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The full list of infrastructure projects cut by the Albanese government

Axe falls on federally funded infrastructure projects

Some 50 infrastructure projects have been cut by the Albanese government, with Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales hit the hardest.

The projects were announced by the former Liberal government and included in a $120 billion infrastructure pipeline, but were subject to review when the Albanese government came to power in 2022.

Minister for Infrastructure Catherine King said many of the projects lacked proper planning and didn’t have informed costings.

“These decisions do ensure that the investment pipeline from the Commonwealth remains affordable, delivers better outcomes for the Australian people in the long term and are aligned with government priorities,” she said.

“There are 50 projects that have been cancelled as part of this process.”

Eighty-two projects were recommended to be cut by the independent review, but not all immediately lost funding.

The Northern Territory was the only state or territory to escape outright cuts to projects, although the government is reviewing or only partially funding further projects around the country.

Five commuter carparks, funded in marginal Liberal-held seats under the controversial scheme by the former government, will not be completed.

Car park rorts government funding

Former member for Aston Alan Tudge and Member for Deakin Michael Sukkar announcing funding for a commuter carpark. Photo: AAP

Dissent in the states

Comments from King about the cooperation of the states struck the wrong chord with Cameron Dick, the Queensland Labor Party’s minister for infrastructure, who didn’t hold back.

Melbourne’s long-delayed airport rail received funding despite the independent review recommending it be cut, but an ongoing disagreements with Melbourne Airport over whether the station will be underground or overground threatens an even longer wait.

New South Wales lost 17 projects, Victoria 12, Queensland nine, South Australia and Western Australia five each, and Tasmania and the ACT one apiece.

NSW:

  • Blaxland Road/Balaclava Road Intersection Improvements
  • Bruxner Highway – Wollongbar to Goonellabah
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrade – T1 North Shore, Northern and Western Line – Kingswood
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrade – T1 North Shore, Northern and Western Line – St Marys
  • Commuter Car Park Upgrade – Woy Woy
  • Great Western Highway Upgrade – Katoomba to Lithgow – Construction of East and West Sections
  • Gwydir Highway Improvements – Planning
  • M7-M12 Interchange
  • Mulgoa Road Stage 2 – Glenmore Parkway to Jeanette Street, Stage 5A Blaikie Road to Jamison Road and Stage 5B Jamison Road to Union Road
  • Northern NSW Inland Port – Narrabri
  • Oxley Highway Stage 2 – Planning
  • Remembrance Driveway Corridor Upgrade – Camden Council
  • Southern Connector Road, Jindabyne
  • Sydney to Newcastle – Tuggerah – Wyong faster rail upgrade
  • Toowoomba to Seymour – New South Wales – Moree Intermodal Overpass
  • Werrington Arterial Stage 2 – Planning
  • Western City Road Transport Network Development – Planning

ACT:

  • Inner Canberra Corridor Planning Package

Victoria:

  • Business Case for Melbourne Inland Rail Intermodal Terminal
  • Calder Freeway – Gap Road to the M80 Ring Road
  • Camberwell Road / Monteath Avenue / Redfern Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Frankston to Baxter Rail Upgrade
  • Geelong Fast Rail
  • Goulburn Valley Highway – Shepparton Bypass Stage 1
  • Improving connectivity to Port of Melbourne – Business Case
  • McKoy Street – Hume Freeway Intersection Upgrade
  • Mornington Peninsula Freeway Upgrade
  • Rutherglen Heavy Vehicle Alternative Route
  • Victorian Faster Rail Corridor Investigations
  • Western Freeway Upgrade – M80 Ring Road to Ferris Road

Tasmania:

  • Old Surrey Road/Massy-Greene Drive Upgrade

South Australia:

  • Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade
  • Main South Road Productivity Package
  • Old Belair Road upgrade, Mitcham
  • Onkaparinga Valley Road – Tiers Road – Nairne Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Truro Bypass

Western Australia:

  • Future Road and Rail Connections for Perth
  • Great Southern Secondary Freight Network
  • Marble Bar Road Upgrade
  • Moorine Rock to Mt Holland Road Upgrades
  • Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation – Stages 1 and 2

Queensland:

  • Beenleigh Station commuter car park, Beenleigh
  • Emu Swamp Dam Supporting Infrastructure, Stanthorpe
  • High Road and Easterly Street, Waterford Upgrade
  • Kenmore Roundabout Upgrade
  • Loganlea Station commuter car park, Loganlea
  • Mooloolah River Interchange Upgrade (Packages 1 and 2)
  • New England Highway upgrade, Cabarlah
  • Nicklin Way-Third Avenue Connection, Caloundra
  • Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade – Dingo Park Road Intersection Upgrade
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