Today Treasurer Rob Lucas delivered the 2020/21 State Budget, and CCF SA believes the Treasurer has struck an appropriate balance between a government being fiscally responsible and providing the necessary stimulus to resuscitate the economy during and following the fires and the pandemic, while also providing long term sustainable growth.
This budget makes some in roads into a large road maintenance backlog and upgrading road networks that are very much out of date. This also includes money for the states bridges, many of which are over a hundred years old and in urgent need of repair.
It's also pleasing to see the budget acknowledges the importance of our regions and coastal precincts including jetties and road maintenance.
Small business, VET and tradies also receive additional incentives which will see a positive difference to the industry.
To view the overview of the budget, click here
The South Australian Government has also announced that the hybrid option is the preferred way to deliver the T2D Project, which will see a combination of tunnels, lowered and ground-level motorways, as well as overpasses / underpasses at key intersections to successfully complete the free-flowing transport route.
To see more about the concept design, and to register for updates, click here