SA short-changed in infrastructure spend-up

SA short-changed in infrastructure spend-up

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie says South Australia has been short-changed in the national infrastructure spending spree in the Federal Budget.

In the $70 billion in infrastructure commitments referred to by the Federal Government over the next decade, the State was only allocated $3.1 billion – and all of it was for existing projects, including $1.6 billion for the north/south corridor.

“South Australia is being short changed in the national infrastructure building plan,” Ms Sharkie said.

“The result is that our State will fall behind the rest of the country. 

In the Federal Budget the Nick Xenophon Team negotiated over $500 million in funding for key projects in advanced manufacturing, apprenticeships, roads, solar thermal plant for Port Augusta, cancer treatment, Defence abuse victims, nuclear test veterans and community radio.

Over $250 million will directly benefit South Australians.