Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 14:17 ): My question is also to the Minister for Transport. Given the government spent $2 million on a study, drawings of the train overpass at the Oaklands crossing, when does the government plan to begin work on this project?
The Hon. S.C. MULLIGHAN ( Lee—Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning, Minister Assisting the Minister for Housing and Urban Development) (14:18): Can I thank the member for Mitchell for his interest in this particular matter, as I note his very keen interest that he has raised on numerous occasions within this chamber. Yes, a study was done some years ago—off the top of my head, 2011 or perhaps 2012—which indicated a solution in the order of I think $210 million off the top of my head (I do not have that in front of me), but of a very significant magnitude.
The government released, before the election, a draft Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan which spoke about a series of transport improvements across central Adelaide, broader metropolitan Adelaide, and of course across the rest of the state over a series of time frames: within five years, five to 15 years, and 15 to 30 years. While the Oaklands crossing was identified as a transport issue that needed attention, it wasn't identified as an issue which needed attention in that most immediate time category. That has been the position of the government.
Parliamentary Hansard: 18 June 2015