Aus Link - National Network

National Network

Australian Government land transport funding is focused on the National Network, which includes rail and road corridors, connecting at one or both ends to State Capital Cities:

  • Sydney - Melbourne, road (Hume Highway) and rail
  • Sydney - Brisbane, road (Pacific Highway route and New England and Cunningham Highways route) and rail (North Coast railway line)
  • Sydney - Adelaide, road (Sturt Highway) and rail (via Cootamundra, Parkes, Broken Hill and Crystal Brook)
  • Melbourne - Adelaide, road (Western and Dukes Highways) and rail (via Geelong)
  • Melbourne - Brisbane, road (Goulburn Valley, Newell, Gore and Warrego Highways)
  • Adelaide - Perth, road (Princes, Eyre, Coolgardie-Esperance and Great Eastern Highways) and rail (Trans-Australian Railway)
  • Perth - Darwin, road (Great Northern Highway and Victoria Highways)
  • Adelaide - Darwin, road (Stuart Highway) and rail (Port Augusta-Darwin)
  • Brisbane - Darwin, road (Warrego, Landsborough and Barkly Highways)
  • Brisbane - Cairns, road (Bruce Highway)
  • Brisbane - Townsville, rail
  • Townsville - Mount Isa, road (Flinders Highway) and rail
  • Melbourne - Sale, road (Princes Highway)
  • Perth - Bunbury, road (South Western Highway)
  • Hobart - Burnie, including link to Bell Bay, Tasmania, road (Midland, Bass and East Tamar Highway) and rail
  • Melbourne - Mildura, road (Calder Highway) and rail (via Geelong)
  • Sydney - Dubbo, road (Great Western and Mitchell Highways) and rail (via Bathurst and Parkes
  • Canberra connectors to the Hume Highway (Federal and Barton Highways), road only
  • Sydney - Wollongong, road (Southern Freeway and Princes Highway) and rail
  • Melbourne - Geelong, road (Princes Highway) and rail
  • some urban road and rail links in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, connecting the long distance links to each other and to ports and airports
  • Hunter Valley rail links (Dubbo to Merrygoen, Werris Creek Muswellbrook and Port of Newcastle and Merrygoen to Muswellbrook via Ulan)

The White Paper announced funding of $12,708 million for road and rail projects in the first five years of AusLink, 2004-05 to 2008-09 (Australian financial years run from 1 July to 30 June). In the 2007-08 Federal Budget, it was announced $22,290 million would be spent on Auslink II from 2009-10 to 2013-14.

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