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

  • 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.

  • 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 2019

    Planning and design works underway for upgrading major intersections in Adelaide in conjunction with the Australian Government, including Portrush Road / Magill Road, Fullarton Road / Cross Road, Goodwood Road / Daws Road / Springbank Road, and Glen Osmond Road / Fullarton Road.

  • November 2019

    Delivery of ‘last mile’ infrastructure such as the high productivity vehicle network and identifying potential industrial locations near end users, including secured funding for Thomas Foods Murray Bridge expansion, Naracoorte roundabouts, Kroemer’s Crossing and Dublin Saleyards upgrades.

  • November 2019

    Planning works underway for 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.

  • October 2019

    $615 million electrification and modernisation of the Gawler rail line to deliver a faster, cleaner and more reliable service from Gawler to Seaford.

    View the media release.

  • September 2019

    Undertaking planning work to grade separate key rail crossings at Hove and Ovingham.

  • January 2020

    The elevated rail bridge continues to take shape.

    July 2019

    Work has commenced to extend the Tonsley rail line, creating connections to the Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University and Tonsley Innovation Precinct.

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

  • June 2019

    Commitment to $551 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 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 works have commenced at Mount Gambier Airport to allow larger aircraft and accommodate more interstate flights.

    Learn more from the District of Council of Grant website.

  • November 2018

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

    Learn more from the Infrastructure SA website.

  • Investigative works commenced late 2018

    Procurement phase for the $200 million duplication of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge underway, which provides access across the Spencer Gulf, jointly funded with the Australian Government

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

  • Completed

  • 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.