Recent budget will mean more construction opportunities and jobs.
A greater workforce in construction will be needed.
2018-19 Australian federal budget
An allocation of 24 billion for infrastructure will see more than 75 billion invested in infrastructure projects over the next decade.
A major focus on rail and road infrastructure is within this year’s budget including national initiatives including;
- $3.5 billion on roads of strategic importance
- 1.5 billion for Northern Australia
- $400 million for Tasmanian Roads
- $100 million for the NSW and ACT Barton Highway Corridor
- $1.5 billion future national priorities
- $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund
- $250 million for Major Project Business Case Fund.
Victoria was allocated $7.8 billion;
- $5 billion for the Melbourne airport rail
- $175 million for the North East Link
- $475 million for Monash Rail.
New infrastructure investment $24 billion;
Queensland allocated $5.2 billion including;
- $3.3 billion Bruce Highway extension
- $1 billion for the M1 expansion
- $390 million for Brisbane Metro
WA allocated $2.8 billion
- $1.05 billion Metro net Rail
- $944 million Perth’s congestion package
- $560 million for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road
South Australia $1.8 billion
- $1.2 billion North-South Corridor
- $220 million Gawler Rail Line electrification.
NSW $1.25 billion
- $971 million Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour Bypass
- $400 million Port Botany Rail Duplication.
Tasmania $921 million
- $461 million replacing the Bridgewater Bridge
- $400 million Tasmanian road package.
NT $259.6 million
- $180 million Central Arnhem Road upgrade
- $100 million Buntine Highway upgrade.