Roads Australia (RA), the peak body for roads within an integrated transport system, says the Infrastructure Priority List (IPL) released today by Infrastructure Australia (IA) confirms the central role of enhanced transport infrastructure in promoting post-COVID economic recovery and welcomes its clear focus on enhancing connectivity within Australia’s integrated transport networks.
The McGowan Government’s transport construction contract reforms – coupled with the fast-tracking of $140 million in road and maritime projects – will not only help small to mid-sized contractors survive the COVID crisis, but is also an investment in the industry’s long-term future.
Roads Australia is backing calls for Queensland road users to slowdown and stick to the rules in the face of a spike in fatalities.
COVID-19 is expected to cause only minor delays to the delivery of Australia’s current transport infrastructure projects – but the question of who pays for those delays is still very much up in the air.
Following the Premier’s announcement on how stage 4 restrictions affect businesses and workplaces, Roads Australia and the construction industry will continue to work closely with the Victorian Government to ensure essential transport infrastructure is delivered safely.