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Torrens and Darlington Corridor makes strong progress

One of Australia’s largest infrastructure and transport projects has continued to make progress this past year

The federal government has announced that plenty of progress has been made on a crucial freight corridor between Torrens and Darlington. 

More than 700 boreholes over 18 kilometres of road have been drilled while more than five kilometres of utility services relocation has been complete. 

“The federal government is committed to building safer, more efficient roads networks by investing in major infrastructure projects like the Torrens to Darlington corridor,” federal transport and infrastructure minister Catherine King says. 

“That’s why in the final quarter of 2023, the Australian Government confirmed the remaining $2.7 billion funding commitment for our contribution of 50 per cent of the project’s $15.4 billion budget.” 

More than three kilometres of resurfacing works have also taken place on South Road. The federal government says these works are expected to be completed later this month. 

Interim noise walls across 850 metres of road on York Avenue, Clovelly Park has been installed, with the remaining walls expected to be constructed later this year. The federal government says more noise walls in other areas of Adelaide will also be installed soon. 

Main construction works procurement started in January 2023, with a substation in Tonsley East substation the first piece of infrastructure to be constructed. The SA Power-owned substation is expected to be opened early this year. 

Other upgrades include better pedestrian accessibility at Black Forest Primary School while relocation works for the Warriappendi School and Torrensville Bowling Club will also begin this year. 

The project has also opened a new dedicated information centre in Hilton, which has a range of interactive tools to help people understand the project. It can also host large information sessions and one-on-one meetings for interested stakeholders. 

The Torrens to Darlington project is the largest and most complex infrastructure project in South Australia’s history,” SA infrastructure and transport minister Tom Koutsantonis says. 

“This has been massive year for the project, bringing us closer to the start of main construction works.”

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