Duplicating the
Joy Baluch Bridge
in Port Augusta

Duplicating the
Joy Baluch Bridge
in Port Augusta

We are upgrading one of South Australia’s most important road links – improving road safety and traffic flow for regional South Australians, tourists and freight.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government is duplicating the Joy Baluch AM Bridge in Port Augusta with construction well underway and completion expected in 2022.

Unlike the former labor government who preferred to pick fights with Canberra, we worked closely with the Federal Government and, within six weeks of being elected, we secured the federal funding needed to make this project a reality.

Joy Baluch is one of the most important bridges in the state, enabling freight to travel from Sydney to Perth and Adelaide to Darwin. It is also a key road link for local commuters and an important tourist connection to the Eyre Peninsula, northern South Australia and beyond.

This soon to be completed project will make this road quicker and safer for all users. It will also address the current bridge speed restrictions and improve safety for people walking or cycling across the bridge.

Joy Baluch Bridge duplication is part of our record $17.9 billion Building What Matters infrastructure program which is creating thousands of jobs and improving the lives of South Australians.

What it means for you

  • Getting you home, to work or to your holiday quicker and safer
  • Freight can move more efficiently, boosting regional economies
  • More local jobs

Policy snapshot

  • Duplication of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge in Port Augusta is well underway with completion expected in 2022.
  • We have worked closely and productively with the Federal Government to secure funding for key projects like this and many others.
  • Part of our record $17.9 billion Building What Matters infrastructure program.
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We are upgrading one of South Australia’s most important road links – improving road safety and traffic flow for regional South Australians, tourists and freight.

We are upgrading one of South Australia’s most important road links – improving road safety and traffic flow for regional South Australians, tourists and freight.