$5.4B South Rd Development Sparks Outcry
Posted on: Tue 30 Jun 2020
Public outcry over the Federal and State Government’s dedication to the North-South Corridor expansions has reached a climax, with Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephan Knoll proposing a $5.4 billion dollar final expansion of South Road this.
Justifying this mammoth pledge, Mr Knoll dubbed this ‘the single biggest job-creating project in our state’s history’. Considering his recent attempts to cut Adelaide Metro bus routes and privatise the rail network, this decision is highly controversial among South Australian environmentalists and tax-payers.
The project will absorb South Australian funding and resources for the better half of a decade, while alternative funding to more socially valuable bushfire recovery and public transport options are ignored.
ConservationSA’s Craig Wilkins joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to discuss the reactions to this controversial decision. You can read more from ConservationSA here.
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