Freight Rail, Passenger Rail

Seaford line extension part of SA’s Infrastructure Australia push

A program of public transport works including extending the Seaford train line to Aldinga are a part of the South Australian Government’s submission for Infrastructure Australia’s next Infrastructure Priority List.

IA put out the call for projects for its 2018 list in August.

The Infrastructure Priority List ranks projects under consideration in order of viability, with projects ranked as Priority Projects or High Priority Projects being strongly considered for Commonwealth funding.

South Australia on Monday outlined its list of submissions, saying they would collectively underpin the state’s economic growth and jobs into the future.

They include an “integrated public transport initiative,” which covers the extension of the Seaford train line to Aldinga, Park’n’Rides, interchange upgrades, increased public transport frequency, and first mile/last mile access.

The state’s AdeLINK tram network initiative, and a new tram link to Adelaide Airport are included in the submission, as part of a program of works to increase overall access to the transport hub.

A program of works aligned to the National Freight and Supply Chain initiative are also highlighted to better connect the state’s regional areas.

The state is looking to add to the 11 South Australian projects are already on the priority list, including AdeLINK, the Gawler line upgrade, the Adelaide-Tarcoola Rail Upgrade, Gawler Craton rail access, and the Melbourne-Adelaide-Perth rail upgrade.

“The State Government is investing at record levels to build modern, safe and accessible infrastructure which supports thousands of jobs and makes South Australia an ever better place to live,” state transport and infrastructure minister Stephen Mullighan said.

“Over the next four years the State Government will invest $9.5 billion in infrastructure which will unlock economic opportunities, sustain the construction industry and create a lasting and beneficial legacy for the people of South Australia.

“The State Government stands ready to partner and work with the Federal Government to deliver these critical infrastructure projects, just as we did with the Northern Connector, Darlington, Flinderslink and Oaklands Crossing.”

1 Comment

  1. Gawler Craton is in the middle of the Eyre Peninsula, north of Port Lincoln and West of Whyalla.
    It is not clear which of the various alternative options are being promoted in the “Gawler Craton rail access” submission to Infrastructure Australia
    This remote area of South Australia is a likely to be the next Bonanza if we can “get the stars to align”.