Hunter infrastructure priorities on national agenda

Duplication of the Tourle Street Bridge, Scone Rail Level Crossing, Singleton Gowrie Gates Underpass all identified by RDA Hunter as key infrastructure priorities for the region, have been included in Infrastructure Australia’s National Infrastructure Plan launched today.

FIRST TIME FOR HUNTER INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES ON THE NATIONAL AGENDA

Infrastructure Australia’s Priority List includes Hunter projects.

“RDA Hunter has been working with stakeholders and all levels of government for more than three years to have the Hunter’s infrastructure priorities recognised by state and federal governments,” said RDA Hunter CEO Todd Williams.

“For some time, RDA Hunter has identified the need for the duplication of Tourle Street Bridge and Cormorant Road; recognising it as a project of national significance which connects Newcastle Port and Airport to the national highway system as part of a broader regional infrastructure agenda.

“One of RDA Hunter’s roles is to identify and develop the business case for the region’s infrastructure needs and articulate priorities in the state and national contexts. These are very important projects for the Hunter’s and nation’s productivity. Having them included as part of the National Infrastructure Plan as priorities to COAG confirm their importance as drivers of economic sustainability for the region,” continued Mr Williams.

The Plan provides governments and the community with a clear set of actions to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the growth of Asian economies over the next half century and sets the direction for Australia’s infrastructure sector.

Click here to view a copy of the National Infrastructure Plan

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For more information contact Todd Williams, CEO RDA Hunter on 0418 115 577.