The Australian and State Governments have committed $200 million ($160 million from the Australian Government and $40 million from the State Government) for the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project.
The Joy Baluch AM Bridge is an important link in the National Land Transport Network at Port Augusta, providing access across the Spencer Gulf for commuter, commercial and freight vehicles in the northern region of South Australia. It is also a key tourist connection to the Eyre Peninsula, northern South Australia and beyond.
Preliminary planning work has been completed and detailed concept planning work is now underway, which will include extensive consultation.
The duplication of the bridge will improve road safety and efficiency for all users, improve freight productivity and importantly improve the resilience of this critical road link.
It will also address the current bridge speed restrictions and safety for people walking or cycling across the bridge.
The project is currently in the concept planning and consultation phase and further detail will be provided as planning progresses. Site investigation works commenced in late 2018, and will continue into 2019. Project completion is expected in 2022.
Further information on the project is available here.
Businesses are encouraged to register their interest in the project via an applicable works package below. The works packages listed are broad categories only, based on typical project requirements.