North South Corridor - ANZAC Highway to Darlington
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
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).
One component that remains unfunded is the ANZAC Highway to Darlington section of works along South Road.
The exact scope of the ANZAC Highway to Darlington section remains unresolved, and subject to further scoping work. In August 2018, the State Government released a tender for the business case development for the ANZAC Highway to Darlington section. The tender is to investigate the possibility and technical viability associated with tunnelling for this section. In October the Government announced PWC as the successful tenderer along with SMEC, WSP and Tunnelling Solutions who will undertake the technical study into the viability of tunnelling. The business case is expected to be submitted to Infrastructure Australia before the end of 2018.
In the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's 2015 10-Year Strategy for the remaining sections of the corridor, this section of works is estimated to cost $2.03 billion.
The 2018-19 Federal Budget committed an additional $1.4 billion to the North-South Corridor over the next 10 years, of which $1.22 billion is not yet allocated to a specific section. However, details of the funding profile and commencement date are not provided in the Budget.
Last reviewed: 01/11/2018