airport building control and environmental regulations. Funding includes:

  • $16.3 million over 2 years from 2022 23 to support airport building control services, including during peak construction at Western Sydney Airport; and
  • $8.9 million over 2 years from 2022 23 to continue to support airport compliance with environmental standards.

Priority Regional Infrastructure Investments

The Government has committed $1.5 billion over 10 years from 2021 to fund priority regional infrastructure investments across Australia, including:

  • $678 million in additional funding for the Outback Way in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia;
  • $385.4 million in additional funding for the Northern Australia Roads Program;
  • $180.1 million to establish the Regional Australia Level Crossing Safety Program and support activities under the National Railway Level Crossing Safety Strategy to improve level crossing safety in regional Australia;
  • $150 million for the Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program;
  • $40 million in additional funding for the Bridges Renewal Program;
  • $6.5 million for the Australian Automobile Association to conduct on road emissions testing of light vehicles; and
  • $6 million for the Amy Gillett Foundation Program to improve road safety for cyclists.

Community Development Grants Programme

The Government will provide $67.7 million over 3 years from 2022 to deliver new community-based projects, including:

  • $12.5 million towards the Centre of Excellence in Vision and Hearing in New South Wales;
  • $8 million towards the Scone CBD Revitalisation in New South Wales;
  • $5 million towards the Gilwell Park Scouts Adventure and Learning Centre Redevelopment in Victoria;
  • $5 million towards the Caboolture Police and Community Youth Centre in Queensland;
  • $4.5 million towards the Bendigo Airport Terminal Redevelopment in Victoria;
  • $1.5 million towards the Katie Rose Cottage Hospice in Queensland; and
  • $0.6 million towards the Shepparton FoodShare in Victoria.

Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program

The Government will also provide $501.7 million over 3 years from 2022 to extend the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to fund local councils in maintaining social infrastructure, improve road safety and better local road network.

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