The SA Opposition has a plan to reroute the state’s freight system, bypassing traditional corridors such as the South Easter Freeway and trains through the steep Adelaide Hills.
Leader Stephen Marshall revealed the plan on the weekend, which would see freight moved from Pt Adelaide through a northern city bypass to an export park in Monarto that would include a dedicated 24 hour airport.
Mr Marshall says Federal Government funding and private sector investment would make the idea a reality, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan saying it’s a pipe dream and an idea that’s already proven to be economically unviable.
"Any economic credibility Steven Marshall had before today has collapsed with his disastrous venture into infrastructure investment."
"Today’s announcement by the Liberals would have no net economic benefit to South Australia. It would be a drag on the State’s economy and it is pork-barrelling at its worst."
"The Liberals are terrified of Nick Xenophon in the hills – so they are giving up on projects identified as a priority by Infrastructure Australia including South Road upgrades, the Strzelecki Track, the Eyre Peninsula Freight Capacity Project, rail electrification and expanding our tram network to the suburbs."