Which Australian towns will be the first to get anzac bridges?
Construction on the A$1.9 billion bridge that will link two of Australia’s biggest cities, Brisbane and Perth, is nearing completion, with the state government promising to start work on it by the end of next year.
But despite the construction boom, the ABC has found that only about half of the towns that will be built are actually connected to the new bridge.
The remaining two thirds of Australia are still not connected to any of the new roads or bridges that will connect them, even though a total of 2.7 million people in Australia will be able to travel through the new “A$1 billion A$2 billion” rail link, which is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
The gap between the first and second bridges has not been narrowed by construction, and the state is still working on the third bridge, which will be located at the southern tip of the state.
However, it is clear that there is not much public funding available to help connect these communities, with most of the funding allocated for roads, bridges and other infrastructure coming from the Australian Federal Government.
In some cases, public infrastructure is being built in areas that are not connected by roads or other public transport, or for people who are not already connected by public transport.
But the lack of public funding is not the only reason for the gaps between towns and the new bridges.
For example, the construction of the $2.5 billion Perth Metro line has so far failed to connect the towns of Tuggeranong, Karratha and Port Hedland, but this is expected to be a long-term problem, and could continue into the future.
As the ABC’s analysis shows, the lack a funding for public transport is only one of the major reasons behind the lack access for the Aussies to the bridge.
There is also the fact that public transport systems in the two cities are not fully connected to each other.
For instance, the Brisbane-based South West Trains runs services between Tuggers Bay and Port Augusta, while Melbourne-based Metro operates from Melbourne to Karrathooine.
These are all examples of how not enough is being spent to connect communities.
The construction of this bridge is expected bring an additional $200 million in economic activity to towns around Brisbane.
But this is not going to be enough to keep them connected to these new public transport links.
The A$3.6 billion Aussie rail project, which was originally supposed to bring trains between Sydney and Melbourne, has been delayed until 2021, while other infrastructure is also delayed, including the $3.5bn upgrade to the Aussie-owned Koorang Highway, which links Townsville with Townsville-Brisbane.
And while the construction works on the Kooranga Highway have already begun, there is still a gap between them and the A-Train line.
But it appears that the construction work has already started and that the A-$1.2 billion rail link is already fully operational, with rail services linking Brisbane and Townsville.