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Strategic Infrastructure Plan for SA 2004/5 - 2014/15

The Strategic Infrastructure Plan for SA has guided and coordinated the states approach to infrastructure provision since 2005. It provides an overarching state framework for the planning and delivery of infrastructure by all government and private sector infrastructure providers. Strategic priorities for the period between 2005-06 and 2014-15 are identified for 14 infrastructure sectors.

Since the Plan was first released in 2005 South Australia has experienced strong economic growth, supported by significant progress in improving the states infrastructure. Public and private investment in infrastructure is at record highs and more than 80 per cent of the priority projects in the 2005 Plan have been completed or are underway.

The historically high levels of infrastructure construction activity currently being recorded in this state are the result of a significant rise in capital spending by this government and a short term major funding boost from the Australian Government in response to the global financial crisis. This is providing a strong base for private sector growth as the global economic recovery gathers pace.

South Australia, like the rest of Australia, faces many new challenges including significant urban population growth and population ageing, an expanding and diversifying economy, a changing climate and increasing pressure on our water resources.

Sound, well coordinated planning is critical to position the state to address these challenges, and to ensure investment in infrastructure is of lasting benefit to current and future generations of South Australians.

Current Strategic Infrastructure Plan and Regional Overview

The Strategic Infrastructure Plan for South Australia including, 'Regional Overview' can be downloaded in two sections: the State [1385kb] section containing chapters listed below (except the 'Regional Overview') and a stand alone Regional Overview [1162kb].

Download sections of the plan from the menu below.


Foreword [48kb]
Overview [119kb]
Context for the planning period 2005/6 - 2014/15 [60kb]
Delivering the Plan [68kb]

State Challenges and Opportunities 

Transport [70kb]
Land [60kb]
Information and Communications Technology [59kb]
Education and Training [73kb]
Science, Technology and Innovation [55kb]
Justice and Emergency Services [56kb]
Recreation and Sport [50kb]
Arts, Culture and Heritage [50kb]
Health [65kb]
Community Services and Housing [59kb]
Energy [75kb]
Water [68kb]
Natural Assets [55kb]
Waste Management [51kb]

Regional Overview 

Foreword and Introduction [1,127kb]
Eyre Peninsula [181kb]
Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback [234kb]
Murray and Mallee [232kb]
Mid North and Yorke Peninsula [213kb]
Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Northern Adelaide Plains, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island [245kb]
South East/Limestone Coast [172kb]
Metropolitan Adelaide [346kb]
Aboriginal Lands [116kb]

Bibliography [46kb]


South Australia's Strategic Plan Summary of Targets [88kb]