Today’s Federal Budget update has confirmed the Australian Government’s $1 million commitment to a strategic traffic study for Hahndorf.
Liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer said the Hahndorf traffic study was an essential step towards getting traffic in and out of the town.
“Traffic congestion has been a major issue in Hahndorf for years,” Ms Downer said. “We need an upgrade to the freeway interchange to alleviate this congestion, especially by diverting freight traffic of the town’s main street.
“In October I hosted Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge on a visit to the area so he could see the congestion first hand and meet with the local council and Regional Development Australia (RDA) board.
“It’s great to see the Government committing to this study as a result.”
Ms Downer said funding for the Hahndorf study was being delivered as part of the Liberal Government’s record investment in land transport infrastructure across the country.
She said the record investment is creating thousands of jobs, driving increased productivity, supporting a growing population, and further strengthening the national economy.
“Our record investment in infrastructure includes $5.28 billion for South Australia since 2013 of which $1.8 billion was committed as new funding in the 2018-19 Budget in May this year,” Ms Downer said.
“This funding is making sure that local priorities like the Hahndorf study are delivered, as well as major projects such as developing the North-South Corridor, electrifying the Gawler Rail Line, upgrading the Oaklands Crossing, building the Flinders Link Rail project, constructing the Port Wakefield Overpass and duplicating the Joy Baluch Bridge.
“These investments would not be possible without our strong economic management which is delivering and guaranteeing the essential services, like new transport infrastructure, which Australians rely on.”