Pushing for change: Let’s keep SA moving

With the federal election fast approaching, South Australia will soon have a big choice to make about the future leadership of our country.   To help keep South Australians moving safely, affordably and sustainably, we’re lobbying for the critical infrastructure improvements across our state that are most important to you.  

1. Complete the North-South Corridor

RAA members see the completion of a non-stop North-South Corridor as the most important federal road infrastructure project in South Australia, according to a recent RAA survey. It’s easy to see why, with some areas of South Rd between Noarlunga and Gawler flooded with an average of 50,000 motorists every day.   While the Darlington and Northern Connector projects will reduce congestion once they’re completed this year, two remaining sections – between Darlington and Anzac Hwy and the River Torrens and Anzac Hwy – are yet to be funded. Congestion isn’t RAA’s only concern, with 385 casualty crashes occurring along the 10.5km stretch of road between the River Torrens and Quinlan Ave between 2013 and 2017.

RAA wants the North-South Corridor completed.

The next federal government must:
Fund the completion of Adelaide’s 78km North-South Corridor to reduce congestion, improve travel times and increase safety. Both major parties have committed to fund the completion of the North-South Corridor. Click here to find out what Labor and the Liberals have to say on the issue. Update: In April, the federal government announced it’ll commit $1.5 billion to complete the North-South Corridor project, which will create a non-stop 78km route between Gawler and Old Noarlunga.  

2. Duplication of Augusta Hwy

Augusta Hwy is South Australia’s busiest regional highway. It’s also one of the most dangerous, with 199 injuries and 19 fatalities recorded in the past 5 years. More than 4000 vehicles – including long freight and cars – travel along Augusta Hwy between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta each day.   With Whyalla’s population expected to quadruple in coming years, the duplication of Augusta Hwy is critical to address safety concerns and provide significant economic benefit to the state through safer and more efficient freight operations.

RAA wants the Augusta Hwy duplicated.

The next federal government must:
Duplicate Augusta Hwy to allow safer operation of freight, tourist and regional traffic, and to prepare for future autonomous vehicles – an operation that will require 2 lanes in each direction.