Strategic Plan for National Highway
Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased the Federal Transport Darrin
Chester has announced plans for a long-term commitment to up-grade the Princes
may not realise,” Mr Ramsey said “but the Princes Highway runs from Sydney to
Port Augusta, even though on this end we are more familiar with calling it either
the Port Augusta Highway or simply Highway 1.
Minister has announced $5m to develop a Princes Highway Corridor Strategy and
this links well to my calls for duplication of the highway north of Port
Wakefield. Duplication offers to unlock significant economic potential, will
save lives and shorten travel times”
combined with the importance of resolving the problems surrounding the Joy
Baluch Bridge are issues the Government can focus on with a strong commitment to
an infrastructure program such as Minister Chester has announced.
regard to the duplication of the bridge, we are still waiting for the State
Government to provide the engineer’s report we asked for back in April.”
is essential we address this immediate problem regardless of what we do either
to the bridge or the highway in the longer term.”
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester has committed $5
million in federal funding to develop the 10 year program of works across three
states that host the Prices Highway.
strategy will prioritise short, medium, and long term projects across the
corridor to help the individual states and Australian Government identify
future funding priorities,” Mr Chester said.
need to work across state borders to develop a corridor plan for the Princes
Highway which is a critical link for regional visitor economies, agriculture,
energy, the timber industry and local traffic.
“In Victoria, sections of the Princes Highway
have been deemed to be the highest risk sections of road in the state.
“I’m keen to work with the New South Wales,
Victorian and South Australian state governments to pull together any existing
planning work and develop a 10 year rolling program of works.”
Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744