Labor’s $500 Million Commitment To Adelaide Jobs And Infrastructure

A Shorten Labor Government will create 2000 jobs in Adelaide by investing in the AdeLINK project.

Labor will invest $500 million to kick start this project, giving the South Australian economy and local workforce a much-needed boost.

AdeLINK will create local jobs today and give an opportunity for South Australians to develop skills to do the jobs of the future

Critically, Labor’s support for this project will reenergise the local workforce and create 2000 jobs over the construction life of the entire project.

Developing public transport infrastructure is critical to plans to ease congestion and reduce pressure on inner city roads in Adelaide.

Adelaide needs a public transport system which supports the future of Adelaide.

According to Infrastructure Australia, without additional funding for transport in Adelaide, the cost of delays in urban transport will quadruple from $1 billion in 2011 to $4 billion by 2031.

The State Government is currently preparing a detailed business case for the construction of the AdeLINK tram network.

The business case will include planning, design, and identification of the precise tram routes and stops, as well as environmental and land value capture benefits.

AdeLINK is already on the Infrastructure Australia Priority List as a priority initiative in the next five years.

Labor has a strong commitment to the local steel industry, and local steel jobs.

Labor’s contribution to the AdeLINK project will be consistent with our Plan for Australian Metals Manufacturing and Jobs, which requires all federally-funded projects to use steel that meets Australian standards and certification requirements.

This $500 million announcement, together with additional funding from the South Australian Government and local councils, will provide significant opportunities to leverage private sector involvement.

The $10 billion Infrastructure Finance Facility announced by Bill Shorten in October last year will also be able to allocate additional concessional finance.

Unlike the Coalition, Labor will not cut other projects in South Australia to fund projects.

The Coalition’s recent Tonsley line announcement was funded by cutting an Infrastructure Australia approved grade separation project at Torrens Junction.

The Liberals have added no jobs and done nothing to address the 20% fall in public sector infrastructure work that has occurred under their watch. 

Labor is committed to creating jobs in South Australia and growing the South Australian economy.

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