In our 5 Minute Fix 10 we discussed the 2018/2019 Victorian State Budget released on 1 May 2018. The Commonwealth has since released the Federal Budget and the infrastructure spending trend is maintained. The major infrastructure measures include:

  • ACT: $100 million for the Monaro Highway Upgrade;
  • NSW: $1.5 billion for new major projects, including the Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour Bypass, the Port Botany Rail Line Duplication and the Nowra Bridge. In addition to funding these projects, the Commonwealth and New South Wales governments will be equal partners in funding the first stage of the North South Rail Link in Western Sydney;
  • NT: $280 million for upgrades of the Central Arnhem Road and the Buntine Highway.
  • Queensland: $5.2 billion for new major projects, including priority upgrades on the Bruce Highway, the M1 Pacific Motorway, the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade, the Brisbane Metro project and the Cunningham Highway (Amberley Interchange);
  • SA: $1.8 billion for new major projects, including the North-South Road Corridor projects, the Gawler Rail Line electrification and the Joy Baluch Bridge;
  • Tasmania: over $500 million for the Bridgewater Bridge replacement and the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Package;
  • Victoria: $7.8 billion for new major projects, including in respect of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, the North East Link, Monash Rail, electrification for the Frankston Rail Line to Baxter, a Victorian congestion package, the duplication of the Princes Highway East from Traralgon to Sale, Geelong Rail Line upgrades and to support the establishment of international services at the Avalon Airport; and
  • WA: $2.6 billion for new major projects, including the METRONET rail project, a Perth congestion package and the Bunbury Outer Ring Road;