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Addressing the State of Our Regional Roads

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN), in consultation with its 11 Council partners, the South Australian Freight Council and the private sector have prepared a detailed submission in response to the State Government’s draft South Australian Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan.

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN), in consultation with its 11 Council partners, the South Australian Freight Council and the private sector have prepared a detailed submission in response to the State Government’s draft South Australian Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan.

“We are very supportive of the intent of the Plan being progressive and future-focussed. A safe, efficient and effective transport plan incorporating multiple uses and user needs is essential to help improve South Australia’s competitiveness and address current and future social and economic demands”, CEO Kelly-Anne Saffin said.

RDAYMN’s submission highlights the need for more significant investment in regional transport infrastructure, including ‘last mile’ issues that impact upon our primary production and transport sectors, including moving products from the farm gate and quarries through to our region’s five active shipping ports. 

A list of over 30 specific projects has been submitted and recommended for inclusion in the Yorke and Mid North Solutions and Actions section of the Plan.  These projects relate to freight, tourism, safety, medical and local issues.

The list of projects includes:

  • Bute to Kulpara Road, already identified as one of SA’s riskiest roads by the RAA;
  • Federation Corner intersection upgrade (corner of Yorke and Copper Coast Highways);
  • Barrier Highway – Passing Lanes (Burra to Tarlee) and Junction of Barrier Highway with Horrocks Highway;
  • Fast-tracking the development of the proposed ‘detailed Regional Road Management Plans, Regional Road Management Plans and Network Operating Plans’ to ensure safety issues are addressed, bringing our regional roads up to standard;
  • Township by-passes.

“Our role in regional development requires extensive travel therefore we experience first-hand the state of our regional road infrastructure. RDAYMN acknowledges the challenges the Plan identifies and the many competing priorities, however we are confident the Plan will be a sound foundation to ‘rebuilding’ our regional road infrastructure.”

To view the full copy of our submission please visit:  www.yorkeandmidnorth.com.au/resources/publications (under ‘Economic Development’)

Media Contact:

Kelly-Anne Saffin, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 1300 742 414 or
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