Shovel-ready construction projects set to be fast-tracked
Building and construction projects that are in the pipeline and valued at more than $20m are set to be fast-tracked under a South Australian state government initiative to support the construction sector.
SA Premier Jay Weatherill announced an initiative to intensively case manage projects to fruition in an effort to support the construction industry through a difficult period. Mr Weatherill will ask the Economic Development Board, Urban Renewal Authority and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to prepare an assessment of shovel-ready construction projects valued at more than $20m that are currently seeking approvals.
“Where additional work is required for approval to be granted, we will appoint a case manager for each project to help expedite the relevant approvals,” Mr Weatherill said. “This won’t alter our existing planning, environmental and safety approvals system, which is the best in the nation.
“But there is a sense of urgency about the circumstances of the building and construction sector, that’s why we are taking this extraordinary step to ensure that our construction industry is supported.”
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