May 8, 2017 - Tonight’s Federal Budget has a welcome focus on transport infrastructure spending.
“The Budget reaffirms the Government’s commitment to the funding of significant infrastructure projects that will have a meaningful impact on people’s lives,” says Roads Australia Chief Executive, Ian Webb.
“From Perth to Sydney, Adelaide to Darwin, everyone is a winner in this Budget.
“The fact that we now have a $75 billion pipeline stretching over the next decade demonstrates foresight and a commitment to the sort of long-term investment we need in Australia.
“The rail and road projects being funded are sorely needed, nation-building projects that will provide long-term community benefit, kick-off growth and encourage further investment from the private sector, and attract more tourism to our cities.
“We congratulate the Federal Government on its prudent investment in long-term projects that will improve public transport, ease congestion and make our roads safer.”