The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (12:29): I move:

That this house—

(a) condemns the outcome of the federal government's 90-day infrastructure review;

(b) condemns the axing of the following five key infrastructure projects in South Australia:

(i) Hahndorf township improvements and access upgrades, including the $45 million Mount Barker interchange;

(ii) Truro freight route;

(iii) Onkaparinga Valley Road/Tiers Road/Nairne Road intersection upgrade at Woodside;

(iv) Old Belair Road upgrade at Mitcham; and

(v) Main South Road upgrade between Myponga and Cape Jervis;

(c) condemns the federal government for removing $399.6 million in federal funding for the above listed infrastructure projects; and

(d) urges the state and federal Labor governments to reinstate the infrastructure projects originally planned.

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:53): I, too, support this motion by the member for Hartley in condemning the outcome of the so-called 90-day review. Let us remember that this review took close on 200 days, with the outcome of the federal Labor government cutting $400 million from vital road funding in this state. We have heard the member for Schubert and others tell us about all the issues with the Truro freight bypass, and there are major issues.

I have travelled up and down that road many times, and you see how tight it is for the citizens of Truro to go back and forth, for people to access schools and shops—to just to go about their daily lives without heavy freight passing through the town. Here was a sensible outcome to bypass the town with that freight bypass and get those heavy loads off the road. There is already a lot of work being done with anything bigger than a B-double going around that bypass, coming up from Murray Bridge through Mannum, Sedan and the Halfway House Corner on the Sturt Highway, which is keeping a lot of freight out of the city—but more needs to be done to make it more attractive for that freight to go around there.

Just briefly, because I know there are others who want to speak, I also slam the government for not standing up, as well, for the Hahndorf bypass. Hahndorf is a car park. It is a great place to visit, and that is why people go there. It is a fantastic place to visit, but it is literally a standing car park.

What the government did by putting trucks up River Road put local communities at risk, and they had to cut down many, many trees—and for what? Just take the sensible option and put that bypass in at Hahndorf, and get that intersection in at Mount Barker, so that people can actually get in and out of there in a timely manner, for the many thousands—many thousands—of people who have to travel around that area at times.

The essential steps should have been taken. Yes, there might have been some compulsory acquisition, but that is why it is called compulsory acquisition. Sometimes the greater good has to be done. It got done on the freeway: it went straight through Alexander Downer's property, straight through, so that we can access Adelaide with some decent roads from the bush—and you notice that when you come from regional areas.

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