Globelink is a plan to reshape the South Australian landscape with a generational upgrade to South Australia's freight export infrastructure. Globelink will create a new network that provides our companies with the competitive advantage they need to get
our premium quality South Australian products to the world by connecting our road, rail, road, air and sea freight systems.
The 2018- 2019 State Budget allocated $20.0 million to develop the master plan for GlobeLink.
The GlobeLink master plan will investigate an alternative non-stop corridor connecting the state's south east to Port Adelaide for freight travelling by either rail or road. This would provide for safe and efficient movement of freight, avoiding the heavily populated areas along existing freight routes for road and rail. The master plan will also investigate options including a 24–hour freight only airport near Murray Bridge to increase access to international markets and an inter-modal export park near Murray Bridge to attract major logistics business, distribution, cold-chain and other associated freight service.
An initial business case will be undertaken in 2018–19 which will identify timing and delivery of further stages in the planning process. A comprehensive consultation process with industry and the community on the business case will take place, prior to completion of the master plan.
The government would partner with the Commonwealth Government to deliver the funding required for the project. Securing Commonwealth Government funding will require the submission of the master plan with a complete business case and a successful cost/benefit analysis to Infrastructure Australia.
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