Project

North South Corridor

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
North South Corridor

The North-South Corridor will provide a dedicated non-stop thoroughfare for north and south bound traffic (including freight) running between Gawler and Old Noarlunga and passing through the Adelaide CBD, a distance of 78 kilometres (with 44 kilometres of motorway already complete). 

Sections that have already been contracted and were funded through a deal between the SA and Federal Governments include: 

  • Southern Expressway ($407 million)
  • Darlington Upgrade ($620 million)
  • Torrens Road to River Torrens ($896 million)
  • Regency Road to Pym Street ($354 million)
  • South Road Superway ($842 million)
  • Northern Connector ($867 million), and
  • Northern Expressway ($564 million).

The Torrens to Darlington (T2D) section is yet to be procured. Estimated at $8.9 billion, this section is to be delivered in two stages: 

  • Stage One: ANZAC Highway to Darlington, and
  • Stage Two: River Torrens to ANZAC Highway.
     

Key Dates

2010 Construction Commencement
2030 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
SA Government
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
South Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Media releases
23/12/2015
30/04/2015
Major Contract

North South Corridor - River Torrens to ANZAC Highway

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
North South Corridor - River Torrens to ANZAC Highway

The 10.5-kilometre Torrens to Darlington (T2D) project is the final section of North-South Corridor. The section will allow motorists to bypass 21 sets of traffic lights when travelling between the River Torrens and Darlington. 

Also referred to as Airport Link and Northern Tunnel, Stage Two includes approximately 4.5 kilometres of motorway connecting River Torrens and ANZAC Highway. About 2.3 kilometres of Stage Two is to be constructed in tunnels.

Planning, early works, procurement and approvals processes for Stage One and Two will run concurrently. 

Key Dates

Apr 2019 Project Announced
2026 Expected Construction Commencement
2030 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
SA Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Infrastructure and Transport
Related contracts:
Master Advisory Services contract
Successful Tenderer - A Joint Venture of Aurecon and Mott MacDonald

Reference design
Successful Tenderer - A Joint Venture of GHD, WGA and WSP

Tunneling investigation
Successful Tenderer - PwC, SMEC, WSP and Tunnelling Solutions

PROJECT HISTORY

Apr 2019 The Federal and South Australian Governments jointly committed $5.4 billion for the Torrens to Darlington section of the North-South Corridor.
Dec 2019 After reviewing the initial business case, and on advice from Infrastructure SA, the SA Government announced it will establish a Program Management Office within the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in early 2020.
Nov 2020 The 2020-21 SA Budget allocated $30.5 million over FY2020-21 to finalise the business case for Torrens to Darlington section.
Nov 2020 The South Australian Government commenced market sounding process for the Torrens to Darlington section. Registration of Interest were called from 17 November to 25 November, with interviews with selected participants, as well as written feedback submission concluding on 18 December 2020.
Nov 2020 The South Australian Government announced the commencement of reference design phase.
Nov 2020 Following the selection of preferred option, new geotechnical testing commenced.
Nov 2020 A 'hybrid+' option was selected as the preferred design option for Torrens to Darlington. The specific details of the hybrid+ option design, operation and connectivity are to be presented as investigation works and the reference design process are progressed.
Jan 2021 The South Australian Government called for Registrations of Interest to participate in the market sounding process for transaction advisory services for both stages of the Torrens to Darlington section of the North-South Corridor.
Feb 2021 A Joint Venture of Aurecon and Mott MacDonald was awarded the Master Advisory Services contract for the Project.
Feb 2021 The South Australian Government issued the Request for Tenders for Phase Two Geotechnical Investigation Studies for the North-South Corridor – Torrens to Darlington, with tenders closing on 16 March 2021.
Mar 2021 A Request for Tender (RFT) for the provision of Transaction Advisory Services was released. The RFT closes on 13 April 2021.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
South Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Major Contract

North South Corridor - ANZAC Highway to Darlington

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
North South Corridor - ANZAC Highway to Darlington

The 10.5-kilometre Torrens to Darlington (T2D) project is the final section of North-South Corridor. T2D will allow motorists to bypass 21 sets of traffic lights when travelling between the River Torrens and Darlington.

Stage One of Torrens to Darlington project will see the completion of the motorway between ANZAC Highway to Darlington. Also referred to as the Southern Tunnel, Stage One includes approximately six kilometres of motorway,  of which over four kilometres  is to be tunneled. The construction methodology will prioritise minimising disruptions to motorists, residents and businesses along this section of South Road. Procurement methodology and project packaging are to be further refined through market sounding process as part of the business case development.

Key Dates

Apr 2019 Project Announced
2023 Expected Construction Commencement
2028 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
SA Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Infrastructure and Transport
Related contracts:
Master Advisory Services contract
Successful Tenderer - A Joint Venture between Aurecon and Mott MacDonald

Reference design
Successful Tenderer - A Joint Venture between GHD, WGA and WSP

Tunneling investigation
Successful Tenderer - PwC, SMEC, WSP and Tunnelling Solutions

PROJECT HISTORY

Apr 2019 The Federal and South Australian Governments jointly committed $5.4 billion for the Torrens to Darlington section of the North-South Corridor.
Dec 2019 After reviewing the initial business case, and on advice from Infrastructure SA, the SA Government announced it will establish a Program Management Office (PMO) within the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in early 2020.
Nov 2020 The South Australian Government commenced market sounding process for the Torrens to Darlington section. Registration of Interest were called from 17 November to 25 November, with interviews with selected participants, as well as written feedback submission concluding on 18 December 2020.
Nov 2020 The South Australian Government announced the commencement of reference design phase.
Nov 2020 Following the selection of preferred option, new geotechnical testing commenced.
Nov 2020 A 'hybrid+' option was announced as the preferred design option for Torrens to Darlington. The specific details of the hybrid+ option design, operation and connectivity are to be presented as investigation works and the reference design process are progressed.
Jan 2021 The Government of South Australia called for Registrations of Interest to participate in the market sounding process for transaction advisory services for both stages of the Torrens to Darlington section of the North-South Corridor.
Feb 2021 A Joint Venture of Aurecon and Mott MacDonald were awarded the Master Advisory Services contract for the Project.
Feb 2021 The Government of South Australia issued the Request for Tenders for Phase Two Geotechnical Investigation Studies for the North-South Corridor – Torrens to Darlington, with tenders closing on 16 March 2021.
Mar 2021 Procurement for Transaction Advisory Services began with registrations for the Request for Tenders (RFT) closing on 13 April.
May 2021 Aurecon was awarded the second contract of the project's ground investigation, focusing on the Southern Tunnel section of the corridor.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
South Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources