By considering the long-term benefits for South Australia, the government is investing in productive infrastructure - with importance placed on directing capital to projects that drive economic activity and growth, boost productivity and enhance liveability and land values.

Growth State will position South Australia for the future by ensuring our state has the physical assets and structures that support a broader range of economic activities than in the past. Growth State’s priority sectors are identifying both traditional and digital infrastructure that will help to overcome constraints to economic growth.

Driving growth

The South Australian Government is already at work, together with industry, to drive economic prosperity and support business growth in our state.

In progress

  • November 2020

    Sealing of the 472km Strzelecki Track, commenced immediately north of Lyndhurst and will now continue to complete a continuous sealed corridor to the Queensland border.

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  • November 2020

    The delivery of key sections of the North – South Corridor.

    These key sections comprise projects identified as the Torrens Road to River Torrens, the Darlington Upgrade, Northern Connector and Regency Road to Pym Street.

    Learn more about the project's status

    December 2019

    Works on the Regency Road to Pym Street project are now underway. Once this project is complete in 2022, motorists will not have to stop at a single traffic light between the River Torrens and Gawler as they head north into our beautiful regions.

    This project forms part of our record $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works which will build South Australia and create jobs.

    Learn more.

    November 2019

    The delivery of key sections of the North – South Corridor, including the completion of the Torrens Road to River Torrens section, and the progression of the Darlington Upgrade, Northern Connector and Regency Road to Pym St section.

    Learn more from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

  • November 2020

    Upgrading of major intersections on key commuter routes in Metropolitan Adelaide to better manage congestion.  

    Intersections being upgraded are Portrush Road / Magill Road, Fullarton Road / Cross Road, Goodwood Road / Daws Road / Springbank Road, and Glen Osmond Road / Fullarton Road.

  • November 2020

    The provision of reliable and efficient freight networks that include targeted network upgrades for ‘last mile’ infrastructure and network expansion through improved access for high productivity vehicles to the road network.

    Current initiatives aligned to this program include Naracoorte roundabouts, Kroemer’s Crossing, Horrocks Highway and Dublin Saleyards upgrades.

  • November 2020

    Targeted upgrades to South Australian regional transport corridors.

    Targeted corridors include: Port Augusta to Perth (Eyre Highway, Eyre Peninsula), Cockburn to Burra (Barrier Highway) and Renmark to Gawler (Sturt Highway).

    This program aligns with the Australian Government's Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) Program.

  • January 2020

    The elevated rail bridge continues to take shape.

    July 2019

    The Flinders Link Project will extend the existing Tonsely rail line 650m to the Flinders Medical Centre. The project will also include construction of the new Flinders and Tonsely Railway Stations, and an integrated shared pedestrian/cycle path adjacent to the rail line from the new ramp to the new Flinders Station.

    Learn more from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

  • September 2019

    Undertake grade separation of  the Hove and Ovingham Level Crossings.

  • June 2019

    Commitment to $649 million over ten years under a City Deal with the Australian Government and the City of Adelaide, to grow Adelaide an innovative and vibrant city – such as Lot Fourteen.

    View project updates

    View the media release.

  • October 2019

    An electrified Gawler rail line that will deliver a faster, cleaner and more reliable service, resulting in electrified networks through Adelaide from Gawler to Seaford.

    Once completed the electrified line will support increased capacity and future growth for development along the rail corridor and in northern Adelaide.

    View the media release.

  • June 2019

    Activities are underway to reduce erosion across metropolitan beaches through additional sand, completion of a sand recycling pipeline from Semaphore to West Beach, sand dune restoration and revegetation.

    Learn more from the Department for Environment and Water website.

  • May 2019

    Upgrade improvements for the Mount Gambier Airport to allow larger aircraft and accommodate more interstate flights.

    Learn more from the District of Council of Grant website.

  • This project involves the duplication of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge.  

    The bridge is an important link in the National Land Transport Network at Port Augusta, providing access across the Spencer Gulf for commuter, commercial and freight vehicles in the northern reigon of South Australia. It is also a key tourist connection to the Eyre Peninsula, norther South Australia and beyond.

    Learn more from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

  • Completed

  • May 2020

    Infrastructure South Australia developed a 20-year Infrastructure Strategy and 5-year Capital Intentions Statement.

    Learn more from the Infrastructure SA website.

  • December 2019

    Public launch completed 8 December 2019. This 10-year strategy for a better housing future will coordinate activity and opportunities across the housing sector to deliver 20,000 housing outcomes by 2030. It includes an immediate state government investment of $453 million for new social and affordable housing supply.

    Learn more.

  • September 2019

    Outer Harbour Channel widened to support the increasing global shipping trend of larger vessels.

    View the media release.

  • July 2019

    The $151 million Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation Project was officially completed in partnership with the Australian Government.

    View the media release.

  • July 2019

    Established the South Australian Public Transport Authority to be responsible for all operational and customer services.

    View the media release.

  • June 2019

    Secured a record $1.115 billion for regional road projects, including upgrading of key regional corridors in conjunction with the Australian Government, including Port Augusta to Perth, Renmark to Gawler, Cockburn to Burra, Victor Harbor Road (Main South Road to McLaren Vale) and Horrocks Highway.

    View the media release.

  • April 2019

    514 South Australia public schools – 98.8% – will be connected to a high-speed fibre optic network capable of speeds of 1Gbps.

    View the media release.

  • April 2019

    $5.4 billion of funding secured towards completion of the final section of the North-South Corridor, between Darlington and the River Torrens.

    View the media release.

  • April 2019

    Commitment was made to the full funding for the Flinders Link Project with the Australian Government to extend the Tonsley rail line to the Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University.

    Learn more from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

  • January 2019

    Released the inaugural State Planning Policies (SPPs), which set out a state-wide vision for land use in South Australia and will help drive population growth.

    View the media release.

  • Infrastructure SA was established as an independent body to improve planning of and more transparent decision-making for the state's critical public infrastructure projects.

    19 January 2019

    Infrastructure SA Board appointed.

    26 November 2018

    Established as an independent advisory body under the Infrastructure SA Act 2018.

    18 October 2018

    Mr Tony Shepherd appointed inaugural Chair of Infrastructure SA.

  • September 2018

    $10 million over three years announced in the 2018-19 Budget towards the Commonwealth Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program to  improve efficiency and boost jobs.

    View the media release.

  • July 2018

    Joint funding between Australian, State and Local Government and private sector was secured to upgrade Mount Gambier Airport to allow larger aircraft and accommodate more interstate flights.

    Find out more from the District Council of Grant website.