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Monday, 2 December 2002
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Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 13 February 2002:

(1) Further to the answer provided to question on notice no. 3531(Senate Hansard, 20 August 2001, pp 26019-22), what funding has been allocated to specific projects on each of the roads identified in answers (4)(a) to (d).

(2) (a) What is the nature of each of the above projects; (b) what is the level of funding allocated to each of the above projects; (c) over what period has funding been allocated to each of the above projects; and (d) in what category of funding does each of the above projects appear.

(3) Is the above information relating to specific projects for all roads identified in answers (4)(a) to (d) provided to each state government or state transport department; if so: (a) how often is this information provided to each state; and (b) when is the above information provided to each state.


Senator Ian Macdonald (Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) and (2) The following table sets out the budgeted expense for each project for the years 2002-03 to 2005-06, cost to the Commonwealth of each project, the nature of the projects, and road funding category. The information in the table is based on the updated roads program for the years 2002-03 to 2005-06 provided to the States and Territories following the 2002-03 Commonwealth Budget. The Minister's answer tabled previously in response to question on notice no. 3531 of 20 August 2001 was based on the then current roads program covering the years 2001-02 to 2004-05 as announced in the 2001-02 budget.

The Commonwealth's commitment is to provide funds to meet expenditures by the States up to the approved cost of the project and actual payments may differ from the amounts shown.

PROJECT

COST

02-03

03-04

04-05

05-06

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

NEW SOUTH WALES

National Highway

Sydney Urban

Cumberland Hwy - Widen to 6 lanes

30.10

1.30

Western Sydney Orbital

300.00

60.90

60.90

60.90

60.90

Nth Sydney Study

2.80

2.40

F3 Freeway

F3 - widening

86.00

18.50

43.00

24.00

Hume Highway

Albury upgrade

187.00

4.10

20.00

50.00

70.00

Coolac Bypass

100.00

4.00

Mittagong subsidence

31.00

19.00

Southern Hume Planning Study

0.30

0.10

New England Highway

F3 to Branxton (planning)

24.00

4.00

8.00

Muswellbrook bypass

50.00

0.10

1.50

1.50

20.00

Devil's Pinch realignment

15.50

9.00

6.00

1.60

Belford to Golden Hwy duplication

20.00

0.20

2.00

Duval Creek bridge

7.70

0.50

7.20

Sunnyside

8.50

0.30

3.20

Newell Highway

Moree heavy vehicle bypass

30.00

2.00

15.00

10.80

Coonabarabran bypass

34.00

2.00

7.00

15.00

Trewilga realignment

10.00

0.20

0.80

9.00

Upgrading program

40.00

8.00

10.00

4.80

3.20

HML Bridges - Newell Hwy

13.28

6.75

Bogan to Goobang

33.00

0.50

0.50

3.50

12.20

Package Works - Newell Hwy

Bridge widening

17.75

4.10

5.00

4.40

3.00

Causeway replacement

10.40

2.00

2.10

2.00

2.80

Widening

40.40

5.30

8.00

5.00

6.90

Sturt Highway

Sandigo realignment

3.40

0.30

3.00

HML Bridge upgrading - Paddy's River

0.50

0.50

Asset Preservation

Program Maintenance

100.48

88.48

120.48

104.48

Safety and Urgent Minor Works

20.00

12.12

12.12

12.12

Total National Highway

273.83

293.00

309.40

324.80

Roads of National Importance

Pacific Highway

600.00

43.04

67.48

67.48

61.91

Summerland Way

20.00

4.50

4.00

0.50

Main Rd 92

34.00

2.25

0.40

4.00

10.00

Great Western Hwy

100.00

40.00

13.00

5.00

Princes Hwy - Nth Kiama Bypass

34.00

17.00

17.00

Visy roads

5.00

0.50

0.50

Hume Hwy - Albury internal relief route

40.00

0.50

1.50

6.00

20.00

Alstonville Bypass

40.00

2.00

6.00

4.00

Bucketts Way

12.00

2.00

5.00

5.00

Mudgee - Orange Road

20.00

1.00

2.00

Grafton Airport Road

0.30

0.30

Total RONI

92.79

96.18

110.98

113.91

TOTAL NH & RONI - NSW

366.62

389.18

420.38

438.71

VICTORIA

National Highway

Urban

Western Ring Road Safety Works

12.00

5.00

Hume Highway

Albury/Wodonga

100.00

2.00

10.00

30.00

30.00

Craigieburn link to Western Ring Road

306.00

45.00

50.00

107.60

65.90

Donnybrook Road grade separation

22.00

5.00

Western Highway

Widening - Kiata - Nhill & Kaniva

20.00

1.00

Armstrong - rail underpass (Western)

