The government aims to lift the productivity, efficiency and capacity of infrastructure that delivers long-term benefit for South Australia, with a focus on projects that enables economic activity in growth state sectors, improving supply chains, enabling access to jobs and better connecting enterprises to their markets.

Growth State will position South Australia for the future by ensuring our state has the physical assets and digital infrastructure that overcome constraints and foster sustainable economic growth in the priority sectors, whilst preserving and enhancing liveability.

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

    This initiative provides $18.3 million over four years to deliver the Electric Vehicle Action Plan which will position South Australia as a national leader in electric vehicle uptake and rapid charging capability by 2025.

    The action plan will establish a statewide electric vehicle charging network to increase the uptake of electric vehicles, accelerate smart charging and vehicle-to-grid charging trials, transition the state government’s fleet to plug-in electric vehicle models over time, and encourage greater uptake in the non-government fleets amongst other actions.

    This initiative has been funded from the Economic and Business Growth Fund.

    Learn more from the Renewables SA website.

  • September 2021

    Pre-construction activities for the next two packages of works, a 10 km section south of Innamincka and a 93 km section south of Moomba to the Strzelecki Creek crossing, are underway.

    May 2021

    Stage 1, the first 50 km was opened to traffic.

    November 2020

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

    Learn more

  • June 2021

    The Regency Road overpass, part of the Regency Road to Pym Street project, opened in late March 2021. Full project completion is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2021, instead of early 2021.

    Early works are underway on the final section between the River Torrens and Darlington. Early ground investigation works commenced in August 2020 with Phase Two early works commencing in June 2021.

    Learn more about the project's status

    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.

    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.

  • June 2021

    Goodwood Road / Daws Road / Springbank Road

    The Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road intersection opened as a four-way intersection in April 2021.

    Learn more about Goodwood Road / Daws Road / Springbank Road

    Marion Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive

    The Marion Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive intersection upgrade will alleviate capacity constraints and facilitate improved movements to and from the Adelaide Airport. The $45 million upgrade is jointly funded (on a 50:50 basis) by the Australian and South Australian governments ($22.5 million each).

    Learn more about Marion Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive

    Nottage Terrace and North East Road

    The Nottage Terrace and North East Road intersection upgrade will alleviate the traffic flow along Nottage Terrace once the current upgrade to the Main North Road and Nottage Terrace intersection is complete. The $6 million upgrade is jointly funded (on a 50:50 basis) by the Australian and South Australian governments ($3 million each).

    Learn more about Nottage Terrace and North East Road

    November 2020

    Upgrading of major intersections on key routes in Metropolitan Adelaide to better manage congestion. Intersections being upgraded are:

    Portrush Road / Magill Road

    Fullarton Road / Cross Road

    Glen Osmond Road / Fullarton Road.

  • September 2021

    Dublin Saleyard access upgrade: The $11 million improvements to Carslake Road and the entrance of the SA Livestock Exchange are now complete.

    Remaining works on the Port Wakefield Highway / Carslake Road junction are well progressed, with completion expected in the coming weeks.

    Learn more

  • June 2021

    Investment: $40 million

    This funding provides for upgrades to key Kangaroo Island road corridors. Roads to be upgraded include the Playford Highway (west of Kingscote) and Hog Bay Road. The road upgrades will improve tourism routes, enhance bushfire resilience and improve freight access to ports. The $40 million upgrade is jointly funded (on an 80:20 basis) by the Australian ($32 million) and South Australian ($8 million) governments.

    Kangaroo Island road 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).

  • June 2021

    Major bridge construction works commenced along with works to upgrade the western side of the Churchill Road and Torens Road junction.

    June 2020

    Undertake grade separation of the Ovingham Level Crossing.

    Major works to remove the Ovingham level crossing commenced in April 2021.

    Learn more about the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal.

  • 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

  • August 2021

    The Gawler rail line elecrification project will be completed in early 2022.

    Civil works expected to be complete late 2021. Signalling works, testing and commissioning to follow in early 2022 prior to return to services.

    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.

    View the project's status.

  • November 2020

    $2.5 million to support the GigCity program to:

    • Ensure the ongoing operation of the current GigCity Program at the 24 existing innovation precincts.
    • Improve the cybersecurity resilience of the GigCity network to meet security requirements of Defence and cyber technology industries.

    Learn more from the State Budget

  • September 2021

    A Community Reference Group has been established for the project and is meeting regularly to provide input to the design process.

    Up to 250,000 cubic metres of quarry sand will be delivered to West Beach by December 2021.

    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.

  • 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 region of South Australia. It is also a key tourist connection to the Eyre Peninsula, northern South Australia and beyond.

    Learn more.

  • June 2019

    Thomas Foods International announced construction on its new state of the art meat processing plant near Murray Bridge.

    Read the media release

    December 2020

    Funding towards a $24.3 million package and $10.3 million to connect utilities infrastructure to support Thomas Foods' development, with up to 2,000 workers to be employed.

    Construction of the supporting roadwords are now complete.

    Read the media release

  • October 2021

    Development application lodged for the construction of a sand recylcing pipeline between Semaphore and West Beach.

    Media release

  • Completed

  • June 2021

    The new Flinders train line and new Tonsley and Flinders Railway Stations opened for passenger services on Tuesday 29 December 2020.

    January 2020

    The elevated rail bridge continues to take shape.

    Find out more.

    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.

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • July 2019

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

    View the media release.

  • November 2020

    Upgrade complete, with the airport opened to the public on 9 November 2020.

    Learn more from District Council of Grant 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.

  • 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.