2022-23 Federal Budget: $3.3bn funding for NSW infrastructure projects

Monica Gameng   |   March 31, 2022
Sydney (cr: Pixabay - horstmueller_HH)

Through the 2022-23 Federal Budget, the Australian Government is committing $3.3 billion towards New South Wales’ infrastructure pipeline. 

The Government is committed to delivering projects that will not only create much-needed jobs across the nation and drive economic growth but will also keep commuters and freight safe and moving. 

This new funding injection is part of the $17.9 billion being invested on new and existing infrastructure projects across Australia, taking the national rolling 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline to a record $120 billion. 

“Continuing to provide record future funding for road and rail projects is a key part of our economic plan for the long term to keep our economy strong. 

“By investing in these projects we are delivering the infrastructure that the Australian economy needs to grow, to get Australians home sooner and safer, and generate thousands of jobs and new opportunities for small businesses right across the State. 

“Australia’s future success relies on a strong economy. Our strong economic recovery is being driven by our record funding for major road projects right across the country,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. 

Key new projects in New South Wales, funded through the 2022-23 Budget, include: 

  • $1 billion for the Sydney to Newcastle – (Tuggerah to Wyong) faster rail upgrade 
  • $336 million for the Pacific Highway – Wyong Town Centre 
  • $264 million for the Newell Highway Upgrade – Heavy Duty Pavement Upgrades – North Moree 
  • $232.5 million for Mulgoa Road Stage 2 – Glenmore Parkway to Jeanette Street, Stage 5A Blaikie Road to Jamison Road and Stage 5B Jamison Road to Union Road 
  • $100 million for the Southern Connector Road, Jindabyne 
  • $95.6 million for the Picton Bypass and Picton Road – Planning 
  • $77.5 million for a business case for Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line 

In addition, the significant investment includes additional funding for existing projects such as: 

  • $352 million for the Milton Ulladulla Bypass 
  • $300 million for the Grade Separating Road Interfaces 
  • $65 million for the M5 Motorway – Moorebank Avenue – Hume Highway Intersection Upgrade 

Since 2013, the Australian Government has invested a total of $48.5 billion across 240 road and rail infrastructure projects in New South Wales, 106 of which have been completed.

Approximately 57,000 jobs are set to be supported through Federal Government-funded transport infrastructure projects that are currently under construction across the State.

“The $1 billion commitment in this budget to boosting rail capacity between Tuggerah and Wyong, through the quadruplication of track on this corridor, will contribute towards faster, more frequent and more reliable services between Sydney and Newcastle – currently the busiest regional passenger rail corridor in Australia. 

“We also remain focussed on delivering infrastructure that supports the fast growing Western Sydney region, with this Budget including $77.5 million for a business case for Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro – WSA line from Bradfield to Glenfield, via Leppington, which will connect the new $5.3 billion Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport when it opens,” Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher said. 

Below is the list of new and existing projects that will receive funding through the $3.3 billion investment for New South Wales. 

New Projects

Project Name Total Australian Government Contribution Regional Status Location
Sydney to Newcastle - Tuggerah - Wyong faster rail upgrade $1 billion Urban Central Coast
Pacific Highway - Wyong Town Centre $336 million Regional Central Coast
Newell Highway Upgrade - Heavy Duty Pavement Upgrades - North Moree $264 million Regional North Moree
Mulgoa Road Stage 2 - Glenmore Parkway to Jeanette Street, Stage 5A Blaikie Road to Jamison Road and Stage 5B Jamison Road to Union Road $232.5 million Urban Regentville, Jamisontown, Penrith
Southern Connector Road, Jindabyne $100 million Regional Jindabyne
Picton Bypass and Picton Road - Planning $95.6 million Regional Wilton
Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Stage 2 - Business Case $77.5 million Urban Bradfield to Glenfield
Wakehurst Parkway $75 million Urban Frenchs Forest
Central Coast Highway Upgrade - Tumbi Road Intersection Upgrade $51.2 million Regional Wamberal
Richmond Road Stage 1 - Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road, Marsden Park $25 million Urban Marsden Park
Heathcote Road, The Avenue to Princes Highway - Planning $17.5 million Urban Heathcote
Hawkesbury-Nepean Flood Evacuation Road Resilience - Planning $16.5 million Urban Blacktown City Council, Hawkesbury City Council, Penrith City Council
Sheahan Bridge Upgrade - Planning $16 million Regional Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council
Western City Road Transport Network Development - Planning $15 million Urban Bradfield
Richmond Road Corridor Upgrade - Planning $12.5 million Urban Marsden Park
John Renshaw Drive $12 million Regional Beresfield and Black Hill
Gwydir Highway Improvements - Planning $8 million Regional Inverell
New England Highway duplication between Muswellbrook and Singleton - Planning $8 million Regional Muswellbrook to Singleton
Pacific Highway - Italia Road Intersection Upgrade - Planning $7.2 million Regional Balickera, Ferodale (Port Stephens)
James Ruse Drive and Hassall Street Grade Separation - Planning $4 million Urban Rosehill
Werrington Arterial Stage 2 - Planning $3 million Urban Penrith to St Marys
Western Sydney Freight Line Intermodal Terminal Strategic Business Case $5 million Urban Yennora, Smithfield and Wetherhill Park

 

Additional Funding for Existing Projects

Project Name Total Australian Government Contribution Additional funding at 2022-23 Budget Regional Status Location
Milton Ulladulla Bypass $752 million $352 million Regional Shoalhaven City Council
Grade separating road interfaces $450 million $300 million Regional Regional NSW
M5 Motorway - Moorebank Avenue - Hume Highway Intersection Upgrade $152.5 million $65 million Urban Liverpool City Council
Tenterfield to Newcastle - Future Priorities $74 million $30 million Regional Northern NSW
Commuter Car Park Upgrade - T1 North Shore, Northern and Western Line - Kingswood $32 million $12 million Urban Kingswood
Pooncarie Road to Menindee $27.1 million $14.6 million Regional Pooncarie Road to Macquarie River
Toowoomba to Seymour - New South Wales - Future Priorities $24.9 million $20 million Regional Seymour VIC to Toowoomba QLD
Commuter Car Park Upgrade - Woy Woy $13.2 million $8.2 million Urban Woy Woy
Commuter Car Park Upgrade - Panania $8.3 million $800,000 Urban Panania
Blaxland Road/Balaclava Road Intersection Improvements $6.7 million $2.2 million Urban Eastwood

 

Source: Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development; Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts 

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