12.90

6.10

Goulburn Valley Highway

Hume to Nagambie duplication

53.00

0.20

0.20

Murchison East Deviation

94.00

30.00

30.00

Nagambie Bypass study

2.00

0.30

Goulburn Valley Hwy future upgrading

35.00

15.00

Asset Preservation

Program Maintenance

25.13

22.13

30.63

27.63

Safety and Urgent Minor Works

5.73

5.73

5.73

5.73

Total National Highway

120.46

118.06

173.96

149.26

Roads of National Importance

Pakenham Bypass

100.00

4.90

30.10

35.00

Geelong Road

120.00

60.00

Carlsruhe section (Calder Hwy)

25.00

14.00

Albury Relief Route

30.00

0.50

7.50

20.00

1.50

Scoresby Freeway

445.00

68.40

63.30

63.00

50.00

Total RONI

142.90

75.70

113.10

86.50

TOTAL NH & RONI - Vic

263.36

193.76

287.06

235.76

QUEENSLAND

National Highway

Bruce Highway

Yandina - Cooroy duplication

110.00

32.50

26.50

Caboolture Motorway

220.00

Cooroy-Gympie Duplication - Planning

1.00

1.00

Gympie Safety Improvements

3.10

2.50

Burdekin Safety Works

5.00

3.50

0.00

Southern Cairns

13.50

7.00

6.50

Warrego Highway

Gatton Bypass

46.00

15.00

26.60

Toowoomba (Preconstruction)

4.13

6.00

Barkly Highway

Inca Creek Bridge

18.00

1.93

6.01

3.00

Georgina River Bridge

14.50

5.00

5.50

Buckley, Johnson, Nowraine Bridges

30.70

8.50

10.00

Mt Isa - Camooweal Widen and Rehab

13.60

2.67

8.00

3.00

Network

Bris-Sydney Widening and Rehab

30.00

3.00

Bris-Melbourne Widening and Rehab

30.00

3.00

Bris-Cairns Widening and Rehab

30.00

6.00

Bris - Darwin (excluding Barkly) - Widening and Rehab

53.00

3.00

Urban / Ipswich Motorway

Ipswich Motorway Upgrade

200.00

1.00

1.00

24.00

33.00

Urban Link planning (Kessels Rd)

1.00

2.00

Gateway Arterial Planning

2.75

0.75

Asset Preservation

Program Maintenance

54.61

48.61

61.61

54.61

Safety and Urgent Minor Works

10.10

10.10

10.10

10.10

Flood Repairs

Total National Highway

158.69

153.32

111.71

97.71

Roads of National Importance

Pacific Highway

150.00

0.00

0.00

50.61

16.87

Port of Brisbane access road

48.60

12.21

11.49

Douglas Arterial

33.40

9.90

20.00

3.50

Gladstone port access

7.50

5.00

2.50

Peninsula Development Rd

5.00

0.80

1.00

3.20

Chicory Project roads

1.00

0.50

0.50

Total RONI

28.41

35.49

57.31

16.87

TOTAL NH & RONI -Qld

187.10

188.81

169.02

114.58

Note: The 2002-03 funding total for Qld does not include $31.1m for widening of the Caboolture Motorway being provided under the Federation Fund.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

National Highway

Great Eastern Highway

Sawyers Valley to Lakes

34.00

1.00

10.00

21.89

Tammin to Walgoolan Widening and Rehab

45.26

5.70

4.50

8.30

17.90

Northam Bypass

40.00

0.10

Eyre Highway

Widening & Rehab program (Stage 2)

50.00

4.90

Great Northern Highway

Replace single lane bridges (Ord, Bow, Fitzroy, Dunham Rivers)

