We will establish an independent body – Infrastructure South Australia – to ensure we have better infrastructure planning and more transparent decision-making based on what our state needs, not on short-term political imperatives.
As a result of the work of Infrastructure South Australia, by the end of the first term of a Liberal Government we will have South Australia’s first 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy which will prioritise spending over that period on new transport and other infrastructure.
We will ask Infrastructure South Australia to analyse as a priority, the following 10 major projects:
In addition, we will ask Infrastructure South Australia to analyse major non-transport infrastructure projects including:
Infrastructure is central to everything a good government does.
Whether it’s growing our economy, building our schools, hospitals and roads, developing our public transport services, protecting our environment or enhancing our cultural and sporting facilities, government must plan and provide for the long term.
The Weatherill Labor Government however has mismanaged, cloaked in darkness, re-scoped, delayed or abandoned major projects – at the expense of taxpayers.
In doing so, the Government has shown a complete lack of understanding about the impact on businesses when projects are abandoned in the final stages of a tender process and what this does for the state’s reputation in the construction and financing sectors.
We must have better infrastructure planning and more transparent decision-making to support long-term economic growth, more jobs and better, more affordable services. We must make decisions based on what our state needs, not on short term political imperatives
That’s why we are committed to ensuring South Australia has the infrastructure we need to support our communities, jobs and economic growth.