The Marshall Liberal Government has today welcomed Infrastructure South Australia’s second Capital Intentions Statement (CIS), which outlines key infrastructure priorities for the State over the next five years.
These key infrastructure projects have been recommended in two categories, projects recommended for investment decision and projects recommended for Business Case development.
Premier Steven Marshall said one project on the recommended for investment list was already committed to if his Government is re-elected at the next election – the Riverbank Arena.
“The Riverbank Arena will be a game-changer for the city, and I’m proud that a re-elected Marshall Government will deliver this key piece of infrastructure for the people of South Australia,” Premier Marshall said.
Other projects on the recommended for investment list include a new SA Pathology Facility and Rostrevor High School, both of which will be further considered by the government.
“This is exactly why we need infrastructure SA – to provide independent expert advice so that we make the right investment decisions on behalf of South Australians,” Premier Marshall said.
“We have already invested heavily in health and education since coming to government with more than $1 billion being spent on upgrading or replacing our major hospitals – ensuring South Australians have better access to healthcare, closer to home.
“This is in addition to $1.3 billion of capital upgrades we are injecting into our schools right across the State.”
The CIS has also outlined 13 priority projects they recommended for Business Case development.
Several of these projects, including the Northern South Australia Productive Water Security Project and Barossa Valley Region New Water Supply Project have recently been allocated funding for further technical investigations and business case development.
The government will continue the detailed business case work required for the other projects on the list.
“My Government is already building the critical economic and social infrastructure South Australians need and expect – this body of work will help us continue that work and create thousands of jobs in the process,” Premier Marshall said.