60.00

13.00

0.10

Lennard St to Muchea

21.20

5.00

4.00

4.50

6.70

Bindoon Hill realignment

7.20

3.50

Miling to Wubin - widen and realignment planning

1.00

0.47

0.50

Network

NH Planning Studies

1.40

0.30

0.30

Rehabilitation Perth-Adelaide/Perth-Darwin

20.00

5.00

Bridge Upgrading

6.70

1.20

Asset Preservation

Program Maintenance (Including reseal program)

23.90

21.90

25.90

23.90

Safety and Urgent Minor Works

4.10

4.10

4.10

4.10

Total National Highway

68.17

45.40

64.69

52.60

Roads of National Importance

Roe Hwy

76.00

10.00

15.00

51.00

0.00

Total RONI

10.00

15.00

51.00

0.00

TOTAL NH & RONI - WA

78.17

60.40

115.69

52.60

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

National Highway

Adelaide Urban

Main North Road - Widen Grove Way to Kings Rd

12.00

3.00

Main North Road - Widen Kings Rd to Montague Rd

20.30

6.00

8.50

Portrush Rd - Magill to Greenhill Rd

42.00

8.35

8.00

Gepps Cross - Grade separation

40.00

5.00

Salisbury Hwy - Virginia access controls

6.20

1.50

1.40

1.50

NH Northern Adelaide - Planning

2.50

1.00

Dukes Highway

Shoulder sealing

8.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

Sturt Highway

Truro Hills realignment

15.00

0.50

6.90

6.00

Riverland Passing Lanes

18.00

2.00

2.00

6.00

8.00

Adelaide to Port Augusta

Shoulder sealing

5.00

2.00

1.00

Passing lanes

16.00

3.00

3.00

Eyre Highway

Penong to Ceduna Widen and Rehab

6.50

3.20

3.30

Asset Preservation

Program Maintenance

19.40

19.40

19.40

19.40

Safety and Urgent Minor Works

4.47

4.47

4.47

4.47

Total National Highway

46.92

45.07

49.27

51.37

Roads of National Importance

Port River Expressway

26.67

6.00

7.50

10.00

Total RONI

6.00

7.50

10.00

0.00

TOTAL NH & RONI - SA

52.92

52.57

59.27

51.37

TASMANIA

National Highway

Midland Highway

Bridgewater Bridge replacement

100.00

1.60

5.00

15.00

15.00

Midland Highway - Powranna crossing

4.00

0.30

Bass-Midland

Junction upgrading

5.00

0.70

0.70

Bass Highway

Port Sorrel Rd to Devonport duplication

16.00

11.00

NH Planning Projects

1.00

0.20

0.20

Bridge upgrading

4.30

0.50

Asset Preservation

Program Maintenance

5.71

5.71

5.71

5.71

Safety and Urgent Minor Works

0.87

0.87

0.87

0.87

Total National Highway

20.88

12.48

21.58

21.58

Roads of National Importance

Arthur Highway

3.60

2.50

1.10

Lilydale - Scottsdale Road

10.00

0.00

5.00

5.00

Total RONI

2.50

1.10

5.00

5.00

TOTAL NH & RONI - Tas

23.38

13.58

26.58

26.58

NORTHERN TERRITORY

National Highway

Stuart Highway

Bridges - Hugh, Finke, Palmer & Manton Rivers

17.30

6.00

5.30

Noonamah to Cox Peninsula Rd

3.50

3.50

Victoria Highway

Widening and Rehabilitation NT

16.90

4.00

1.00

Bridge Upgrading (HML)

1.90

0.50

1.00

2.00

Asset Preservation

Program Maintenance

15.15

15.15

15.15

15.15

Safety and Urgent Minor Works

2.57

2.57

2.57

2.57

Total National Highway

28.22

28.52

19.72

17.72

TOTAL NH & RONI - NT

28.22

28.52

19.72

17.72

ACT

National Highway

Barton Highway

Duplication

18.00

4.00

Asset Preservation

Program Maintenance

0.60

0.60

0.60

0.60

Total National Highway

4.60

0.60

0.60

0.60

Roads of National Importance

Queanbeyan Bypass

2.00

2.00

Total RONI

0.00

0.00

2.00

0.00

TOTAL NH & RONI - ACT

4.60

0.60

2.60

0.60

(3) Yes. (a) and (b) The States and Territories are advised of their works program for the new budget year and the following three years shortly after the Commonwealth Budget is brought down. Variations to each State's works program are addressed on a case by case basis in consultation with the relevant State road authority.