Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed this week’s release of Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) 2020 update to its Infrastructure Priority List, which reaffirms the Government’s delivery of the infrastructure Australia needs and deserves.

Mr Pasin said the list gives Governments independent, expert input on where they should be directing infrastructure spending.

“The 2020 Infrastructure Priority List delivers the largest list of projects to date – including 147 nationally significant proposals across a range of sectors including transport, energy, water, communications, housing and education and about $58 billion worth of projects,” Mr Pasin said.

“This year’s list provides a new snapshot to guide infrastructure investment across the nation over the next 15 years.

“The list focuses on delivering regional and urban projects to support a growing population, to meet the national freight challenge and get Australians home to their loved ones sooner and safer.

“Strategic advice and expert planning is critical to help guide the Liberal and Nationals Government’s 10-year, $100 billion infrastructure plan which is already boosting the economy and helping Australians reach their destinations more quickly and safely.

Mr Pasin said he was pleased to see that Truro Bypass remained as a priority initiative by Infrastructure Australia as a near term timeframe.

“The Truro bypass is a priority infrastructure project for me in Barker and I’ll be fighting for the State Government to get the ball rolling on it,” Mr Pasin said.

“A Truro Bypass would result will be better access to the South Australian and New South Wales freight networks, boosting the competitiveness of South Australia’s agricultural sectors.”

“It would also get heavy vehicles out of the main street, increasing safety for local residents and visitors. “This is the kind of project our Government wants to invest in. I need to State Government to get the ball rolling before we can contribute funding,” Mr Pasin said.